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February 27, 2017

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February 27, 2017

Tired Teens 4.5 Times More Likely to Commit Crimes as Adults

Feb. 23, 2017 — Teenagers who experience sleep problems and exhibit anti-social behavior are more likely to commit violent crimes as adults, new research ... read more

Family Focused Interventions for at Risk Children and Youth

Feb. 21, 2017 — Experts discuss how interventions can be developed to maximize resilience among children experiencing adversity and improve outcomes for their families as ... read more

Treatment Strategy for Anorexia

Feb. 20, 2017 — New research conducted in adolescent rodents provides insights on the mechanisms behind anorexia nervosa and points to a potential treatment ... read more

Parenting Significantly Impacts Development of Children With Fragile X Syndrome

Feb. 14, 2017 — A longitudinal study of children with Fragile X Syndrome, the leading genetic cause of autism, and their mothers found that sustained maternal responsivity had a significant positive impact on the ... read more

Studies Uncover Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

Feb. 10, 2017 — Doctors are beginning to get answers to the question that every parent whose child has had a traumatic brain injury wants to know: What will my child be like 10 years from ... read more

Traffic Light in the Brain

Feb. 10, 2017 — New insights into the roles of different subareas in the prefrontal cortex have been uncovered by researchers. Whether the brain responds to an external stimulus or not depends significantly on the ... read more

Brain Stem Volume Linked to Aggression in Autism

Feb. 9, 2017 — New research from autism experts is providing clues into the link between aggression and autism -- clues the team hopes will eventually lead to more effective ... read more

Naps May Help Preschoolers Learn, Study Finds

Feb. 8, 2017 — Researchers studied verb learning in 3-year-olds, finding that those who napped after learning new verbs had a better understanding of the words when tested 24 hours ... read more

Harsh Parenting Predicts Low Educational Attainment Through Increasing Peer Problems

Feb. 8, 2017 — Children exposed to harsh parenting are at greater risk of having poor school outcomes, a new study of 1,482 students in Maryland has ... read more

Beliefs About Better Treatment for HIV Leads Gay Men to Engage in Riskier Sex

Feb. 8, 2017 — A survey in the US notes a consistent increase in the occurrence of condomless anal sex among men, as well as a rise in how many sex partners they have. Although antiretroviral therapies (ART) have ... read more

Exercise, Sleep Are Key to Keeping Employees from Bringing Home Work Frustrations, Study Shows

Feb. 7, 2017 — A brisk walk or a long swim may be the key to preventing a bad day at the office from spilling over into the home. A study tracked participants' sleep patterns and daytime physical movements ... read more

Researchers Find Chemical Switch That May Decrease Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Feb. 7, 2017 — In mice, adjusting levels of a compound called kynurenic acid can have significant effects on schizophrenia-like behavior, research has found. In recent years, scientists have identified kynurenic ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Anxiety in social situations is not a rare problem: Around one in ten people are affected by social anxiety disorder during their lifetime. Social anxiety disorder is diagnosed if fears and anxiety ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Studying mice, scientists have fortified evidence that a key purpose of sleep is to recalibrate the brain cells responsible for learning and memory so the animals can 'solidify' lessons ... read more

Addicted Individuals Less Responsive to Reward-Anticipation

Feb. 2, 2017 — It may be difficult for addicted individuals to learn when they can expect a reward. This learning problem could perhaps explain why they are more prone to addiction and find it difficult to kick the ... read more

Intimate Partner Violence Among Youth Linked to Suicide, Weapons and Drug Use

Jan. 31, 2017 — Adolescents who are violent toward their romantic partners are also more likely to think about or attempt suicide, carry a weapon, threaten others with a weapon and use drugs or alcohol than peers in ... read more

Researchers Generate Rat Model of Autism

Jan. 31, 2017 — A study has found that oxytocin improves behavioral and electrophysiological deficits in a novel Shank3-deficient ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — The ancient impulse to procreate is necessary for survival and must be hardwired into our brains. Now scientists have discovered an important clue about the neurons involved in that wiring. With a ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — People who continued to train on a visual task for 20 minutes past the point of mastery locked in that learning, shielding it from interference by new learning, a new study ... read more

School Bullying Linked to Lower Academic Achievement, Research Finds

Jan. 30, 2017 — A study that tracked hundreds of children from kindergarten through high school found that chronic or increasing levels of bullying were related to lower academic achievement, a dislike of school and ... read more

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