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‘Girly’ Girls, ‘Stud’ Boys More Apt to Favor Cancer-Risk Habits

April 18th, 2014
‘Girly’ Girls, ‘Stud’ Boys More Apt to Favor Cancer-Risk HabitsA new study discovers that young people who conform most strongly to norms of masculinity and femininity are significantly more likely than their peers to ...

Casual Pot Smoking Early On May Cause Brain Changes

April 18th, 2014
Casual Pot Smoking Early On May Cause Brain Changes A new study suggests that casual marijuana use during youth and young adulthood is associated with structural changes in specific brain areas. Specifically, researchers found that ...

Biomarkers Enable Screening for Autism at 9 Months

April 17th, 2014
Biomarkers Enable Screening for Autism at 9 Months New research suggests measurement of two biomarkers can help physicians and diagnosticians identify autism spectrum disorders (ASD) early in the developmental process. Detection of ASD is often ...

Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide Risk

April 17th, 2014
Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide RiskEmerging research suggests that teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as a concussion are at "significantly greater odds" of attempting suicide, being bullied, ...

1st Trimester Antidepressant Use Tied to Autism Risk

April 16th, 2014
1st Trimester Antidepressant Use Tied to Autism RiskA new Johns Hopkins study discovers an association between prenatal exposure to antidepressant medications, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and developmental delays (DD) in boys. Researchers from the Bloomberg School ...

Relationship Problems Can Damage Teen Girls’ Mental Health

April 16th, 2014
Relationship Problems Can Damage Teen Girls’ Mental HealthA new study surprised researchers, finding that for adolescent girls, romantic relationship problems can have serious, negative implications for their mental health. "I found that girls' risk of severe ...

How Moms Talk to Kids Helps Them Learn Right and Wrong

April 16th, 2014
How Moms Talk to Kids Helps Them Learn Right and WrongParents want their children to grow up to be stellar citizens and overall good people. But not much is known about how they actually go ...

Young Fathers Also Susceptible to Postpartum Depression

April 15th, 2014
Young Fathers Also Susceptible to Postpartum Depression“It’s not just new moms who need to be screened for depression," says pediatrician Craig Garfield, M.D. "Dads are at risk, too." A new Northwestern Medicine study led by ...

Not Just Man’s Best Friend, But For Autistic Kids Too

April 15th, 2014
Not Just Man's Best Friend, But For Autistic Kids TooThe decision to adopt a dog into the family is rarely routine as one must consider expense, time commitment, and overall responsibility. For families of children with ...

TV Can Disrupt Sleep in Young Children

April 15th, 2014
TV Can Disrupt Sleep in Young Children A new study confirms previous findings that both television viewing and sleeping in a room with a TV can decrease total sleep time for kids. The decline in sleep, ...
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