• Classroom Damaged by Hurricane Maria (IMAGE)
  • MUSC Psychologists Release Results of Survey of 'Maria Generation' Kids

  • Apr 30, 2019 12:38 PM EDT
  • Psychologists from the Medical University of South Carolina have just published one of the largest post-disaster screening projects in U.S. history. The report, available online through JAMA Network Open, measured the magnitude of Hurricane Maria's impact on t…
  • Leaves of the Peppermint Plant (IMAGE)
  • A Spoonful of Peppermint Helps the Meal go Down

  • Apr 29, 2019 10:35 AM EDT
  • Imagine that while eating a delicious meal at your favorite restaurant, your joy is cut short because of difficulty swallowing your food, followed by chest pain.
  • Hannah Schoch and Ashley Ingiosi in Peixoto Lab (IMAGE)
  • Study Links Gene to Sleep Problems in Autism

  • Apr 29, 2019 09:57 AM EDT
  • SPOKANE, Wash. - Up to 80 percent of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience sleep problems. The source of these problems has been as much of a mystery as the exact causes of ASD, which scientists are still working to unravel.
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  • Some Children Find it Harder to Understand What Strangers are Saying

  • Apr 27, 2019 09:55 AM EDT
  • New research by New York University Steinhardt Associate Professor Susannah Levi finds that children with poorer language skills are at a disadvantage when given tasks or being spoken to by strangers because they cannot, as easily as their peers, understand sp…
  • Anna Penn, M.D., Ph.D. (IMAGE)
  • Placental Function Linked to Brain Injuries Associated with Autism

  • Apr 27, 2019 09:17 AM EDT
  • BALTIMORE - Allopregnanolone (ALLO), a hormone made by the placenta late in pregnancy, is such a potent neurosteroid that disrupting its steady supply to the developing fetus can leave it vulnerable to brain injuries associated with autism spectrum disorder (A…
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  • Preschool Health Program Successful in Instilling Heart Healthy Habits

  • Apr 26, 2019 09:55 AM EDT
  • Preschoolers in an underserved community who took part in a health promotion educational program aimed at establishing health behaviors showed a 2.2-fold increase in knowledge, attitudes, and habits compared to their classmates who did not take part in the pro…
  • A Team of University of Illinois Experts Who Study Food Choice Issues (IMAGE)
  • Scholars: Estimates of Food Insecurity Among College Students Problematic

  • Apr 25, 2019 05:51 PM EDT
  • CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A growing body of research suggests that food insecurity is prevalent on college campuses. But according to a new paper from a team of University of Illinois experts who study food choice issues, just how many college students struggle with …
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