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  • 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…
  • Preschoolers
  • 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…
  • Young Adult Suicide Reason
  • '13 Reasons Why' and Young Adults' Risk of Suicide

  • Apr 25, 2019 03:24 PM EDT
  • One of the most heavily watched and debated fictional portrayals of suicide in recent years was the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why," which raised outcries about potential contagion stemming from its portrayal of a female high-school student's suicide.
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  • Permanent Daylight Savings may Cancel out Changes to School Start Times

  • Apr 22, 2019 11:57 AM EDT
  • Moving the clock forward and then back each spring and fall usually draws plenty of complaints and questions about why such a change is necessary. As a result, several states in the U.S., including California, Washington, Florida, and North Carolina, are now c…
  • Teens Against Junk Food
  • New Study Finds Simple Way to Inoculate Teens Against Junk Food Marketing

  • Apr 18, 2019 09:05 PM EDT
  • In a bid to fight obesity, public-health researchers have been trying for decades to find a way to convince teenagers to skip junk food and eat healthily, to little avail. One of the biggest obstacles is the enormous volume of food marketing kids are exposed t…
  • Reattaching to work is just as important as detaching from work, study finds (Image)
  • Reattaching to work is just as important as detaching from work

  • Mar 18, 2019 10:10 AM EDT
  • Research has increasingly shown that an employee's ability to mentally detach from work and recoup during non-work hours is important for their well-being. But a new study co-authored by a Portland State University professor suggests the opposite is just as im…
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