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Brain Scans May Aid Early Detection of Schizophrenia
Recently released findings show that reductions of gray matter in the brain identifiable through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are linked to an elevated risk of schizophrenia. For the last ten years, University of Ediburgh scientists have been tracking ...
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Autism Genome Project Indentifies New Genetic Links
An international research project analyzing DNA samples from 1,168 families with two or more children with autism has located two possible sites linked to the development of the disorder: a "previously unsuspected" region of chromosome 11 and the deletion o...
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Helping Girls Resist Media Sexualization
Imagine a 5-year-old girl walking through a mall wearing a short T-shirt that says "Flirt." Consider the instructions given in magazines to preadolescent girls on how to look sexy and get a boyfriend by losing 10 pounds and straightening their hair. Envis...
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Day Care Linked to Behavior Problems
The good news for working parents? Children who spend ten or more hours per week at a day care center have stronger vocabulary skills by fifth grade, particularly if they receive high quality care. The bad news? The more time they spend in child care, the m...
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Fathers Suffering Postpartum Depression May Hinder Child Development
Men are also at a high risk for depression following the birth of a child, shows new research presented at the American Psychiatric Association meeting in Washington last week.
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Stress In Early Pregnancy Linked to Schizophrenia
Mothers who experience severely distressful events such as a natural disaster, war-related events or the loss of a loved one early in pregnancy may have offspring with increased predisposition to schizophrenia.
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