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Article ID: 698436

Juvenile Diversion Programs Work, but New CWRU Research Shows They Also Curb Tendencies to Reoffend in Early Adulthood

Case Western Reserve University

Juveniles who complete diversion programs for their crimes are less likely to continue their criminal activity as adults, according to new research from Case Western Reserve University.

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Article ID: 698448

Fred Hutch Tip Sheet: Acupuncture for Breast Cancer Patients; Nanoparticles Pave the Way for CAR T-cell Immunotherapy in Solid Tumors; Endometriosis and Childhood Abuse

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

This month's medical tip sheet from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center includes stories about acupuncture for breast cancer patients, nanoparticles that pave the way for CAR T-cell immunotherapy in solid tumors and the link between childhood abuse and endometriosis later on in life. Also included is information on several awards and recognitions.

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Psychologists Discuss Opioid Epidemic

American Psychological Association (APA)

As the national opioid epidemic continues to take its toll, the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association will include a variety of sessions focused on how psychologists can help people with opioid dependence and addiction. Following is a list of relevant sessions.

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Psychologists Discuss Aspects of Violent Behavior

American Psychological Association (APA)

Violence will be a featured topic at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, with psychologists discussing community violence, gender-based violence, the role of race/ethnicity in the study of violence, intimate partner violence and the role of masculinity its perpetration. Following is a list of relevant sessions.

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Psychologists Discuss Suicide Epidemic

American Psychological Association (APA)

U.S. suicide rates are on the rise, with nearly 45,000 Americans dying by their own hand each year. Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and recent suicides by celebrities Robin Williams, Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have made international headlines.

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Psychologists Discuss Effects of Immigration on Mental Health

American Psychological Association (APA)

With the issue of immigration featured prominently in the news, psychologists at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association will be discussing many aspects of the topic, including the psychological harm to migrant youth in detention facilities and how psychologists are responding to the needs of immigrant communities. Following is a list of relevant sessions.

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Article ID: 698401

Intensive Outpatient Therapy Shows Rapid Reduction of Veterans’ PTSD Symptoms

Rush University Medical Center

Research conducted by clinicians at Rush University Medical Center's Road Home Program for veterans showed that combat veterans who received 3 weeks of intensive outpatient therapy had significant and rapid reduction in measurable PTSD symptoms. The findings add to the growing body evidence that several hours of therapy over several consecutive days could be an important step in addressing the unmet mental health needs of tens of thousands of military veterans.

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UB Psychologist Proposes Whales Use Song as Sonar

University at Buffalo

A University at Buffalo psychologist has proposed in a newly published paper that humpback whales may use song for long-range sonar. It’s the singing whale, not the listening whale who is doing most of the analysis, according to Eduardo Mercado III. If he’s right, Mercado says his model should change the direction of how we study whales.

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30-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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UB Research Suggests How Stimulant Treatments for ADHD Work

University at Buffalo

Stimulant medications are an effective treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In the classroom, parents and teachers say that medications like methylphenidate (MPH) can reduce symptoms and improve behavior. Although stimulants have been in use for decades to treat ADHD in school-aged children, just how they work hasn’t been clear. But the results of a new study in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry is filling in critical gaps about the role of improved cognitive functions.

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Dear Abby: Why Is It Better to Give Advice Than Receive It?

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

People struggling with motivation will benefit more from giving advice than receiving it, although most people predict the opposite to be true, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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