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Article ID: 696267

Does Good Attendance = Good Grades?

American Physiological Society (APS)

Studies of classroom attendance patterns in undergraduate students have shown that attendance and performance go hand in hand—attending class is the key to reaping the rewards of academic achievement. However, many of these studies were completed before the advent of the internet and the explosion of online learning. Researchers will discuss the changing nature of medical student engagement in the physical classroom and effective teaching approaches today at the American Physiological Society (APS) Institute on Teaching and Learning in Madison, Wis.

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Article ID: 696322

Can Psychological Stress Cause Vision Loss?

Institute for Medical Psychology, Otto-v.-Guericke University Magdeburg

Persistent psychological stress, which is widely recognized as a consequence of vision loss, is also a major contributor to its development and progression, according to a study now published in the EPMA Journal

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Article ID: 696310

Bad habits that lead to cancer, chronic disease corrected by simple lifestyle intervention

Northwestern University

A lifestyle intervention could fully normalize these four unhealthy behaviors, which put people at risk of developing heart disease and common cancers, including breast, colon and prostate.

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WHO ‘gaming disorder’ classification opens door for treatment

Iowa State University

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Article ID: 696229

$1.9 million grant aims to improve behavioral health care delivery

University of Illinois at Chicago

Graduate students in the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago will receive specialized training to help individuals with mental health issues in Chicago’s marginalized communities.

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Article ID: 695921

Warnings to Texting Pedestrians May Not Eliminate Risks, But They Can Help

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Improving pedestrian safety even in the presence of warnings remains a challenge.

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Article ID: 696114

Certain Types of Media Activity Among Youth May Be Linked to Certain Psychopathologies

Research Society on Alcoholism

Adolescence is a critical time for development of the brain, as well as accompanying cognitive and socioemotional abilities. It is also a time of high media activity. Results of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study that examined the effects of media activity on psychopathology among youth will be shared at the 41st annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in San Diego June 17-21.

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Researchers Find Increased Risk of Birth Defects in Babies After First-Trimester Exposure to Lithium

Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found an elevated risk of major congenital malformations in fetuses after first-trimester exposure to lithium, in the largest study ever to examine the risk of birth defects in lithium-exposed babies.

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CHOP’s Center for Autism Research Shows How the Brain’s “Reward Circuit” Plays a Key Role in Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A pair of recent studies performed by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania represents a significant step forward in understanding the role of the brain’s “reward circuit” and certain hallmarks of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), namely difficulty interpreting or engaging in typical social behavior and restricted or repetitive interests or behaviors.

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