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Do Children with Tourette Syndrome Have an Advantage at Language?

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Children with Tourette syndrome may process aspects of language faster than other children, a new study shows

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UTHealth Expands Bereavement Services to HISD School Children

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The Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center for Youth at UTHealth will expand screening, assessment and intervention for traumatized and bereaved youth into the Houston Independent School District (HISD). The program is funded in part by The Brown Foundation, Inc.

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Setting the Stage From Diagnoses to Dimensions

The case-control method, where researchers compare patients with a particular disease to healthy control participants, has increased understanding of disease-related effects at a group level. However, psychiatric pathology complicates assumptions of the method – that the illness can be defined and that patients cleanly fit the definition. Although psychiatry has characterized different diagnoses, patients within a diagnosis vary widely and symptoms often overlap diagnostic labels.

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Police Violence Against Unarmed Black Men Results in Loss of Thousands of Crime-Related 911 Calls

A new study shows that publicized cases of police violence against unarmed black men have a clear and significant negative impact on citizen crime reporting, specifically 911 calls.

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Do Race-Based Stressors Contribute to the Achievement Gap?

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Stress of racial discrimination may help explain racial/ethnic differences in achievement

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Today’s Parents Spend More Time with Their Kids Than Moms and Dads Did 50 Years Ago

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Guilt-ridden busy moms and dads take heart: Mothers – and fathers – across most Western countries are spending more time with their children than parents did in the mid-’60s, according to a University of California, Irvine study. And time spent with kids is highest among better-educated parents – a finding that somewhat surprised study co-author Judith Treas, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of sociology.

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Rest and Well-Being – World’s Largest Survey

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Over two thirds (68 per cent) of the public would like more rest, according to the world’s largest ever survey on the topic.

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Identifying Ecstasy’s Dangerous Path

In an important discovery in the battle against the United States’ growing drug epidemic, a Michigan State University economist has found the Carolinas could be a hotspot for the trafficking and production of the drug Ecstasy.

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The Hidden Value of an Older Workforce

Across North America, the workforce is going grey. In Canada, labour market participation rates of people 55 and over are rapidly increasing, from about 23 per cent in the mid-1990s to 37 per cent in 2015. In the US, those numbers are also on the rise — from 12 per cent in 1992 to 21 per cent in 2012. Concordia researchers provide practical tools to combat on-the-job ageism — and increase production

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Meditation Keeps Emotional Brain in Check

Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you’re not a mindful person, suggests a new study from Michigan State University.

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Smoking Bans Persuade Light Users to Give Up the Habit

A new national study shows for the first time how smoking bans in cities, states and counties led young people living in those areas to give up, or never take up, the use of cigarettes.

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Wednesday Is #WorldHeartDay & @Concordia Experts Are Ready to Talk Heart Health

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Chronicling Global Migration on a Computer Screen

Researchers at NYU’s Development Research Institute have created “Networks Beyond Borders,” an interactive web site (migration.nyudri.org) that traces the economic and religious ties within two disaporas through data, video, maps, and personal accounts

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U.S. Children Are Less Fit Than Others Around the World

An international research team co-led from the University of North Dakota and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) studied the aerobic fitness levels of children and youth across 50 countries. The results were just published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The U.S. ranked 47 of 50.

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WVU Experts: Faculty Available to Discuss Presidential Debate

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Having a Happy Spouse Could Be Good for Your Health

Having a happy spouse may be related to better health, at least among middle-aged and older adults, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.

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For Those with Higher Status Jobs, Depression May Be Harder to Treat

An international study has found that having a high status job means that you are less likely to respond to standard treatment with medications for depression.

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Cities of the Future

A new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests eight interventions that will help create healthier and more sustainable cities of the future, built to reduce the negative impacts of pollution, climate change, noise and crime.

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Violence Against Police Officers Can Trigger Increased Discrimination in Police Stops

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A new Yale study has found that incidents of extreme violence against police officers can lead to periods of substantially increased racial disparities in the use of force by police.

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UGA Expert Available to Comment on Charlotte Violence

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