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Article ID: 699476

Child Mistreatment Is Linked to Alcohol-Use Problems via Impulsive Decisions

Research Society on Alcoholism

Young adults who report mistreatment (‘maltreatment’ by the authors) during childhood often demonstrate poor decision-making skills and are at risk for developing alcohol or other drug (AOD) problems, in particular when around peers. Research suggests that decision-making depends on a person’s ability to regulate him/herself during socially stressful situations. This study examined relationships between child mistreatment and AOD problems, with a focus on lack of self-regulation by the young adults as a key risk factor.

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23-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 699630

Boys Town National Research Hospital Helps Target Behavioral Interventions for Aggressive Youth

Boys Town National Research Hospital

Across the county, many adolescents struggle with disruptive behavior ranging from aggression or rage toward others to outbursts in the classroom. These behaviors appear similar, but a recent brain-imaging study at Boys Town National Research Hospital suggests a youth's prior exposure to abuse or neglect may impact the way that youth emotionally responds to the pain of others.

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28-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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    27-Aug-2018 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 699449

Researchers Reveal How Gene Variant Is Linked to Chronic Pain After Traumatic Injury

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

In 2013, UNC School of Medicine researchers were first to show an association between variants in gene FKBP5 and posttraumatic chronic pain. Now a new study by the same research group has confirmed this association in a cohort of more than 1,500 people of both European American and African American descent who experienced motor vehicle collision trauma.

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23-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 699579

UIC Awarded $7 Million to Develop Depression Prevention Program

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago has been awarded $7 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop programs to prevent depression among teens.

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27-Aug-2018 12:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699575

Study Finds 1 in 12 Children Taking Multiple Medications at Risk

University of Illinois at Chicago

About one in five children regularly use prescription medications, and nearly one in 12 of those children are at risk for experiencing a harmful drug-drug interaction. Adolescent girls are at highest risk.

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27-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699362

Even Toddlers Care What Others Think

American Psychological Association (APA)

By the time toddlers are forming two-word sentences, they are already aware that they may be judged by others, behavior that previously wasn’t believed to emerge until years later, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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22-Aug-2018 12:30 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 699479

How We Judge Personality from Faces Depends on Our Pre-Existing Beliefs About How Personality Works

New York University

We make snap judgments of others based not only on their facial appearance, but also on our pre-existing beliefs about how others’ personalities work.

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27-Aug-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 699477

Advanced Microscope Technology Reveals Novel Side to Cell Signaling Complex

UT Southwestern Medical Center

In a study published today in Science, UT Southwestern and Rockefeller University researchers used advanced microscopes to determine at atomic resolution the structure of a molecular complex implicated in birth defects and several cancers.

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23-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699393

The Medical Minute: Working Through Life’s Daily Stress

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Although some people are genetically more susceptible to the stressors of daily life than others, most could benefit from learning how to lower that stress before it negatively affects their physical and mental health.

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22-Aug-2018 3:30 PM EDT

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