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NIH-Funded Study Shows Children Recycle Brain Regions When Acquiring New Skills

During development the brain can repurpose parts when learning to recognize faces and to read. Sample images used for testing brain responses in children. To understand how t...
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September is National Recovery Month: Mother Shares Her Journey with Heroin-Addicted Daughter

Millions of American lives have been forever transformed by the effective treatment options available for addiction recovery, and they deserve to be noticed. National Recovery...
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Contact Events in Rugby Union Linked to Reduced Blood Flow to The Brain, Impacting Brain Function

Repetitive contact events incurred over a single season resulted in professional rugby union players having a reduced ability to regulate blood flow to the brain, which is ess...
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Survivors Of Trauma Struggle To Move On From The Loss Of Loved Ones

Among individuals who survive a trauma that resulted in the loss of a close friend or loved one, symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder can predict complicated grief – a s...
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Tips for Families: Supporting Children With Speech and Language Disorders as They Return to In-Person School

With students across the country preparing to return to in-person school, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is providing advice for parents and caregiver...
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First Long COVID Guidance Statement on Fatigue Released By American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) released the first in a series of peer-reviewed guidance statements to help physicians make clinical decisions con...
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Emergency Department-Administered, High-Dose Buprenorphine May Enhance Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Outcome

High-dose buprenorphine therapy, provided under emergency department care, is safe and well tolerated in people with opioid use disorder experiencing opioid withdrawal symptom...
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Guiding Principles for Work Shift Duration Published by American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and Sleep Research Society (SRS) have published evidence-based guiding principles to help employers determine optimal work shift ...
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Cannabis Use May Be Associated With Suicidality In Young Adults

An analysis of survey data from more than 280,000 young adults ages 18-35 showed that cannabis (marijuana) use was associated with increased risks of thoughts of suicide (suic...
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‘Ghosted’ Long COVID Patients Validated by America’s Top Physicians in New Book

Doctors reveal the truth behind the terrible post-COVID epidemic now striking millions of parents and children Award-winning medical journalist Michael Bowker interviews phy...
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About Variants of the Virus that Causes COVID-19

Information about the characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they spread, whether they could cause more s...
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Scientists Discover Brain Cells That Compete To Sustain Or Suppress Traumatic Memories

Two clusters of brain cells compete to promote either the persistence or disappearance of traumatic memories, according to a new study conducted in mice. The findings could pr...
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Composing Thoughts: Mental Handwriting Produces Brain Activity That Can Be Turned Into Text

NIH BRAIN Initiative-funded project could help people with paralysis to communicate. Scientists have developed a brain-computer interface (BCI) designed to restore the abilit...
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Lost Sleep After Death of a Spouse Can Damage Health of Survivor

The death of a spouse is a devastating event that can affect many aspects of the surviving partner's life. Sleep loss that often follows can have a negative long-term impact o...
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Behavior In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Challenged By Covid Effects On Family Income, Food Insecurity

Routine and structure are often essential in the lives of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, those key element...
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Modern Love: 10 Tips For Helping Teens Navigate The World Of Online Dating And Relationships

While technology has made it easier than ever for young people to meet new people, communicate with romantic partners, and carry on long distance relationships, it’s also crea...
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Guest Editorial: Healthcare Needs Increasing but Hesitancy Persists

Wearing masks, washing hands regularly, using hand sanitizers and staying home more helped to control the spread of Covid. These measures also kept people from spreading and c...
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Exploring ‘Exercise as Medicine’

If being sedentary is the new smoking, then UCI’s nascent Exercise as Medicine class is the modern equivalent of the old surgeon general’s warning on cigarette packs. Taught...
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Volunteers of America Provides Free Online Help for Frontline Workers Suffering Trauma and Burnout During COVID-19

Volunteers of America is one of the oldest charities in the nation, celebrating 125 years this year. It has almost 16,000 employees across the country including nurses, health...
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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Unveils “The Apartment,” a Full-Scale Model Dementia-Friendly Residence

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) unveiled The Apartment, a full-scale model dementia-friendly residence in AFA headquarters—with entryway, kitchen, bedroom, bath, l...
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Battling Public Health Misinformation Online

Social media and web-based news channels became a communication superhighway for correct and incorrect public health information during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study of thi...
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Feeling Younger Buffers Older Adults from Stress, Protects Against Health Decline

People who feel younger have a greater sense of well-being, better cognitive functioning, less inflammation, lower risk of hospitalization and even live longer than their olde...
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Prototype App for Mobile Devices Could Screen Children at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder

NIH-funded research project develops app to track eye movements in response to videos. A mobile app was successful at distinguishing toddlers diagnosed with autism spectrum d...
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New Poll of U.S. Adults Reveals Widespread Inaction on Hearing Loss

With hearing loss ranking as one of the most common chronic health conditions that U.S. adults experience, affecting an estimated 48 million people nationwide, the American Sp...
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Nih-Funded Research Team Develops Language Test For People With Down Syndrome

A research team funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a test to evaluate the expressive language skills of people with Down syndrome, a condition resultin...
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