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October 11, 2011
Grey matter volume reductions in the prefrontal cortex are associated with substance abuse, whereas greater volumes in the mesolimbic reward system characterize a history of violent offending. Medscape Medical News (...
October 11, 2011
Although exercise is often prescribed as a treatment for migraine, there has not previously been sufficient scientific evidence that it really works. However, research from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of...
October 10, 2011
A new study finds a program designed to assist communities in preventing unhealthy behaviors in teens is effective in reducing adolescent smoking and drinking. The study found tenth graders in towns that used the...
October 10, 2011
Young people who are genetically vulnerable to depression should be extra careful about using cannabis: smoking cannabis leads to an increased risk of developing depressive symptoms, according to a new study carried out...
October 10, 2011
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health have announced a joint, large-scale, national study of tobacco users to monitor and assess the behavioral and health impacts of new government...
October 2, 2011
Experts published in October's American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) supplement several pieces arguing that medical education must put greater emphasis on public health and prevention to ensure that future...
October 1, 2011
Authors: Pagliarani G, Botti C Abstract In environmental epidemiology research, decisions about when and how to intervene requires adequate ethical reflection. In fact, different kinds of issues may arise about...
October 1, 2011
Conclusions:Infant sleep difficulties and maternal mood play independent roles in infant-mother bonding disturbance, which in turn predicts behavioral problems at 18 months.Citation:Hairston IS; Waxler E; Seng JS;...
September 29, 2011
This study examines the evidence regarding the effectiveness of interventions aimed at the prevention of harmful alcohol and drug use in nightlife settings. A literature search was conducted in 2009. Of 161 studies, 17...
September 15, 2011
Policies that ban smoking on college campuses can reduce students’ smoking and change their attitudes toward smoking regulations, a new study suggests. The study compared smoking rates and student attitudes toward...

 

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