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Inability to envision the future leads youths to commit more crimes

In a UT Dallas study involving serious youth offenders, the answer to one open-ended question predicted the teenagers’ offending patterns for the next seven years: “How long do you think you’ll live?

Diagnostic tool identifies children with emotional behavior difficulties in South Africa

Research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues in other areas of the world, which may have limited…

Fairness preferred by babies, but only if it benefits them

A couple of years ago a University of Washington researcher who studies how children develop social behaviors like kindness and generosity noticed something odd.

Delirium severity score; obesity and diabetes; shock therapy for chronic calcific shoulder tendinitis –  Annals of Internal Medicine

1. New delirium severity score helps to predict outcomes for hospitalized patientsA new delirium severity score proves accurate for predicting important clinical outcomes in hospitalized…

Incidence of rape in Kenya greatly decreased by empowerment program

A low-cost empowerment program for adolescent girls in Kenyan slums sharply curtails rape and sexual harassment of these girls, who live in an environment where women have low status and are…

Casual marijuana use: does it change the brain?

A study comparing the brains of marijuana smokers with non-users reveals even low intake of the drug can result in changes to brain areas involved in emotion and reward processing.

Anger at your spouse could be related to blood sugar

Lower levels of blood sugar may make married people angrier at their spouses and even more likely to lash out aggressively, new research reveals.

Functional brain imaging reliably predicts which vegetative patients have potential to recover consciousness

A functional brain imaging technique known as positron emission tomography is a promising tool for determining which severely brain damaged individuals in vegetative states have the potential to recover consciousness, according to new research.

Brain anatomy differences between deaf, hearing depend on first language learned

In the first known study of its kind, researchers have shown that the language we learn as children affects brain structure, as does hearing status. ‘What we’ve learned to date about differences in brain anatomy in hearing and deaf populations hasn’t t…

Brain changes associated with casual marijuana use in young adults: More ‘joints’ equal more damage

The size and shape of two brain regions involved in emotion and motivation may differ in young adults who smoke marijuana at least once a week, according to a new study. The findings suggest that recreational marijuana use may lead to previously uniden…