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Wild hyena populations demonstrate connections between early social experiences and stress resilience through DNA methylation; Study shows mental health, support, not just substance misuse key in parental neglect.
A high level of screen time could have a negative impact on children who were born extremely premature; Behavioral interventions that are problem-focused and oriented toward peer role modeling could have a beneficial impact; An infant's gut microbiom…
Sperm transcriptional state associated with paternal transmission of stress phenotypes in mice; Medications for opioid use disorder (OUD) decrease risk of overdose death and improve outcomes are underutilized by women that are of reproductive age. Th…
Two brain networks are working when we imagine the future- one creates the new event while the other evaluates whether it’s positive or negative; Rural Black communities and food insecurity predict higher positivity Covid-19 testing rates; Mobile app…
Longitudinal data on brain health in older Mexican Americans shows that metabolic dysfunction modifies the influence of traffic-related air pollution and noise exposure on late-life dementia and cognitive impairment; Cell phone data was linked to sch…
Animal models show the long-term behavioral and cell-type specific molecular effects in the brain’s reward system following early life stress. Eviction during a pregnancy may lead to poorer birth outcomes for newborns. “A 4-y college degree is increa…
Systematic Evaluation of State Policy Interventions Targeting the US Opioid Epidemic; As insurers end grace period for COVID-19 hospital costs, study estimates potential bills; Report on mass shootings from the Columbia University database.
Women who use marijuana while trying to conceive may have reduced pregnancy chances; Prosocial concern yields higher vaccination rates in sparser areas where people believe that their behavior will have more impact; Environmental health research sugg…
Brain activity formed during episodic memory formation are compared to future experiences; A natural experiment highlights the importance of paying attention to circadian rhythms; Increase in convenience stores in the food environment was associated…
Sensor data from wearable devices can complement conventional symptom screening for COVID-19; Low levels of choline in pregnant Black American women is associated with higher levels of stress and an increased risk of later mental health problems for…