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Employment quality as a determinant of health; Abnormal auditory tonotopy in patients with schizophrenia; Mindfulness may improve methadone maintenance therapy and decrease opioid cravings.
Understanding the effects of infectious disease stigmas; Peer-adult network structure has implications for network-informed suicide prevention; Twitter used to analyze messages about nicotine symptoms, dependence, and withdrawal.
Making long-term memories requires teamwork; Double the benefit: Treating posttraumatic stress disorder leads a decrease in the incidence of type 2 diabetes in veterans; Your networks influence your social perceptions
Seeing is feeling - How Artificial Intelligence is helping us understand emotions; Why give up now? Scientists gain new insights into motivation and reward seeking; Stress during pregnancy is linked with long-term effects on mother’s health
More years of education may reduce your risk of heart disease - A natural experiment; Assessing sleep to predict Alzheimer’s disease; "Nudges" to change palliative care
Youth suicide rates in the U.S. increasing, especially in younger girls; What has happened to the “golden rule”? Shifting moral rules and insights into social decision-making; Researchers make strides in treating depression in Parkinson’s Disease
Americans continue to be sedentary despite public health warnings; Scientists identify early visual attention deficits in infants at risk for autism spectrum disorder; Scientists translate brain signals into speech
Social isolation-associations with physical activity and sedentary behavior; Predicting the health risks of adverse childhood experiences; it’s complicated; Can genetics determine your cigarette preference? African Americans and menthol cigarette use
Personalized healthcare has the potential to optimize the effectiveness of behavioral interventions. Recent research supported by the NICHD and NIDA, co-funded by OBSSR looked at how certain biological factors may influence how youth respond to different formats (group verses individual) of a proven intervention for aggression. Coping Power, a school-based intervention program used to address behavior problems in at-risk youth, has been associated with reductions in the rates of substance use, delinquency, aggression, and improved behavior and social competence.
Interactive online HIV-prevention program reduces STIs in young men who have sex with men; Brain Reactivity to Facial Expressions May Explain Why Some Disadvantaged Young Adults Experience Different Socioeconomic Outcomes Despite Similar Resources; Group Therapies: Efficacious and Cost-Effective Interventions for Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Veteran Populations