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Physiological data from wearable devices improves COVID-19 diagnosis prediction compared to self-reported symptoms alone
Prenatal choline levels in children of Black American women may indicate potential predisposition for future mental illness risk
Electronic cigarettes may predispose adolescents to smoking cigarettes, even if they have no prior intention to smoke

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Research Spotlights: February 2021
Research Spotlights February 11, 2021

Research Spotlights: February 2021

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 suggests there is a connection between prenatal trauma ...

Research Spotlights: January 2021
Research Spotlights January 11, 2021

Research Spotlights: January 2021

Brainwave activity connects experiences and expectations during memory recall A home-court advantage – the importance of circadian rhythms and performance Children gain weight when new convenience stores open nearby Brainwave activity connects experiences and expectations during memory ...

Research Spotlights December 2020
Research Spotlights December 14, 2020

Research Spotlights December 2020

Physiological data from wearable devices improves COVID-19 diagnosis prediction compared to self-reported symptoms alone Prenatal choline levels in children of Black American women may indicate potential predisposition for future mental illness risk Electronic cigarettes may predispose adolescen ...

Research Spotlights November 2020
Research Spotlights November 10, 2020

Research Spotlights November 2020

Study reveals differences in functional connectivity during language processing that could be detected as early as 3 months of age; Study suggests that childhood violence exposure is associated with adolescent neural network sparsity; Greater number of local cases, which indicates a higher risk, may ...

Research Spotlights October 2020
Research Spotlights October 14, 2020

Research Spotlights October 2020

Achieving herd immunity to COVID-19 may not be a practical public health strategy Smartphone applications based on ‘acceptance and commitment therapy’ are effective for smoking cessation Insomnia Symptoms in the Transition from Childhood to Adolescence Achieving herd immunity to COVID ...

Research Spotlights September 2020
Research Spotlights September 11, 2020

Research Spotlights September 2020

Historical redlining linked to premature births, lower birth weight babies, and perinatal mortality; Researchers estimate the rate of HPV vaccine usage among adolescents in the United States; The second born child may be more adversely affected cognitively than the first-born child in families with ...

Research Spotlights August 2020
Research Spotlights August 17, 2020

Research Spotlights August 2020

States that were slow to implement stay-at-home orders saw a 5-to-6% increase in Covid-19 mortality risk for each day delayed; Seniors who retain their sensory function may have a lower risk of dementia; Experiences of racism are associated with lower subjective cognitive function among African Amer ...

Research Spotlights July 2020
Research Spotlights July 13, 2020

Research Spotlights July 2020

Task functional MRI measurements—good for understanding the average human brain but may not be reliable for predicting individual differences; Exposure to neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage during childhood was associated with differential DNA methylation at age 18 years in genes involved in ...

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