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Obama Hopes Mapping Project Reveals Brain’s Mysteries

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Published April 8, 2013 President Obama rolled out an ambitious new scientific research initiative to study the brain last week that he hopes will bring…read more

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Is Gun Violence a Matter of Public Health?

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After recent mass shootings, debate over gun violence has focused on law enforcement and crime. However, with 30,000 people dying each year from gun shots,…read more

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The Science of Stress: How Well Do You Test?

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How well a person handles competition and stressful test-taking environments can be traced to his or her biology and a certain gene called the COMT…read more

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Eating disorders can develop when a person develops a distorted relationship with food and weight. All eating disorders can have negative health effects, thought Anorexia is the most dangerous, with roughly 10 percent of diagnosed cases being fatal.

Childhood Eating Disorders on the Rise

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More than 25 million people in the United States — around 1 in 13 — suffer from an eating disorder. While people of all ages…read more

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With students taking home more work than ever before, and video games and energy drinks to keep them up at night, researchers worry that teens do not get enough sleep. Lack of rest can contribute to lower academic performance.

Test Tomorrow? Get Your Sleep

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While increased study time unquestionably helps get better grades, when it comes at the expense of sleep it may be better to hit the pillow…read more

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