Neurobiologist Frances Jensen explores the biochemical imperatives that make teenagers and young adults so emotional and unpredictable, as well as leaving them more vulnerable to addiction and mental disorders.
By Julia Scott, KQED
Digital addictions are not official mental disorders. But researchers see the same patterns in digital addictions as in other substance abuse.
By Lesley McClurg, KQED Science
Since Donald Trump’s election, LGBT health advocates have been holding their breath to see who the president-elect will pick for the cabinet-level position of secretary of Health and Human Services.
By Anne-christine d’Adesky, KQED Future of You
Henrietta Lacks was a poor African-American woman whose cells have been used in scientific research for decades. Her story has been told in a best-selling book — and now an awesome middle school rap video.
By Jon Brooks, KQED Future of You
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