Using a zebrafish model of a human genetic disease called neurofibromatosis, researchers have found that the learning and memory components of the disorder are distinct features that will likely need different treatment approaches.
The age of the Anthropocene -- the scientific name given to our current geologic age -- is dominated by human impacts on our environment. A warming climate. Increased resistance of pathogens and pests. A swelling population. Coping with these modern global challenges requires application of what one might call a more-ancient principle: evolution.
Title: Physical Activity May Boost School Performance, Especially for Boys
Category: Health News
Created: 9/11/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
Estrogen Receptor May Play a Role in Autism [Sat, 13 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT]
Title: Estrogen Receptor May Play a Role in Autism
Category: Health News
Created: 9/11/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
Perception is Reality – Or Is It? [Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:40:14 +0000]
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While our perceptions might define our reality at any given moment, we always have the power to change perspectives -- even dramatically.

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Breaking Bad Habits With the Behavioral Approach [Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:01:08 +0000]
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When working to change habitual and problematic attitudes, thinking patterns, or behaviors, remember how important it is to recognise your own efforts and to give yourself a pat on the back.

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Designed to cover half the surface area of a pack, new proposed labels are meant to vividly remind smokers of tobacco’s dangers.
Caregivers of veterans report greater difficulties than do those of other disabled adults.
Title: 'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Motivate Obese People to Lose Weight: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 9/11/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
FDA Approves New Obesity Drug [Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT]
Title: FDA Approves New Obesity Drug
Category: Health News
Created: 9/11/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
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