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Researchers Test How to Accurately Assess Use of New Psychoactive Drugs such as “Bath Salts”

Researchers surveyed individuals entering NYC EDM parties about their drug usage, with almost one out of ten participants who reported no “bath salt” use as per the gate question then reported use of one or more drugs in this class, such as methylone, providing evidence of under-reporting.

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Adolescent Medicine, Trauma, Violence Prevention, Emergency Department, Mental Health, Traumatic Stress, Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia, Violence Prevention Initiative

Adolescent Boys Treated at Urban ER for Violent Injury Want Mental Health Care

Adolescent males of color treated for violent injury and discharged from an urban pediatric emergency department overwhelmingly identified a need for mental health care, according to research from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Violence Intervention Program, published today in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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Study Shows ‘Walking a Mile in Their Shoes’ May Be Hazardous to Your Health

When it comes to empathy, the idiom that suggests “walking a mile in their shoes” turns out to be problematic advice, according to new research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.

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Study Finds Athletes with ADHD More Likely to Choose Team Sports, Could Increase Injury Risk

A new study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds athletes with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to compete in team contact sports than individual sports, which could increase their risk of injury.

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Positive Father-Child Relationship Can Moderate Negative Effects of Maternal Depression

A new study has examined for the first time whether fathering can moderate the negative effects of maternal depression on family-level functioning. The results of the study are the first to describe the family process by using direct observations of mothering, fathering, and family patterns in homes where mothers suffer clinical depression during the child's first years of life.

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Youth Suicide Is on the Rise

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The issue of youth suicide is much in the news these days. Middle school students are just as likely to die from suicide as from traffic accidents, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Tai Chi Relieves Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors

Study shows that slow-moving meditation practice works just as well as talk therapy, and better than medication

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Pet Dogs Help Kids Feel Less Stressed, Study Finds

Pet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they’re stressed, according to a study by researchers from the University of Florida, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for children.

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SDSC’s Comet Helps Replicate Brain Circuitry to Direct a Realistic Prosthetic Arm

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By applying a novel computer algorithm to mimic how the brain learns, a team of researchers – with the aid of the Comet supercomputer based at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego and the Center’s Neuroscience Gateway – has identified and replicated neural circuitry that resembles the way an unimpaired brain controls limb movement.

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Helping Clinicians Through Traumatic Events Also Helps the Bottom Line, Cost-Benefit Analysis Shows

A peer-support program launched six years ago at Johns Hopkins Medicine to help doctors and nurses recover after traumatic patient-care events such as a patient’s death probably saves the institution close to $2 million annually, according to a recent cost-benefit analysis.







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