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Study shows early touch has lasting effects on babiesOpen in a New Window

Early touches have lasting effects on how babies respond to gentle touch later on, and may have a special impact for preterm infants.


Trying to find love as a transgender manOpen in a New Window

A transgender man says testosterone has changed his life, but finding a girlfriend gets a bit complicated.


How rats could lead to autism drugs that actually workOpen in a New Window

Studies suggest that rats will offer new insights into autism, even after decades of research on mice with similar mutations.


Some gun laws tied to lower suicide ratesOpen in a New Window

Researchers found that states with universal background checks had a decrease in suicides.


How what you eat may affect mental healthOpen in a New Window

Nutritional psychiatry looks at how diet can impact mental health.


Depression, anxiety, PTSD: The mental impact of climate changeOpen in a New Window

Mental health services should be provided as part of natural disaster response efforts to help protect people from developing mental health conditions.


The dangerous behaviors of teens who use fake weedOpen in a New Window

Teens who use fake weed are more likely to engage in risky behaviors, study says.


A lifeline for troubled veteransOpen in a New Window

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to provide emergency mental health care to some veterans who received less than honorable discharges.


The genius in people with learning disabilities, mental health disordersOpen in a New Window

People with learning disabilities, mental health disorders have unique strengths, experts say.


Why women and men too easily accept the gender pay gapOpen in a New Window

Women tend also to be more risk averse than men and have lower preferences for competitive situations which can both lead to career choices with lower earnings than men.


Teenagers do dumb things, but there are ways to limit recklessnessOpen in a New Window

Cultural mores and patterns of access to opportunities shape how teenagers push limits.


3 myths that shape the transgender bathroom debateOpen in a New Window

Arguments tend to focus on public safety and whether gender identity should be protected.


As obesity keeps rising, more Americans are just giving upOpen in a New Window

If you know you’re overweight or obese, you may not be making a stab at losing weight anymore.


How to get your kids to eat well and avoid eating disordersOpen in a New Window

One of the most important things parents can do is eat with their kids.


Why sleeping too much may be bad for mental healthOpen in a New Window

Oversleeping on a regular basis could signal problems with our brain health.


People with autism, intellectual disabilities fight bias in transplantsOpen in a New Window

There is wide disparity in decisions on who gets scarce life-saving organs.


The hidden link between autism and addictionOpen in a New Window

New evidence suggests people on the spectrum do get hooked on alcohol and other drugs.


Can older people have eating disorders?Open in a New Window

Clinicians rarely detect the conditions in elderly patients, but they exist – and can be treated.


Stress can make the pounds accumulateOpen in a New Window

There is some evidence that stress prompts people to turn to sweet, high-calorie “comfort foods.”
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