Math nerd or bookworm? The same genes may shape both abilities.

12 July 2014
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i i hide captionA study of twins shows why being a good reader and a good math student may go hand in hand. iStockphoto A study of twins shows why being a good reader and a good math student may go hand in hand. iStockphoto Many of us tend to align ourselves with either numbers or words. We’re either math brains or we’re reading brains. In college, my fellow English majors joked about how none of us could long-divide to save our lives, while our friends in engineering groaned about the fact that Lit 101 was a graduation requirement. But it turns out that about half the genes that influence...

When you fall in love with your therapist

12 July 2014
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Alcohol remains a leading killer

09 July 2014
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Has your teen tried hookah?

09 July 2014
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Editor’s note: Dr. Chethan Sathya is a surgical resident at the University of Toronto and a fellow in global journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Follow him on twitter @drchethansathya. (CNN) — The United States may be winning the war on cigarettes. After decades of public service announcements about the dangers of smoking, fewer teens are lighting up. But if you ask young Americans about smoking tobacco through a hookah, also called a waterpipe or shisha, there’s a good chance you won’t find the same level of awareness. “I’ve smoked hookah since...

Teen drivers safer when parents improve teaching skills

02 July 2014
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Demons inside: Teens at risk can hide mental illness

02 July 2014
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Tricia Baker knows there aren’t any easy answers to the question of how best to help children with mental illness. Her son, Kenny, the kid with the kind heart, the star swimmer and gifted student, took his life on May 19, 2009 on the railroad tracks near his home in Plainsboro, New Jersey. He was just 19, three weeks shy of high school graduation, but four years into a diagnosis of depression and anxiety that left him feeling alone, despite proper treatment and the love of a supportive family. Kenny was so ashamed of his diagnosis, he hid it from friends, telling them he had mononucleosis...

Why teenagers act crazy

02 July 2014
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Black men can be emotional eaters, too

02 July 2014
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Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: Now we’re going to talk a bit about something many of us have experienced. If you’ve lost a job or had a relationship break off or maybe just a really bad day, have you ever reached for the chocolate ice cream or a big bowl of mashed potatoes? People call that stress eating or emotional eating, and it’s something people seem to expect women to do. There are even jokes about it. But our next guest says men do this, too, including African-American...

Study finds genetic links between schizophrenia and cannabis use

26 June 2014
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LONDON (Reuters) – Genes that increase the risk of a person developing schizophrenia may also increase the chance they will use cannabis, researchers said on Tuesday after studying more than 1,000 users of the drug. The results chime with previous studies linking schizophrenia and cannabis, but suggest the association may be due to common genes and might not be a causal relationship where cannabis use leads to increased schizophrenia risk. Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the world, and its use is higher among people with schizophrenia than in the general population. “We...

The Internet has changed how we curse

26 June 2014
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In using an expletive last week to tell a rally of hockey fans, “This is a big f–kin’ day,” did Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti cross a line? There’s real data to help us answer that question. Relatively recent technologies — cable television, satellite radio, and social media — provide us with a not-too-unrealistic picture of how often people swear in public and what they say when they do. Before these new forms of reporting, the media provided a fairly sanitized view of spoken English. Newspapers today still report swearing euphemistically, as in “n word,” “f bomb,” or...

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