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Study: Fewer Kids Have Severe Mental Health Issues, Take More Medicine Than Ever Before

ATLANTA (AP) — Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation’s youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds. 595 more words


Physician, Steel Thyself

Everybody’s got a horrible-first-week-at-the-new-job story that they don’t mind trotting out at dinner parties on occasion. Matt McCarthy’s is better than yours.

Which is to say: Matt McCarthy’s is… 1,826 more words

Learning's Many Costs, First Quarter 2015 Edition

Flipping channels, Dr. Phil comes onto the main screen and has a mother and daughter in opposite angles to him. The problems seemed to be typical psychological, reality-show formula: mom is overprotective of her teenage daughter, teenage daughter ‘rebels’ and begins a long distance relationship with a man 10 years her senior (who also happens to be a drug dealer still serving time), and the conflicts between them become unbearable. 1,565 more words

Brain Bits

Biogen Idec And Academic Collaboration: Discovery Of New ALS Gene

On February 19th, using advanced DNA sequencing methods, Biogen Idec announces that an international consortium, that includes clinicians and scientists from the company, Columbia University Medical Center… 272 more words

Rare Diseases

​Cup of cocoa a day keeps Memory Loss Away – scientists

A tasty drink may give a typical 60-year-old the memory as of a person 20 to 30 years younger. A US study has revealed that cocoa contains bioactive ingredients that reverse age-related memory decline. 665 more words


Prenatal exposure to pesticide additive linked with childhood cough

7 SEP 2012
Cough symptoms at age 5 and 6 appear to be unrelated to asthma or infection

Children exposed in the womb to the widely used pesticide additive piperonyl butoxide (PBO) have heightened risk of noninfectious cough at ages 5 and 6, according to researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) at the Mailman School of Public Health and of Columbia University Medical Center. 407 more words


Phthalates heighten risk for childhood asthma

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Asthma risk increased more than 70 percent among a group of children exposed during pregnancy to high levels of the household chemicals butylbenzyl phthalate and di-n-butyl phthalate. 1,087 more words

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