Difficulties with audiovisual processing contributes to dyslexia in children: Findings could lead to tests that identify the disorder before kids fall far behind their peers

A University at Buffalo psychologist has published a neuroimaging study that could help develop tests for early identification of dyslexia, a disorder that effects 80 percent of those diagnosed with difficulties reading, writing and spelling. Tasks which require audiovisual processing are especially challenging for children with dyslexia, according to Chris McNorgan, an assistant professor in UB’s psychology department and project […]

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Recalling Positive Memories May Cut Depression Risk for Teens

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 — Recalling specific positive life experiences may build resilience and help lower vulnerability to depression among adolescents with a history of early-life stress, according to a research letter published online Jan. 14 in Nature Human Behaviour. Adrian Dahl Askelund, from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and colleagues used path modeling to assess whether […]

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Town of Collingwood opts-in to allow retail cannabis stores within municipality

The town of Collingwood has decided to opt-in and allow bricks-and-mortar cannabis stores within the municipality. At a meeting Monday evening, Collingwood councillors voted in favour of allowing retail cannabis stores within the town. The province has given municipalities until Jan. 22 to decide whether they will allow the retail stores within their jurisdiction. If the Alcohol and Gaming Commission […]

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Most People Against Genetically Modified Foods Know Less Than They Think

Let’s get this out of the way up front: The scientific consensus is that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe to eat. That hasn’t stopped people from ginning up controversy around them; it’d been decades now, and we’re still hearing alarmist rhetoric about “Frankenfoods.” But a new study finds that the people most vehemently opposed to genetically modified foods are […]

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Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 — For the first time in history, Americans’ risk for dying from an opioid overdose is higher than their risk for dying in a car accident, the National Safety Council reported Monday. The chances of dying from an accidental opioid overdose in the United States are now one in 96 compared with a one-in-103 risk for […]

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Healthy digestion: With Leek, the intestinal activity to stimulate positive

Leeks: onion plant can contribute to good intestinal health Leek belongs to due to its low calorie content to the “lean” varieties of vegetables. The healthy onion plant contains essential vitamins and minerals. Regular consumption of Leeks can contribute to good intestinal health. A “slim” vegetable Leeks not only contains a lot of fiber and plenty of folate, but it […]

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Teen brain volume changes with small amount of cannabis use, study finds

At a time when several states are moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, new research shows that concerns about the drug’s impact on teens may be warranted. The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, shows that even a small amount of cannabis use by teenagers is linked to differences in their brains. Senior author and University of Vermont […]

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Medically assisted reproduction does not raise risk of preterm birth and low birth weight

Couples considering medically assisted reproduction (MAR) because they have difficulty conceiving naturally have feared the possibility of preterm birth (less than 37 weeks of pregnancy) and low birth weight (less than 2.5 kilograms). Doctors often warn prospective parents about these risks. It’s a hard decision for couples with an unmet desire for children. Low birth weight children have more respiratory, […]

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Drug used to treat stroke may also prevent Alzheimer’s

Experimental stroke drug may also prevent Alzheimer’s by ‘preventing the build-up of toxic proteins in the brain’ Giving mice the medication 3K3A-APC stopped Alzheimer’s symptoms  3K3A-APC is used to reduce bleeding within the brain tissue of stroke patients Reduces inflammation, and protects nerve cells and the lining of blood vessels   e-mail View comments An experimental drug used to treat stroke […]

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