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First year of elementary school improves child's attentiveness, research shows

First year of elementary school improves child's attentiveness, research shows

Evolution of overall brain size accounts for most of the differences, study reveals

Evolution of overall brain size accounts for most of the differences, study reveals

Virtual reality support group could be effective option for older adults who have lost a spouse

Virtual reality support group could be effective option for older adults who have lost a spouse

Computer-generated physician aims to help patients better understand test results

Computer-generated physician aims to help patients better understand test results

Childhood bullying may lead to negative health outcomes in adulthood

Childhood bullying may lead to negative health outcomes in adulthood

Dad's interaction with children in early life could have positive impact on cognitive development

Dad's interaction with children in early life could have positive impact on cognitive development

Narrative expressive writing after divorce could improve cardiovascular health

Narrative expressive writing after divorce could improve cardiovascular health

Study: Brain injury can increase impulsivity problems in rats

Study: Brain injury can increase impulsivity problems in rats

Aroma researcher highlights stimulating power of smell in humans

Aroma researcher highlights stimulating power of smell in humans

Study reveals swearing provides tolerance toward pain and makes individuals stronger

Study reveals swearing provides tolerance toward pain and makes individuals stronger

Study reveals swearing provides tolerance toward pain and makes individuals stronger

Study reveals swearing provides tolerance toward pain and makes individuals stronger

Study reveals swearing provides tolerance toward pain and makes individuals stronger

Study reveals swearing provides tolerance toward pain and makes individuals stronger

Study shows how feelings of clinician-patient similarity and trust can help reduce pain

Study shows how feelings of clinician-patient similarity and trust can help reduce pain

Researchers uncover new connection between brain regions involved in early stages of motor control

Researchers uncover new connection between brain regions involved in early stages of motor control

Researchers develop new tool to document black men's experiences of police-based discrimination

Researchers develop new tool to document black men's experiences of police-based discrimination

Day-to-day stressors can increase illegal drug use among people on probation or parole

Day-to-day stressors can increase illegal drug use among people on probation or parole

Prenatal cocaine exposure linked to increased risk of drug use among teens

Prenatal cocaine exposure linked to increased risk of drug use among teens

Study shows first evidence of cognitive flexibility in bilinguals

Study shows first evidence of cognitive flexibility in bilinguals

Researchers find connection between brain activity and social networks

Researchers find connection between brain activity and social networks

Parent-involved therapies found to be effective in treating children with disruptive behavior disorders

Parent-involved therapies found to be effective in treating children with disruptive behavior disorders