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Childhood cancer survivors experience financial burden due to high out-of-pocket health care costs

Childhood cancer survivors experience financial burden due to high out-of-pocket health care costs

Artificial intelligence technique recognizes signatures of dementia two years before onset

Artificial intelligence technique recognizes signatures of dementia two years before onset

Researchers use fMRI to observe link between neural activity and risk for obesity

Researchers use fMRI to observe link between neural activity and risk for obesity

Study documents brain function differences linked to higher and lower levels of moral reasoning

Study documents brain function differences linked to higher and lower levels of moral reasoning

Reduced activity in the brain's self-regulation system may be early predictor of obesity

Reduced activity in the brain's self-regulation system may be early predictor of obesity

MUSC researchers show how non-coding RNA promotes tumor formation

MUSC researchers show how non-coding RNA promotes tumor formation

Lowering nicotine levels, use of e-cigarettes and raising cigarette prices associated with smoking cessation

Lowering nicotine levels, use of e-cigarettes and raising cigarette prices associated with smoking cessation

Researchers rebut theory that antidepressants do not exert any actual effect

Researchers rebut theory that antidepressants do not exert any actual effect

Opioid crisis strains foster care system; programs aim to keep kids with mom

Opioid crisis strains foster care system; programs aim to keep kids with mom

Researchers uncover brain mechanism that makes high risk people resilient to bipolar disorder

Researchers uncover brain mechanism that makes high risk people resilient to bipolar disorder

Teenagers’ impulsive and risk taking behavior not related to brain deficit symptoms

Teenagers’ impulsive and risk taking behavior not related to brain deficit symptoms

UC Irvine pharmacology researchers unearth potential roots of schizophrenia

UC Irvine pharmacology researchers unearth potential roots of schizophrenia

Older people treated with electroconvulsive therapy for depression may not get relief from insomnia

Older people treated with electroconvulsive therapy for depression may not get relief from insomnia

Smartphone interventions may help middle-aged, older adults cope with serious mental illness

Smartphone interventions may help middle-aged, older adults cope with serious mental illness

Evidence that cannabis use helps pain or PTSD is lacking, say researchers

Evidence that cannabis use helps pain or PTSD is lacking, say researchers

Dementia and low brain serotonin may be linked: Study finds

Dementia and low brain serotonin may be linked: Study finds

Brain scans reveal lower serotonin transporters in people with mild cognitive impairment

Brain scans reveal lower serotonin transporters in people with mild cognitive impairment

Action-consequence feature of unitization strategy improves memory in older adults, study shows

Action-consequence feature of unitization strategy improves memory in older adults, study shows

A mismatch of sweeteness and calories could be triggering weight gain, study says

A mismatch of sweeteness and calories could be triggering weight gain, study says

Research shows effectiveness of school-based programs in improving students' mental health problems

Research shows effectiveness of school-based programs in improving students' mental health problems