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Partitioned portions can help increase vegetable consumption

Partitioned portions can help increase vegetable consumption

Claims that cesarean sections increase the risk of autism are “highly unlikely”, say experts

Claims that cesarean sections increase the risk of autism are “highly unlikely”, say experts

Abdominal fat, not BMI, may help better predict risk for coronary artery disease

Abdominal fat, not BMI, may help better predict risk for coronary artery disease

Study shows link between unhealthy diet and adolescent depression

Study shows link between unhealthy diet and adolescent depression

Neurological markers in the brain can help detect people at risk for psychotic disorders

Neurological markers in the brain can help detect people at risk for psychotic disorders

Obesity associated with reduced taste sensation

Obesity associated with reduced taste sensation

Stable home lives could lead to positive outcomes for preterm infants

Stable home lives could lead to positive outcomes for preterm infants

50% of Irish people seek online health advice, research finds

50% of Irish people seek online health advice, research finds

Caregivers of people with dementia experience accumulation of sleep loss

Caregivers of people with dementia experience accumulation of sleep loss

Critical improvements to functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy enhance brain imaging

Critical improvements to functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy enhance brain imaging

BU researcher receives NIH grant to study childhood adversity and later life health outcomes

BU researcher receives NIH grant to study childhood adversity and later life health outcomes

Integrated approach unifies psychology and neurophysiology of chronic pain

Integrated approach unifies psychology and neurophysiology of chronic pain

Study shows link between family history of diabetes and increased bone mineral density

Study shows link between family history of diabetes and increased bone mineral density

Specialized psychological offense treatments linked to reductions in recidivism

Specialized psychological offense treatments linked to reductions in recidivism

Traumatic childhood experiences change perception of social stimuli in adulthood

Traumatic childhood experiences change perception of social stimuli in adulthood

Boosting a single brain molecule can change 'dispositional anxiety' in nonhuman primates

Boosting a single brain molecule can change 'dispositional anxiety' in nonhuman primates

Women with diabetes at greater risk for sleep disturbances

Women with diabetes at greater risk for sleep disturbances

'Conversation-based' activities reduce stigma related to mental illness among college students

'Conversation-based' activities reduce stigma related to mental illness among college students

Children born moderate-to-late premature may face setbacks in education

Children born moderate-to-late premature may face setbacks in education

Standardization of PARCA-R tool to assess cognitive, language development in two year olds

Standardization of PARCA-R tool to assess cognitive, language development in two year olds