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Children's experiences at home can have a direct impact on their performance at school

Children's experiences at home can have a direct impact on their performance at school

Persistent use of ecstasy leads to a loss of everyday memory

Persistent use of ecstasy leads to a loss of everyday memory

Small classes in elementary school yields big rewards at graduation time

Small classes in elementary school yields big rewards at graduation time

Research is first to test effectiveness of a new patch for treating ADHD

Research is first to test effectiveness of a new patch for treating ADHD

Pretty kids get the best deal all round

Pretty kids get the best deal all round

When sports ads tell you to 'Just do it' they are absolutely right

When sports ads tell you to 'Just do it' they are absolutely right

Psychological treatment most effective treatment for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder

Psychological treatment most effective treatment for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder

College freshies show weaker immune responses

College freshies show weaker immune responses

Loneliness and social network appear to make independent contributions to immunity

Loneliness and social network appear to make independent contributions to immunity

Tumors of the pituitary gland are more common than thought

Tumors of the pituitary gland are more common than thought

Prenatal exposure to cocaine effects problem-solving later in life

Prenatal exposure to cocaine effects problem-solving later in life

Discrimination leads to coronary artery calcification in African-American women

Discrimination leads to coronary artery calcification in African-American women

Patronizing behavior of male bosses undermines the performance of female

Patronizing behavior of male bosses undermines the performance of female

Male therapists are just as likely as female therapists to encourage patients to admit infidelities

Male therapists are just as likely as female therapists to encourage patients to admit infidelities

Toddlers understand much more about false beliefs than parents and scientists previously suspected

Toddlers understand much more about false beliefs than parents and scientists previously suspected

A baby's understanding of language may begin with its own name

A baby's understanding of language may begin with its own name

Laughter best medicine for hope

Laughter best medicine for hope

Smokers who receive abnormal results using computed tomography to screen for lung cancer are more likely to quit

Smokers who receive abnormal results using computed tomography to screen for lung cancer are more likely to quit

A parent's weight may also play a role in adolescent weight gain

A parent's weight may also play a role in adolescent weight gain

Anti-poverty program substantially increased marriage rates among single mothers who have never been married

Anti-poverty program substantially increased marriage rates among single mothers who have never been married