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Research into placebo effect among Parkinson’s patients

Research into placebo effect among Parkinson’s patients

Study to Look at effect of exercise and education on osteoarthritis

Study to Look at effect of exercise and education on osteoarthritis

New research finds that boys really do have more reading difficulties than girls

New research finds that boys really do have more reading difficulties than girls

Childhood conduct problems may predict depression among young adults

Childhood conduct problems may predict depression among young adults

Kids will do better with their homework and grades if parents step back

Kids will do better with their homework and grades if parents step back

Male pedestrians account for 70 percent of cost to the community from deaths and injuries on the road

Male pedestrians account for 70 percent of cost to the community from deaths and injuries on the road

Having an alcoholic stepfather increases risk of behavior problems in girls more than boys

Having an alcoholic stepfather increases risk of behavior problems in girls more than boys

Researchers fast track the commercial development of a simple and inexpensive screening test for Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers fast track the commercial development of a simple and inexpensive screening test for Alzheimer’s disease

Less educated people have more severe stress

Less educated people have more severe stress

A computer-based test that detects impaired cognition has been developed

A computer-based test that detects impaired cognition has been developed

Identifying the addiction genes, new treatments for addiction, and the possibility of individually tailored drugs

Identifying the addiction genes, new treatments for addiction, and the possibility of individually tailored drugs

Gambling increases level of brain chemical

Gambling increases level of brain chemical

Head-cooling device prevents brain damage in oxygen-deprived newborn babies

Head-cooling device prevents brain damage in oxygen-deprived newborn babies

New devices will help thousands of stroke victims recover mobility

New devices will help thousands of stroke victims recover mobility

Computer games help raise self-esteem

Computer games help raise self-esteem

Neurobiologists pinpoint region of the brain responsible for storing distant memories

Neurobiologists pinpoint region of the brain responsible for storing distant memories

Care that combines medication and psychotherapy can reduce alcohol abuse by trauma survivors

Care that combines medication and psychotherapy can reduce alcohol abuse by trauma survivors

A new book to help children with Down Syndrome develop lifelong motor skills

A new book to help children with Down Syndrome develop lifelong motor skills

Human brain makes much more extensive use of highly complex statistics when learning a language than scientists ever realized

Human brain makes much more extensive use of highly complex statistics when learning a language than scientists ever realized

New Zealand research will explore experiences of families coping with death

New Zealand research will explore experiences of families coping with death

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