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Air Pollution Linked to Autism in China

Exposure to toxic air pollutants is linked to an increased risk of developing autism, according to a Monash University study of Chinese children during their first three years of life.…

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Understanding the Neuroscience of Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is never healthy, but the behavior brings the greatest risks for young adolescents. At Columbia, researchers are taking a different tack in studying binge drinking in mice to learn why…

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School’s Can Reduce Children’s Mental Health Problems

School-based services delivered by teachers and other school-based professionals can help reduce mental health problems in elementary-aged children, reports a study published in the March 2018 issue of the Journal of the American…

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Air Pollution Linked to Brain Abnormalities in Children

A new study performed in the Netherlands has linked exposure to residential air pollution during fetal life with brain abnormalities that may contribute to impaired cognitive function in school-age children. The study,…