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Underage Drinking Can Lead To Adult Brain Abnormalities, Reveals New Research

Study reveals underage drinking can cause abnormalities on adult brain.

According to a recent study conducted by Duke University, scientists determined that underage drinking can lead to abnormalities in the adult brain. The study on underage drinking, specifically on adolescent alcohol consumption, was published in the June 2015 edition of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. The study discussed in the article, entitled “Adolescent Intermittent Alcohol… Read more »

A Simple Smell Test Can Detect Autism In Children

Smell test results.

Detecting autism in young children can be difficult, since many of the indicators of autism are not obvious during behavioral development. But scientists recently discovered a non-verbal smell test that can accurately detect whether the participant is on the autism spectrum. According to Science 20, the smell test works by determining which participants can tell… Read more »

Alcoholism And Eye Color Linked In Recent Study

Alcohol Dependence

Alcoholism and eye color were linked in a study conducted by the University of Vermont. The researchers, who published their work in the American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, determined subjects with light-colored eyes were more likely to consume alcohol than those with dark-colored eyes — and were therefore more likely to… Read more »

Can You Guess Which Country Just Prevented Maternal HIV Transmission To Newborns And How?

HIV transmission to newborns was eradicated with a universal healthcare system.

One country has accomplished what the Director-General of the World Health Organization called “one of the greatest public health achievements possible” by eliminating the transmission of HIV from mothers to their newborns. This country’s method at eliminating HIV transmission to newborns was achieved with modest healthcare infrastructure investments, putting the high-spending competition to shame. On… Read more »

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And Veterans: Important Facts To Know

MCALLEN, TEXAS - MAY 27:  Jesus Bocanegra, 24, talks about his day to his wife, Stephanie, 19, at their home May 27, 2006 in McAllen, Texas. Bocanegra has been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, a result of his service in Iraq in 2003-04. Despite his condition, their marriage has survived. Now he is on several anti-depression drugs and struggles to recover from the mental strain of a year at war.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month in the U.S. With 43 percent of those returning from the current war in Afghanistan and Iraq filing disability claims, it is a serious problem without one simple solution to help veterans solve their issues. [Veterans Affairs] Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is often labeled as a mental… Read more »