Jul

03

2018
Why males are more at risk than females for neurodevelopmental disorders

Why males are more at risk than females for neurodevelopmental disorders

Researchers have recently begun to realize that biological sex plays a key role in disease risk. Sex plays a role in hypertension, diabetes, arthritis — and in many neurological and psychiatric disorders. Depression and anxiety affect females more, while neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, early onset schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity, affect more males. Males are also more sensitive to prenatal insults, such as…

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Jul

02

2018

Preventing Suicide Among College Students

Privacy rules that keep colleges from notifying parents of a students’ distress may be costing lives. Some solutions include granting permission in advance or having a friend alert the family.


Jun

29

2018

Musical Beach Chairs

My father’s new wife occupies my mother’s spot on the sand, but she can’t know that when I put my hands in the dirt, I’m communing across space and time with my mom.



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