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Maanvi Singh

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What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Future Thinking Skills

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.

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Has Health Law Helped Young People Get Mental Health Treatment? Maybe

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has allowed many young adults to stay on their parents' insurance. A study suggests the coverage may be helping more of them get treatment for mental health issues.

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Beneath These Masks Is An Artist Conflicted By Junk Food

Thursday, August 14, 2014

James Ostrer slathered himself and a few friends with cream cheese and then piled candy, doughnuts and fries on top. As he photographed these human sculptures, he found a sort of catharsis.

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A Life Of Anxiety Documented

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

John Keedy used to be uncomfortable talking about his problems with anxiety, but not anymore. He hopes his series of photos will help others with mental illness see that they're not alone.

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Brief Counseling May Not Help With Most Drug Problems

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Studies show that a chat with a doctor during a routine checkup can sometimes be enough to curb problem drinking. But the model doesn't work as well with problem drug use.

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Why U.S. Hospitals Are Testing People For Ebola Virus

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ordered health care providers to test recent travelers at risk for Ebola virus. So far none of those tests have come up positive.

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Before 'Freedom Summer,' A Wave Of Violence Largely Forgotten

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The killings of three civil rights activists in 1964 put pressure on Washington to fight racial terror in the South. But there were countless lesser-known attacks, like the one on Richard Joe Butler.

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Breast-Feeding Is Still Difficult For Many Moms

Friday, August 01, 2014

Access to lactation specialists is slowly improving in the U.S., according to a CDC survey. And that can help many women who want to breast-feed stick with it longer, health officials say.

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What Somebody's Mummy Can Teach You About Heart Disease

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Mummies from Ancient Egypt, Peru and the U.S. all show signs of hardened arteries. But why? Researchers say bad hygiene, open hearths and maybe some deeply ingrained genetic factors were to blame.

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Widely Used Insecticides Are Leaching Into Midwest Rivers

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Researchers found that a class of chemicals similar to nicotine and used on corn and soy farms has run off into streams and rivers in the Midwest. There they may be harming aquatic life, like insects.

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The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

Thursday, July 24, 2014

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.

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Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dog owners don't doubt that their pooch has feelings. But scientists aren't so sure. An experiment found that dogs act upset, dare we say jealous, when their owners ignore them for a stuffed animal.

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Stroke Rate May Be Declining In Older Adults

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Deaths from stroke are dropping too, a study suggests. But don't celebrate just yet. Diabetes, a big risk factor for these "brain attacks," is still on the rise.

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Math Nerd Or Bookworm? Many Of The Same Genes Shape Both Abilities

Thursday, July 10, 2014

About half the genetic contribution to a child's reading ability also shapes how math-savvy she is, a big study of twins finds. But there's still no telling exactly which genes are involved.

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What It Takes To Make A Decent Cup Of Coffee In Space

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Italian engineers say they've finally come up with a way to brew espresso on the ISS so astronauts can ditch the instant coffee. We asked: What's so hard about making coffee in space? Answer: A lot.

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Can We Predict Which Teens Are Likely To Binge Drink? Maybe

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

We know some people are more at risk for abusing alcohol than others. Now scientists say they're getting closer to predicting which teenagers are most at risk.

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A Misspent Youth Doesn't Doom You To Heart Disease

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

You don't necessarily have to waste your days regretting the mistakes of your youth. People who drop bad habits by their 40s can slow or even reverse damage done to their arteries, a study finds.

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Online Psychotherapy Gains Fans And Raises Privacy Concerns

Monday, June 30, 2014

Video chatting with a therapist is convenient, people who have tried it say. Research suggests online therapy can be effective, but issues with the quality of the service and privacy remain unsolved.

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Science Of Stink: Blame Sulfur Compounds For Your Garlic Breath

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A sulfur compound in garlic can linger in the body for up to two days, stinking up your breath, sweat and pee. Milk, parsley or citrus might help break it down more quickly or mask the stench.

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Kids In Juvenile Detention Face Risk Of Violent Death As Adults

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Young delinquents are much more likely than their peers to die violently as adults. And girls are at particular risk. Lack of access to preventive care is partly to blame, researchers say.

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