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Transgender Men Who Become Pregnant Face Social, Health Challenges

Friday, November 07, 2014

Getting prenatal care can be a struggle, transgender men report in what may be the first study of its kind. And their feelings on once again appearing more female varied greatly.

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Morning Edition

Brain Training May Help Calm The Storms Of Schizophrenia

Monday, November 03, 2014

Drugs can tamp down the hallucinations and delusions associated with schizophrenia, but at a cost. A newer approach to treatment aims to teach people to tune out the distractions instead.

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VIDEO: Talking While Female

Friday, October 24, 2014

For starters: Your voice is too squeaky, too loud; it lacks authority, is grating or obnoxious or unprofessional. Why is talking while female such an offense?

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Parkinson's Drugs Can Be A Gateway To Sin

Monday, October 20, 2014

Researchers call for stronger safety warnings on drugs called dopamine agonists because they can trigger self-destructive, obsessional behavior in some people.

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Morning Edition

Halting Schizophrenia Before It Starts

Monday, October 20, 2014

Schizophrenia typically starts in the late teens or early 20s. But if you could stop that first psychotic break, could you stop the mental illness in its tracks? Some doctors think so.

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All Things Considered

Can Changing How You Sound Help You Find Your Voice?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Women's voices are often criticized, especially at work. We're called "shrill," told we "lack authority." Here's the story of two women who changed their voices in a quest to be heard.

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Breaking The Chains That Bind The Mentally Ill

Friday, October 10, 2014

In low-income countries, a person with schizophrenia might be chained to a tree or to a hospital bed. On World Mental Health Day, WHO is urging an end such practices.

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Morning Edition

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Self-help videos tell women to learn to love their bodies by saying nice things to themselves in the mirror. Can shushing your harshest critic actually rewire the brain?

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Morning Edition

Michigan Football Apologizes For Letting QB With A Concussion Play

Friday, October 03, 2014

Students at the University of Michigan want the coach and the athletic director to be fired. Both faced protests after the quarterback was put back in a game following a head injury last week.

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A Mini-Stroke Called A TIA Can Spark Post-Traumatic Stress

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Having a full-blown stroke can cause post-traumatic stress disorder, and that's also true for tiny strokes called TIAs, a study finds. Worry over future stroke risk may be a factor.

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BRAIN Initiative Bets on Wearable Scanners, Laser-Controlled Cells

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A wearable PET scanner and lasers that could control individual brain circuits are among the projects funded by a $46 million federal effort to accelerate research on the human brain.

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All Things Considered

Preventing Worker Burnout Can Boost The Bottom Line

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Weary employees could need more than just time off to re-energize. Some employers have ditched the time cards, let workers set their own schedules or allow them to rotate jobs to prevent burnout.

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More Active Play Equals Better Thinking Skills For Kids

Monday, September 29, 2014

How long can you sit still in a desk? How about your 7-year-old? Maybe you could both use a break. A study shows that kids who get to run around and play after school are better at paying attention.

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Morning Edition

A Doctor Unlocks Mysteries Of The Brain By Talking And Watching

Monday, September 29, 2014

If you have a problem with your heart or liver, the diagnosis will likely be made by a lab test or medical image. But neurologist Allan Ropper says those tests often fail when it comes to the brain.

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2 Ways To Think About Nothing, One Mo' Time

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Let's compare two kinds of nothing: an empty patch of deep space and an empty piece of paper that was once beautiful. There's nothing to see in either. Or is there?

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I Thought It Was Just Stress, Until It Broke My Heart

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sure, she felt sick, but it was probably just stress. She had to make it to the crucial meeting at her son's school and solve the day care problem. But all along her heart was whispering, "enough."

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Hearing That Things Can Change Helps Teens Dodge Depression

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

High schoolers are vulnerable to depression. Telling teenagers that people and circumstances can change and things will get better helps reduce the risk of depressive symptoms, a study finds.

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Morning Edition

As Run-Ins Rise, Police Take Crash Courses On Handling Mentally Ill

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

As the availability of mental health services has declined, many police departments have trained Crisis Intervention Teams to respond to people with mental illness.

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Morning Edition

NFL Looks To Training To Prevent Domestic Violence By Players

Monday, September 22, 2014

It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.

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Morning Edition

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Monday, September 22, 2014

Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger's face.

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