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Transcendental Meditation Significantly Decreased Psychological Distress In Public School Students

With record levels of student stress reported in a recent UCLA survey, can a simple stress-reducing meditation technique be a viable solution? A new study published in the Journal of Instructional Psychology found the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique significantly decreased psychological distress in public school students. The study, conducted with at-risk minority secondary school students, […]

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Racial And Ethnic Variations In Substance-Related Disorders Among Adolescents

Substance use is widespread among adolescents in the United States, particularly among those of Native American, white, Hispanic and multiple race/ethnicity, and these groups are also disproportionally affected by substance-related disorders, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The research was conducted by Li-Tzy […]

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Autistic Intellectual Disabilities Related To Parental Age, Education, And Ethnicity, But Not Income

New research from the University of Utah in collaboration with the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) shows that the presence or absence of intellectual disability (ID) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) varies with risk factors such as gender, parental age, maternal ethnicity, and maternal level of education. The study, published Sept. 15, 2011, in Autism […]

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Minority Women Might Have Higher Depression Risk During Pregnancy

A new study finds that African-American and Asian/Pacific Islander women have double the risk that others do of becoming depressed before giving birth, after adjusting for socioeconomic risk factors. Prenatal – or antenatal – depression can have serious repercussions. Depressed women run a much higher risk of outcomes such as preeclampsia, preterm birth, and fetal […]

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Doctors’ Sense Of Mission And Self-Identity Is Key In Choice To Work In Under-Served Areas

Medical schools and clinics could boost the number of primary care physicians in medically underserved areas by selecting and encouraging students from these communities, who often exhibit a strong sense of responsibility for and identification with the people there, according to a new study by UCLA researchers and colleagues published in the current issue of […]

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Overcoming Childhood Obesity Means Also Addressing Mom’s Weight Issues

The information gap and general lack of understanding of obesity’s unique and disproportionate impact on women contributes to the challenges of the 65 million American women who are considered overweight or obese, said the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance Task Force on Women at a meeting on Capitol Hill today. Through discussions […]

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