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CBT for Young Drinkers Reduces Symptoms of Insomnia

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 22, 2020 3:10:43 PM

More than half of young adults at risk for alcohol-related harm report symptoms of insomnia. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the first-line treatments for insomnia, but it's never been tested on young adults who are actively drinking.

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New Software Assesses Phonological Awareness

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 22, 2020 3:09:51 PM

Understanding sounds in language is a critical building block for child literacy, yet this skill is often overlooked. Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) have recently developed software to assess children's phonological awareness (PA), which is how they process the sound structure of words.

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Study Finds Self-Harm May be Socially Contagious Among Adolescents

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 9, 2020 4:18:48 PM

A new study led by University of Ottawa epidemiologist Dr. Ian Colman suggests non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) may be contagious among teenagers, who are more likely to harm themselves when they know someone who has.

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Childhood Video Gaming Can Improve Working Memory Years Later

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 2, 2020 4:07:26 PM

A number of studies have shown how playing video games can lead to structural changes in the brain, including increasing the size of some regions, or to functional changes, such as activating the areas responsible for attention or visual-spatial skills. New research from Spain's Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) has gone further to show how cognitive changes can take place even years after people stop playing.

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Three Genes Predict Success of Naltrexone for Alcohol Use Disorder

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 25, 2020 3:07:56 PM

A new study from the Medical University of South Carolina states variation in just three brain genes predicts how well a medication will work in treating a patient with alcohol use disorder. Considering a patient's genetics could allow providers insight into which medications would be the most effective in controlling cravings and treating the disorder.

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Infants Born to COVID-19 Infected Mothers Show Few Adverse Outcomes

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 24, 2020 11:54:30 AM

A new study, published as a pre-publication in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases and led by researchers from the University of California - San Francisco, shows infants born to women with COVID-19 showed few adverse outcomes, in the first report in the country of infant outcomes through eight weeks of age. 

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3 Factors for Identifying Adolescent Girls at Risk of Self Injury

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 10, 2020 9:01:13 AM

A new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry has shown that adolescent Nonsuicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) is a significant risk factor for suicidal behavior and an important clinical marker of psychopathology. The study reports three key factors prevalent among adolescents that could be used to predict the first occurence of NSSI over a three year period.

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Research Shows Alcohol Intoxication and Vocabulary Correlation

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 25, 2020 9:56:40 AM

A new study from Penn State University shows ties between the words used to describe alcohol intoxication and the drinking habits of those who use them. The results, recently published in the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology lends insight to the drinking habits of young adults but could also help researchers and clinicians fine-tune their language used during substance abuse interventions and research studies.

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Recalling memories from a 3rd person perspective changes our brain

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 14, 2020 3:55:44 PM

Adopting a third-person, observer point of view when recalling your past activates different parts of your brain than recalling a memory seen through your own eyes, according to a new paper from the University of Alberta.

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