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New Study Says Addiction Can\
A new study in Biological Psychiatry finds that once people develop an addiction, they can never completely get over their attraction to the abused substance. Krishna Patel at Institute of...more



Most Mental Health Problems Among Teens Are Left Untreated
A new study by E. Jane Costello, a Duke University professor of psychology and epidemiology and associate director of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, finds that more than half of teens...more

Nao the Humanoid Robot Helps Train Kids with Autism
The two-foot tall humanoid robot named NAO helps train children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). NAO is a small robot acting as a "front man" for the children. It is programmed...more

Obamacare Should Help More People with Mental Health Care Issues
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 32 million people will receive mental health or substance use disorder benefits, or both, under the Affordable Care...more

Alarming Spike in Sugary Drink Consumption among Adolescents
A new study, "Still Bubbling Over: California Adolescents Drinking More Soda and Other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages," takes a comprehensive look at youth (2- to 17-year-olds) consumption of sugary...more

Addressing Sexuality among People Suffering from Dementia
A new research focuses on the issue of sexual expression amongst people with dementia. The study is led by Griffith University researcher Dr. Cindy Jones. The Department of Health and Aging and...more

Artisan Bakery Makes Bread Sustainable, Supports People with Mental Health Problems
Centre for Better Health, a Hackney community-based mental health charity, runs an artisan bakery called Better Health Bakery. The bakery offers people with mental health problems the opportunity...more

Those Who Binge Drink Shows Increased Mortality Risk among Older Drinkers
Results of a new study to be published in the May 2014 online-only issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research finds that those who binge drink, even in moderate consumption, show...more

Need for Substance Abuse Counseling Increases in Dickinson
The Badlands Human Service Center in Dickinson increased its need for substance abuse counseling to cater to the area's growing population. The Center, to meet the needs of the residents in...more

Schuylkill County Chosen for Expanded State Block Grant Program
Schuylkill County was among the 10 counties chosen to participate in the expanded state block grant program for human services. The expanded block grant program will enable county officials to...more






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