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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



Teens in Child Welfare System at Higher Drug Abuse Rate
According to a study in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, teens in child welfare system are at higher risk of marijuana, inhalants and other drug use. Findings...more

Study Shows Adolescents Drink Alone to Cope with Negative Emotions
According to study in an upcoming issue of Clinical Psychological Science, teens that drink alone have more alcohol problems, are heavier drinkers and are more likely to drink to cope with negative...more

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

Fewer States Hold Commercial Host Liability that Can Lower Excessive Alcohol Consumption
In a study funded from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fewer states hold commercial host liability that holds alcohol retailers liable for alcohol-related harms resulting from illegal...more

A Better Understanding of Human Addiction and Substance Abuse
In a study published online in Psychopharmacology, Rutgers University researchers found that the initial positive feelings of intoxication quickly fade and replaced by negative emotional responses...more

Cell and Animal Studies Could Enable Development of Effective Drugs for Addiction
The Scripps Research Institute's team of scientists has explored a combination of cell and animal studies that enable the development of effective drugs for addiction with fewer side effects. The...more

Homeless Veterans Talk on Curbing Addiction Issues
Helping Up Mission, a Baltimore homeless shelter that provides housing, food and services to help its 500 members shake their long-term addictions, holds its Veterans Day steak dinner to thank the...more

New Report Finds Effective Treatment for Youth Anxiety Disorders Brings Lasting Benefit
A study that appears in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry discovered that youth with moderate to severe anxiety disorders react well to acute treatment with...more

How Do Homeless in Tennessee Get Help for Mental Illness
Michael Rabkin, Director of Media Relations at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, answers how the homeless get help for mental illness in Tennessee. WGNS Radio...more






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Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Backs Social Saturday


Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Backs Social Saturday

UK will be celebrating its first national celebration of social enterprises dubbed as Social Saturday. World famous celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who founded the Fifteen restaurant chain.




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