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Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Why do some children thrive in adult life despite a background of violence and neglect? Fascinating piece from Mosaic. Scientific American asks with the flood of neuroscience PhDs,...Show More Summary

You Know What's Sweet? Healthier Kids

When the American Heart Association released a scientific statement last week recommending that anyone 18 or younger should consume 25 grams or less of added sugar each day, it raised a logical question: How many grams are kids currently...Show More Summary

There's No One Solution to Improving Interactions Between Police and People with Mental Illnesses

By Michael D. Thompson This piece was originally published in Scientific American on Aug. 28, 2016. You've undoubtedly heard about the recent report issued by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice condemning various police practices in Baltimore. Show More Summary

Scientific American makes a special announcement about Donald Trump

Any declaration that politics and science must keep to their own separate corners is misguided from the outset. Yes, for the scientific process to work, it has to observe results free of political influence, but the results of scientific...Show More Summary

Publishing on Printing

Learning from Scientific American’s 171 years of covering advances in printing technology -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...

ASTRO Supports Cancer Research by Awarding $36,500 to 44 Scientists and Clinicians Presenting Studies at Its 2016 Annual Meeting

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected 44 cancer researchers and clinicians to receive a total of $36,500 in individual awards for studies being presented at the Society's annual scientific meeting.

Maker Movement Turns Scientists into Tinkerers

Prachi Patel writing in Scientific American: Credit: Carnegie Mellon University Researchers in growing numbers are starting to enlist do-it-yourself 3-D printers, cheap electronics, sensors and more to advance their work More here

Attention, Parents: Keep Track Of The Sweet Stuff

Editor's note: The American Heart Association released on Monday its first-ever scientific statement on added sugar for children. It's part of an aggressive approach the organization is taking on this issue, one that you will be reading...Show More Summary

One approach can prevent teen obesity, eating disorders, new guidelines say

A single approach can prevent both obesity and eating disorders in teenagers, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Scientific evidence summarized in the new recommendations shows that physicians and parents...Show More Summary

What is Most Exciting in Diabetes? What Are the Biggest Concerns?

By Quotable Quotes – AR/AB The Annual TCOYD/The diaTribe Foundation Forum Celebrates its 10th Anniversary in New Orleans  At the 76th American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, The diaTribe Foundation hosted its 10th Annual ADA Diabetes Forum in collaboration with Taking Control of your Diabetes (TCOYD). The event treated approximately 300 attendees to […]

Diabetic Retinopathy: Reducing A1C Slows Down Progression

Intense blood sugar management may reduce the risk of retinopathy progression in people with type 2 diabetes. According to HealthDay News, there was a study presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans in which researchers reported on their study involving people with type 2 diabetes who applied an intensive therapy […]

New political science initiative calls for evaluating research before knowing the results

Yesterday saw the announcement of The Election Research Preacceptance Competition. The goal of the competition is to use the relatively novel idea of “preacceptance” to improve scientific research that uses the 2016 American National Election Study (ANES) to investigate the dynamics of this, um, interesting election. Show More Summary

Delving into Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause

By Rebecca Nebel, PhD, Assistant Director, Scientific Programs In our last installment of the Hormones Across The Lifespan series, we offered an overview on vulvovaginal atrophy, or VVA. Recently, the North American Menopause Society...Show More Summary

Scientific American sounds alarm on Trump: He ‘takes antiscience to previously unexplored terrain’

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Scientific American broke with tradition and spoke out against the Republican Party’s presidential nominee over concerns that he is violating “the nation’s founding principles of truth and evidence.” An editorial set to appear in the Sept. 1 issue of Scientific American...

'No Scientific Basis' for Children to Think They Are Transgender, Born in Wrong Body, Pediatricians Say

There is "no scientific basis" for transgender individuals to believe that they are trapped in the wrong body, the American College of Pediatricians argued in a recently released report addressing gender dysphoria in children.

Medical News Today: Prolonged sitting: 'Exercise does not offset health risks,' say AHA

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association says physical activity does not counteract the health risks linked to sedentary behavior.

Medical News Today: Children failing to meet ideal cardiovascular health guidelines

The American Heart Association's Scientific Statement reveals that most American children have poor diets and low cardiovascular health scores.

20 (Science) Questions for the Presidential Candidates

Every election cycle, science gets the short end of the stick. So a collective of scientists—56 scientific organizations representing 10 million scientists and engineers and spearheaded by the American Association for the Advancement...Show More Summary

Misunderstanding The Real Problem: An Updated Version Of The "Peak Oil" Story

Submitted by Gail Tverberg via Our Finite World blog, The Peak Oil story got some things right. Back in 1998, Colin Campbell and Jean Laherrère wrote an article published in Scientific American called, “The End of Cheap Oil.” In it they...Show More Summary

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