Autism spectrum disorders

Compound improves social interaction in autism mouse model

Children with autism often find social interactions awkward, leaving them isolated. Now in a study appearing in ACS' Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, scientists report that they have discovered a first-of-its-kind compound ...

Health

Gym class memories can influence adults' exercise habits

(HealthDay)—Memories of school gym class may affect a person's exercise habits today, according to a study published in the Aug. 15 issue of the Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Guidance offered for improving mental health in workplace

(HealthDay)—Four recommendations for action have been developed for improving mental health in the workplace; the guidance forms the basis for an article published online in the April issue of the Journal of Occupational ...

Health

Recommendations for optimizing hidden curriculum in medicine

(HealthDay)—In a position paper published online Feb. 27 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians (ACP) presents recommendations for optimizing clinical learning environments by fostering a ...

Diabetes

Blacks' high diabetes risk driven by obesity, not mystery

In a surprising finding, blacks and whites have the same risk of developing diabetes when all biological factors for the disease are considered over time, reports a large new Northwestern Medicine study.

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