Adolescent drinking damages later verbal learning and memory performance

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Adolescent drinking damages later verbal learning and memory performance

Adolescence is both a time of rapid neurobiological changes and of the initiation of drinking – alcohol is the most commonly used substance among students in grades eight to 12. Binge-drinking effects are particularly concerning, although it is unclear whether and how much it affects neurocognitive performance. This study looked at two questions:See Original Article

As body mass index increases, so does spread of multiple myeloma

Obesity is believed to be a risk factor for many cancers, and each 5 kg/m2 increase in BMI is associated with an increase of 10 percent in cancer-related deaths, studies show. Now researchers have shown that as body mass index increases, so does the growth and spread of the blood cancer multiple myeloma.
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Most siblings of food allergic kids do not have food allergy

The risk of food allergy in siblings of an affected child is only minimally higher than in the general population, new data suggests. The study found that the majority (53%) of siblings of food allergic children showed food sensitization with testing, but did not experience food allergy symptoms. An additional one-third of siblings tested negative See Original Article

Hungry parents may feed their kids more, study finds

The hungrier parents are at mealtimes, a new study shows, the more they may feed their young children, which could have implications for childhood obesity.
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