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OneZero

Katherine Reynolds Lewis

23 September 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Many children are facing sleep issues that result in changed behavior and attitudes. Research suggests that this could be related to the way skulls are evolving, so a team of doctors are addressing the problem through...

Lake Oswego Review

Nate Mann

4 September 2019

Oregon, United States

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To reduce risk of concussions in high school football, high school coaches in Oregon are reducing the amount of impact time allowed during practices. Using the parameters established via the USA Football five levels o...

The Guardian

Paige Towers

7 June 2019

United States

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No matter where you are in the world, noise pollution negatively impacts your life and the lives of many animals. Becoming more aware of the unnecessary noises in the world, such as lawnmowers and snowmobiles, may be ...

The Naked Scientists

Ben McAllister

28 May 2019

Edinburgh, Scotland

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The bigger the city, the busier the roads, which typically means more noise pollution as well. Because noise can negatively impact sleep and heart health, researchers are turning to promoting noise control engineering...

Portland Tribune

Amanda Waldroupe

15 February 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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In Oregon, school are required by law to remove a child from play if they have been concussed, but not all schools have athletic trainers to assess the situation. Although it's still up to each individual school distr...

Investigate West

Shasta Kearns Moore

18 January 2019

Oregon, United States

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Because concussions can turn deadly if not managed correctly, several state legislatures have passed return-to-play laws that dictate when an athlete can return to the game. To complement this and offer resources to s...

Investigate West

Shasta Kearns Moore

15 January 2019

Aurora, Colorado, United States

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Student athletes, especially at the high school level, can be susceptible to suffering head injuries which become exasperated when schools don't have protocol in place for how to best manage these individuals' return ...

The New York Times

Benedict Carey

31 October 2018

France

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People with severe spinal injuries have gained some movement after having a small device implanted that sends signals to muscles that mimic communication from the brain. While further research is needed, improved capa...

BBC

Ammar Ebrahim

23 October 2018

London, England

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Assistive, wearable technology has been developed to send tactile or visual information to the brain in order to address mental or physiological challenges. One company has made a bracelet that can calm or energize a ...

Investigate West

Blair Stenvick

25 July 2018

Portland, Oregon, United States

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In Oregon, there is a law in place that helps guide public school officials in how to react to a child with a possible concussion, but that law doesn't address what to do if a child suffers a concussion during private...

Investigate West

Lee van der Voo

23 May 2018

Portland, Oregon, United States

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After a high school football player in Oregon was concussed in a game, his condition elevated to a traumatic brain injury when he was sent back in to play without proper rest. To combat this lapse in judgment from hap...

Ensia

Lindsey Konkel

2 April 2018

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Patients who experience chronic pain are commonly prescribed opiates. Over time, their tolerance to the medication builds up and they must increase their dose to maintain the positive effects of opiates, often leading...

The Notebook

Paul Jablow

4 January 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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At Lakeside School, the structure of the day is designed to support students managing trauma. These include activities before school starts, means to reduce excess energy by fidgeting, and ‘brain breaks.’

The Notebook

Paul Jablow

3 January 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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At Lakeside School, the student body is made up of young adults managing emotional and health challenges that make attendance in other schools difficult. The school environment has been developed to provide support fo...

The Atlantic

Tara Garcia Mathewson

19 April 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Living in poverty can impact brain functioning due to the consistent stress and can lead to difficulty with problem solving, decision making, and goal setting. A Boston-based project, EMPath, addresses this issue by ...

Al Jazeera

Elizabeth Healey

14 June 2016

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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People suffering from tremors often have to dramatically alter their lifestyles to accommodate the involuntary muscle movements, but Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center Hospital are piloting a new approach t...

The New York Times

Gretchen Reynolds

6 January 2016

Durham, New Hampshire, United States

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To protect the heads of football players, it might be advisable to have them occasionally practice without head protection, according to a counterintuitive new study of a successful Division I football program.

The New York Times

Ken Belson

13 December 2015

Rosewell, United Kingdom

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After a young rugby player died in Northern Ireland, his family and a brain expert set about to establish concussion guidelines, looking in part to the United States.

Science Magazine

Rhitu Chatterjee

22 October 2015

New Delhi, India

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Defying expectations, cataract surgery in Indian children is endowing them with vision—and shedding light on how the brain learns to see.

Mother Jones

Katherine Reynolds Lewis

1 July 2015

South Berwick, Maine, United States

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Disciplining schoolchildren has led many students down the “school-to-prison-pipeline” because teachers have focused on controlling students rather than instilling problem solving skills. Ross Greene has developed Col...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

8 November 2010

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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The Canadian federal government has identified bullying as a national problem. Roots of Empathy, based in Toronto, encourages empathy in elementary kids by having them interact with babies.

SFGate

Rob Waters

14 November 2004

San Francisco, California, United States

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Research has shown the importance of infant-primary caregiver attachment for the future of the child's cognitive ability, emotional health, and parent relationship. Infant Mental Health Specialists and other practitio...

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