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The Teen Brain: It's Just Not Grown Up Yet

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Lifelong learning and brain stimulation can help increase memory and decision-making ability, according to neuroscientists. iStockphoto hide caption

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The Aging Brain Is Less Quick, But More Shrewd

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When Margaux learned that the college ruling meant she'd still have to attend university with her assailant, she dropped out of school. Beth Rooney/Aurora for NPR hide caption

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College Justice Falls Short For Rape Victim

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Margaux's parents were shocked at how few options there were for their daughter to prosecute the man who sexually assaulted her. Joseph Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Failed Justice Leaves Rape Victim Nowhere To Turn

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Laura Dunn in 2003, a year before the incident that changed her life. Courtesy Laura Dunn hide caption

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Campus Rape Victims: A Struggle For Justice

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Scientists are working to understand what hormonal and physiological cues in the body lead the brain to respond to food emotionally. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Rational Or Emotional? Your Brain On Food

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As we age, our muscles deteriorate, and they don't repair as quickly as they used to. But the good news is that exercise and weightlifting can still make muscles stronger. Al Bello/Getty Images hide caption

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Why We Gain Weight As We Age

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Smokers Need More Than Motivation To Quit

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Program Helps Low-Income Smokers Kick Habit

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Bipolar may not be the right diagnosis for some kids, according a panel of experts with the American Psychiatric Association. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Children Labeled 'Bipolar' May Get A New Diagnosis

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In order to officially diagnose a patient with a disorder, doctors use the criteria checklists established in the DSM. The DSM 5 is pushing to use scales of severity instead of a present/absent checklist of symptoms. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Big Changes In Store For Psychology's 'Bible'

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New Diagnosis Proposed For Kids Labeled 'Bipolar'

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