19-36 Segment 2: Fighting Off Stress at College

Fighting Off Stress at College

College students are facing more stress than ever, but may be less prepared to handle it. As students head back to campus, two experts discuss how students can reduce stress.

Preeclampsia and a New Test for It

Preeclampsia, an irregularity in the placenta during pregnancy, is the leading cause of premature delivery worldwide, and causes nearly 20 percent of maternal deaths in the US. Little is known about its cause and how it can be treated, but an inexpensive new test could help flag those suffering from it and lessen complications. The test’s inventor discusses it and the disorder.

18-35 Segment 2: An Online Test for Dementia

If dementia is recognized early, medication and coping strategies are very beneficial. However, dementia is often undiagnosed and untreated until it is far along. A newly developed online test can help assess if someone has mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to dementia.

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18-19 Segment 2: Autism and Prodigies

Behavioral similarities between prodigies and some people with autism have long been noted. Now some researchers are beginning to find genetic links between the two phenomena. Experts discuss findings and their implications for autism treatment.

17-50 Segment 2: Seasonal Affective Disorder and the Holidays

Some people may get the blues or worse as the days get shorter, they suffer from seasonal affective disorder, a chemical change in the brain caused by decreased exposure to sunlight.

16-19 Segment 2: Autism and Prodigies

Experts discuss links between prodigies and some people with autism and their implications for autism treatment.