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Housework nearly equal between boys and girls  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
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Study: Psychiatric challenges in young girls with autism are linked to larger amygdala  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
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Adolescents with PCOS and obesity have more 'unhealthy' gut bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
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From as young as 4, children see males as more powerful than females  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
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Parents aren't powerless when it comes to sleep-deprived teenagers  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
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Legalization and retail availability in Oregon linked to higher levels of adolescent marijuana use  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
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Attentiveness and trust are especially effective in combating juvenile crime  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
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