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While there is a behavioural problem in some youth during the teenage years, the study shows that it is not universal.(Shutterstock)

Impulsive behaviour during adolescence can cause problems in adulthood

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 10:12 AM IST
A new study shows that teenagers with excess impulsive behaviour may struggle with addictions or other problematic behaviours as young adults, but it’s not a universal phenomena.
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Half of the boys in the study came from families with fathers who had problems with substance use disorders, a rate far higher than the average population.(Shutterstock)
Half of the boys in the study came from families with fathers who had problems with substance use disorders, a rate far higher than the average population.(Shutterstock)

Early puberty in boys increases lifelong addiction risk, substance abuse problems

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 10:44 AM IST
Early doses of testosterone speed the development of certain areas of the brain that heighten reward-seeking behaviour.
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ALS initially damages neurons in the spinal cord while frontotemporal dementia is marked by deterioration in behaviour and personality, language disturbances and poor impulse control.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
ALS initially damages neurons in the spinal cord while frontotemporal dementia is marked by deterioration in behaviour and personality, language disturbances and poor impulse control.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Genetic link between ALS and rare dementia may help treat both disorders

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 04:52 PM IST
A recent study has found a genetic association between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease that primarily affects movement, and a rare form of dementia.
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