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News & Views: Suddenly Paralyzed, 2 Men Struggle to Recover from Guillain-Barre
Posted on May 18, 2016 by Katherine Malanson | Categories: ND Lesson2-3, ND Lesson2-5, ND Unit2, Neurological Disorders | | Add comment |

Rae Ellen Bichell and Katie Park/NPR

Guillain-Barre syndrome can render healthy people temporarily paralyzed. It’s something you’re likely to hear more about as Zika continues to spread, because exposure to pathogens like Zika can set that stage for the syndrome. And for those who get it, it is one wild ride.

Hear the stories of two men who struggled to recover from it at NPR.org and read more about the syndrome at ninds.gov.

News & Views: Are some teens brains hardwired to make risky choices?
Posted on June 18, 2015 by Katherine Malanson | Categories: ND Lesson2-3, ND Unit1, ND Unit2, Neurological Disorders | | Add comment |

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Some young people are especially prone to making rash, risky decisions about sex, drugs and alcohol. Individual differences in the brain’s working memory — which allows people to draw on and use information to make decisions — could help explain why some adolescents are especially impulsive when it comes to sex, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Child Development.

Read more at NPR.org.

News & Views: Distracted behind the wheel: Teens say they change clothes and do homework while driving
Posted on March 19, 2015 by Katherine Malanson | Categories: ND Lesson2-3, Neurological Disorders | | Add comment |

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Teens do understand that texting while behind the wheel is dangerous. But putting on makeup and contacting lenses at 65 mph? No problem. Researchers in Oregon are trying to train teenagers on the risks of multitasking.

Read more at NPR.org.