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Teen Weight Gain Linked to TV Food Commercials

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New research suggests that food commercials “get under the skin” of teens by activating brain reward regions when they view ads for milk shakes, or burgers, or colas.

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National Prevention Network Conference

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ORI Science Director and Senior Scientist Carol W. Metzler, Ph.D., will deliver a keynote address as part of a panel at the National Prevention Network Conference on September 17. ...

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Is Tai Chi Program Cost-Effective in Preventing Falls?

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ORI scientist Fuzhong Li, Ph.D., has received a grant to study the cost-effectiveness of his successful fall-prevention program Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance.

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Research funded to study effects of lower nicotine levels.

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ORI scientist Herb Severson, Ph.D. has received funding from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), University of Minnesota, and University of Pittsburgh to investigate the effects of smoking ...

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E-cigarettes: A household poison?

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ORI scientist Herb Severson, Ph.D. comments on the availability of highly toxic liquid nicotine.

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Psychologists' contributions to tobacco control

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ORI scientist Ed Lichtenstein's important contributions to tobacco cessation are noted in recent article in APA Monitor.

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Statistical Modeling of Behavior Change in Small Samples

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Small sample sizes in clinical research restrict the complexity of statistical models used to analyze data & limit the types of research questions that may be asked.

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Youth Tobacco Addiction Still Prevalent

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In 1994, when ORI scientists contributed to the Surgeon General's first-ever report on smoking and youth, about 3000 children a day became addicted to nicotine. In 2014 each day nearly 4,000 youth ...

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Blacks in Government Honors ORI

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ORI received the 2014 Special Award from the Blacks in Government Executive Team at the Black History Month Banquet on Friday, February 7.

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Recently Funded!

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Girls in the juvenile justice system who have high rates of drug abuse and trauma are at increased risk for engaging in risky sexual behavior. Dana Smith, Ph.D., is working to minimize that risk. ...

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