Prenatal exposure to heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, and arsenic, and increased levels of the mineral manganese, were linked to an increased risk of ADHD and autism spectrum diagnosis in children.
Some traditional masculine stereotypes, such as being adventurous and competitive, were linked to being better fathers to infant children. This is especially true if men also adopt a nurturing role. However, one trait, hostile sexism, was not linked to…
A newly developed play therapy platform is helping older adults with dementia improve a range of flagging cognitive skills from concentration to memory.
Study reveals aluminum is co-located with the tau protein in people with familial Alzheimer’s disease.
Genetics may help explain why women are at higher risk for developing chronic pain disorders than men. The study also sheds light on the role the central nervous system plays in the development of chronic pain.
Computer tomography reveals modern human brain structures only originated between 1.5 to 1.7 million years ago in African Homo populations.
Astrocytes help transition the brain from a highly plastic state to one that is more stable.
Mutations in the autism-related Dyrk1a gene lead to brain undergrowth in mice. Researchers say an existing drug appears to reverse the damage.
Researchers link the inflammation associated with chronic sinus infections to alterations in brain activity in networks that govern cognition, external stimuli, and introspection. The findings shed light on why people suffering from sinus infections of…
A new blood test can distinguish the severity of a person’s depression and their risk for developing severe depression at a later point. The test can also determine if a person is at risk for developing bipolar disorder. Researchers say the blood test …