Researchers say the optimal age for legalized cannabis use is 19. The study found those who started smoking recreational marijuana between ages 19 and 20 were less likely to smoke cigarettes than those who started using the drug at an earlier age. General health was significantly better in those who started using cannabis at age 18 than those who started using marijuana earlier.
Current vaccination policies are not sufficient to eliminate measles or prevent against future epidemics in the developed world, researchers report. Introducing compulsory vaccinations before entering school would allow the US, UK and Ireland to reach stable levels of herd immunity in the next ten years, thus helping to avoid future epidemics of the most lethal vaccine-preventable disease.
Researchers report high fat diet in female mice can have an epigenetic effect on future generations. The study found high fat diets had lead to an increased risk of obesity, insulin resistance and addictive behaviors over three generations of offspring.
A new study reports a mother's diet during pregnancy may have an effect on the composition of her child's gut bacteria. The effect, researchers report, may vary by the method of delivery at birth.
Researchers have investigated Hans Asperger's Nazi era publications and have revealed he actively cooperated with the Nazi's euthanasia program. The Kinder-Euthanasie (child euthanasia) program resulted in the murder of thousands of physically and mentally disabled children under Nazi rule.
A new study links increased time spent on social media by 10 year old girls to a decline in wellbeing at the age of 15.
A new study considers the effect on an unborn child if its mother frequently uses a cell phone. Researchers did not find a neurodevelopmental risk for children of mothers who used cell phones, instead they noted some beneficial effects for language development and motor skills.
A new study using university students reveals those with high psychopathic traits showed a significantly reduces response time when being prompted to lie following training than those low levels of the traits. Researchers say their findings provide evidence that those with higher psychopathic traits may be better at learning to lie.
If you want a flattering social network profile pic, ask someone else to select it for you, researchers suggest.
Researchers report people aged 50 and over who participate in social activity through a community based group appear to have better cognitive function than their less social peers.