The prevalence of anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents has doubled since before the COVID pandemic.
Study reports a link between the consumption of sugary drinks and diets high in sugars in breastfeeding mothers and cognitive developmental problems in their babies.
The oligosaccharide 2'FL from a mother's breast milk enhances cognitive development in her child. The amount of 2'FL in breast milk at one month was related to significantly higher cognitive development scores at the age of two.
White matter tracts show increasing maturation with age from the back to the front of the brain. The maturations begin as a child reaches 9-12 years of age. The maturity correlates with a critical and formative period of development.
Study reveals people with obesity have more mutations in semaphorin signaling in the hypothalamus, implying semaphorins may be critical for maintaining a healthy body weight.
A new report from the CDC discloses 1 in 59 children in 11 states are identified as being on the autism spectrum, up from 1 in 68 in 2016. The increased numbers, researchers say, are due to improved screening and diagnosis methods, in addition to how clinicians 'define' autistic traits.
A new study reveals immune system activation during pregnancy can have an impact on brain development in the offspring. Researchers report both short and long term brain function can be influenced by immune system activation during the third trimester.
Cerebral blood flow is reduced in the Broca's area of people who stutter, researchers report. Additionally, the more severely a person stutters, the less blood flows to this area of the brain.