A new study reports maternal stress during pregnancy can increase the risk of female offspring developing mood disorders. Researchers reveal higher maternal cortisol levels during pregnancy were linked to alterations in newborns' functional brain connectivity in emotional processing areas.
Using magnetic nanoparticles, researchers were able to stimulate the adrenal glands of rodents and control the release of stress-related hormones. The approach could be applied to humans to treat hormone-related disorders.
B. longum APC1472 reduces blood glucose levels and reduces weight gain in mouse models. The bacteria also keep ghrelin, a hormone associated with hunger, and the stress hormone cortisol in check.
Cortisol levels are higher in women who give birth during winter months. The findings shed light on why mental health disorders are more common in those born during colder seasons.
A new study reveals what goes on in the brain when a person embarks on a musical collaboration project.
Those with higher testosterone levels are more willing to harm others and embark in status seeking behavior, a new study reports.
Women who experience PTSD and depression have a four-fold higher risk of early death from health problems, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes than those who do not have the mental health disorders.
Researchers report the oxytocin receptor gene is activated more easily in infants of mothers who faced maternal stress and depression.
A new Psychopharmacology study adds to evidence that chronic cannabis use is associated with reduced stress reactivity. Researchers say cannabis could be beneficial in conferring resilience to stress, especially in those with heightened emotional reactivity to stressful situations.
Children whose mothers experienced depression early in their life are more susceptable to socio-emotional problems and a reduction in empathy toward others, a new study reports.