Study establishes a robust link between ozone exposure and an increase in cognitive impairment in older adults.
Direct transmission of BPA from a pregnant woman to her child via the placenta may have a negative impact on fetal brain development, researchers report.
People who exercise in areas with high air pollution levels show less benefit from their physical activity when it comes to markers for certain brain diseases.
Spending time enjoying the sunshine may help protect children and young adults from developing multiple sclerosis, a new study reports. Sun exposure boosts vitamin D levels and helps stimulate immune cells. Researchers report vitamin D may alter the biological function of immune cells, offering added protection against multiple sclerosis.
Extreme "weather shock" experiences that occur during the early stages of life have significant effects on the cognitive, behavioral, and often physical development of a child.
Children who live in areas with easy access to greenspaces and natural vegetation showed better overall development than their peers who lived closer to fewer greenspaces.
Exposure to high levels of road and rail traffic noise over long periods of time is associated with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
The effects of lead exposure on overall health have been well document, but a new study reveals early exposure to pollution can have a detrimental effect on personality. Researchers report those who were born following the decline of environmental lead levels had more mature personalities and were more conscientious and less had lower levels of neuroticism than those born in generation with higher lead levels.
A new study reveals the impact climate played in the evolution of the human brain and body. Studying 300 fossils from the genus Homo found across the globe, researchers found those who lived in colder climates had larger body frames. Larger bodies provided a buffer from colder temperatures. Brain size tended to be larger in those who lived in environments with less vegetation and survived by hunting large animals, a task that involved higher cognitive function.
The neighborhood you live in could have an impact on your brain and cardiovascular health, a new study reports.
Early-life exposure to high levels of air pollution was associated with poor inhibitory control during later childhood and poorer academic performance during adolescence.