Children whose mothers consumed large amounts of liquorice while pregnant performed worse than their peers in cognitive reasoning tests and expressed more ADHD-like symptoms. Additionally, females entered into puberty early than those who did not have fetal exposure to glycyrrhizin.
The stroke rate has more than doubled in Generation X'ers over the past 20 years, a new study reports.
Smokers exposed to individual cigarettes with public health warnings written on them felt the products were offputting and depressing. When surveyed, those who smoke said printing messages on cigarettes would prolong the health message and had the potential to discourage smoking in young people.
A new report projects the number of people living with dementia in the US will double to 13 million by 2040. The report estimates that the number of women diagnosed with dementia will rise to 8.5 million, and the number of men with dementia will reach 4.5 million.
Researchers report Russian trolls and bots are significantly involved in promoting discord and spreading false information about vaccines on Twitter. The study reports these accounts shared anti-vaccination messages 75% more than average Twitter users.
The findings of three new studies reveal only 50% of those with eating disorders seek help for their condition. Certain demographics are less likely to seek help. Those with eating disorders have a 5-6 times higher risk of suicide attempts.
A new study finds a link between sustained exposure to economic hardship, premature aging and reduced cognitive function.
According to researchers, three anti-influenza compounds also appear to be able to inhibit Zika virus infection.