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.
USC researchers report air pollution could have an impact on teenage behavior. The study found particle matter 2.5 can enter the brain, causing inflammation and damage to brain networks associated with emotion and decision making.
Researchers report a 41% increase in the prescription of opioids for small animals over the past 10 years. The study reports the increase could potentially provide human access to the drugs, fueling the opioid epidemic.
Genome-wide study identifies five novel alcohol use risk loci which can pass on the risk of developing alcohol abuse disorder from parents to children.
Researchers find disinformation regarding a link between vaccines and subsequent ill effects have a negative epidemiological impact, even when others don't believe the stories.
Neuroimaging study finds correlation between a child's brain development and the socioeconomic status of their family.
Researchers have detected a prion protein associated with CJD on the skin of almost two dozen people who died from the disease. The findings raise questions as to whether transmission of the disease via skin transplantation may be possible, and whether a simple skin test could detect the disease.
A new study of children living in agricultural communities of Ecuador finds a link between short term alterations in neurological behaviors and a peak pesticide spraying season around the time of the Mother's Day flower harvest.
A new study reports on the link between a teen's BMI and their cognitive function in midlife.
Legalization may have reduced the stigma associated with marijuana use in teens, a new study reports.