The prevalence of 4-year-old children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in New Jersey increased by 43% within a four-year span. Researchers determine the prevalence rate of ASD is one in 35, according to a new report from the CDC and Rutgers University.
Contrary to popular belief, drinking 1 to 2 alcoholic drinks a day may not help protect against stroke. Researchers report blood pressure and stroke risk increase with alcohol consumption.
Transgender men have a four times higher risk of heart attack than cisgender women, and twice the rate of heart attack than cisgender males. For transgender women, the risk of heart attack is twice the risk as in cisgender women. However, there is no significant difference in risk between transgender women and cisgender males.
The opioid epidemic is fueling a surge in infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis and soft tissue infections, researchers report.
Children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, and whose mothers have lower levels of education, have weaker brain activity in areas of the brain associated with working memory and are more likely to experience attention problems.
African Americans who suffer from major depressive disorder are more likely to be misdiagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia than people from other ethnic or racial groups. Findings suggest doctors may be putting more emphasis on psychotic symptoms, rather than depressive symptoms when assessing African American patients.
Researchers report children who grow up surrounded by green space have a 55% reduced risk of developing a mental health disorder as they age.
According to researchers, keeping both physically and mentally active during middle age can significantly reduce the risk of developing dementia during old age. The study found women who participated in mental activities were 46% less likely to develop dementia, and those who were physically active at a 52% reduced risk.
A new study reports cannabis use in teens is associated with a higher risk of developing depression and anxiety as adults.