A new study confirms the link between menstruation and worsening of psychosis symptoms in women with mental health disorders. Researchers found psychiatric admissions for women were one-and-a-half times higher during the time of menstruation.
Estrogens were significantly elevated in fetuses that later went on to develop autism. Higher levels of prenatal estrogens were more predictive of ASD than higher levels of prenatal androgens. The study supports a twenty-year-old theory that increased prenatal sex steroid hormones are a potential cause of autism spectrum disorder.
From comfort eating to hormonal levels contributing to a desire for sweets, many studies have investigated why women with PMS often crave certain foods. Researchers explore why food cravings may occur, and what can be done to suppress them for women with premenstrual syndrome.
Pregnancy Compensation Hypothesis may explain why women are more prone to developing autoimmune diseases, like multiple sclerosis and lupus, than men.
Stressed adults who report high-stress exposure as children have altered cortisol levels associated with negative health outcomes. Findings suggest early life stress may calibrate the stress response system in the brain, with health consequences that last into adulthood.
A new study reveals how male sex steroids impact brain development. The findings could help shed light on behavioral developmental differences between males and females.
A new study reports human fat cells have their own internal clocks and circadian rhythms which affect metabolic functions.
Researchers report irisin, a hormone released during physical exercise, may promote neurogenesis in the hippocampus. The study sheds new light on why exercise helps improve memory and could help to protect the brain against Alzheimer's disease.
According to a new study, those who are genetically predisposed to be early risers have a lower risk of developing psychiatric conditions, such as depression and schizophrenia, as well as having better over all health. In contrast to other studies, researchers did not find a strong link between circadian rhythm and diseases such as obesity or diabetes.
According to a new study, genetic factors heavily influence where we are most likely to store fat on our bodies. Researchers found the relationship between genetics and fat storage is more significant in women than in men.