Researchers report lumbar puncture procedures are safe to treat malaria in children.
Findings debunk the common theory that attention is the only cognitive function affected by sleep deprivation. Lack of sleep also hinders a person's ability to complete activities that require following multiple steps.
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While seeking support via social media doesn't necessarily harm mental health, it doesn't help it either. However, real-life social interactions can have a positive effect on mental health.
Contrary to popular belief, using social media sites like Facebook can actually help improve mental health in adults. Researchers found adults who use Facebook regularly are 63% less likely to experience psychological distress, such as depression and anxiety, over time.
A circuit-specific gender difference in ventral hippocamps to nucleus accumbens (vHPC-NAc) neurons is dependent on testosterone and causes more susceptibility to stress in females.
On average, cannabis users weight 2 pounds less, and have a lower BMI, than those who do not consume marijuana. The findings contradict the popular belief that those who get the munchies after using the substance gain more weight.
Many of us feel obligated to perform acts for loved ones, such as calling more frequently or running an errand for an elderly friend, during this time of social distancing. Researchers report low-level obligations and acts of kindness can help strengthen relationships, while more substantive obligations can put a strain on relationships.
A new study reveals sleep deprivation can seriously hinder memory. Researchers report one of the main reasons for mistakes and accidents in surgery, transportation and operating power plans appears to be a lack of sleep.
Researchers show CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology can be effectively used in rhesus monkey embryos.
Using EEG to measure brain activity, Michigan State University researchers discover expressive writing can help those who worry excessively to calm their fears before entering into a stressful task.
According to researchers, an antidepressant that has been available for more than 50 years could help slow the progression of Parkinson's disease. The drug, nortiptyline, has been shown to stop the growth of alpha synuclein.