While there is an association between obesity during midlife and an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers say the link doesn't necessarily extend into later life. A new study revealed higher genetic risk for Alzheimer's and lower BMI, especially in older men, was linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and predicted the disease progression.
A cyanobacterium caused by blue-green algae blooms has been identified in the waters of Lake Erie. The cyanobacterium is capable of producing a neurotoxin that can attack the central nervous system in humans.
Researchers have found significant changes in the brain make up of fetuses and newborn rats exposed to allergens during pregnancy.
A new study reports on a link between repetitive behaviors associated with autism and gastrointestinal problems. Researchers also found a connection between the severity of ASD symptoms and an increased risk of children experiencing more severe constipation, stomach pains, and other GI problems. However, no association was found between GI problems and social or communication difficulties associated with ASD.
Experimental fecal transplant may help to improve autism symptoms, a new study reports.
Baby boomers scored lower on cognitive function tests than members of previous generations. Scored began to decline in those born between 1948-1953, and decreased further in those born between 1954-1959.
A new neuroimaging study reveals the brains of teenage girls who self harm show similar features to adults with borderline personality disorder.
Many survivors of domestic violence are likely to have experienced repeated head injuries and oxygen deprivation. The injuries resulted in memory loss, anxiety, and visual problems. Of the 49 people interviewed for this study, 81% report being hit in the head by their partner, while 83% report strangulation events.