An experimental diet that reduced the intake of omega-6 fatty acids and increased omega-3 fatty acids improved mood variability in those with bipolar disorder.
Male children with isolated GnRH deficiency (IGD), a rare endocrine disorder associated with a lack of sex hormone during the second trimester of development, report more gender non-conformity than males without IGD. The same was not true for females with IGD.
Older adults who frequently connect with friends and others in social situations perform better on cognitive function tests than those who are not so social.
A close relationship with fathers has broad and positive effects across adolescence for both male and female children.
People may actively decide to withhold feeling compassion for others when they believe it is more challenging or requires mental effort.
Neuroimaging allowed researchers to make some key discoveries about the developing brain. The study revealed male children had overall greater brain volume, but the size of specific brain structures did not differ between sexes, nor did cognitive ability. Additionally, regardless of the sex or size of the child, the ratio between the size of the brain and the volume of cerebrospinal fluid was universal.
Flavored e-cigarette tobacco engages the taste system, while non-flavored vaped nicotine triggers the brain's reward system in a similar way observed when people smoke traditional cigarettes.
People who experience schadenfreude, the emotion of feeling pleasure at another person's misfortune, when they hear a controversial celebrity is sick are less willing to take preventative health measures themselves.
Stress, boredom, and more free time may account for the rise in cigarette consumption in smokers during the COVID pandemic.