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.
Exploring the relationship between emotion and pain in rheumatoid arthritis, researchers report emotions may function as a stressor, promoting inflammation and causing pain symptoms.
Cortical thickness and regional brain connectivity pay an equally important role in linking brain and behavior.
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.
Researchers say toddlers who are wary of new toys also tend to be less accepting of new foods. They suggest early food attitudes may stem from a child's personality and temperament.
A close relationship with fathers has broad and positive effects across adolescence for both male and female children.
The differences between each parents' stress and happiness may boil down to how, and when, childcare activities are split between the parties. Fathers tend to be less stressed and happier, especially if their childcare activities are more recreational. Maternal stress is higher, and happiness is lower, as they tend to provide more of the hands-on parenting.
A new study reveals why some people with the herpes simplex 1 virus experience painful lesions, while others have no symptoms and yet still spread the infection. Researchers say the difference could be a result of how variations in the way certain strains of HSV-1 activate gene expression in neurons.
Eating cheese and increasing consumption of other dairy products helps improve vascular health by reducing the effects of a high-sodium diet, a new study reports.