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.
Researchers believe the adolescent brain may be more sensitive to the effects of alcohol as it is still developing and less robust than adults' brains.
People who experience fewer stressors in daily life report better emotional stability, moods, and overall health. However, those who are less stressed score worse on cognitive tests than those who experience daily stressors. Those who are stress-free are also less likely to give emotional support or experience positive things happening throughout the day.
New machine learning models assess the connection between hundreds of clinical variables, including doctor visits and health records for seemingly unconnected conditions, to predict the likelihood of ASD in young children.
Rejection from fathers may lead to an increased risk of social anxiety and loneliness in children and teens, a new study reports.
People who reported chronic insomnia or sleep duration of fewer than six hours were twice as likely to experience cognitive impairment compared to those who experienced good sleeping patterns. The association was stronger for those with coexisting cardiometabolic conditions.
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.