Women who hug their partners before a stressful event have a lower biological stress response and reduced cortisol levels compared to women who do not embrace their partners.
A review of 71 studies over 40 years aligns with the hypothesis that belief in the paranormal is associated with differences and deficits in cognitive function.
Type 1 diabetes in either parent was associated with an increased risk of cognitive development problems and lower academic performance in children.
Overall, people who used antidepressants to manage depression long-term did not have a better quality of physical or mental health than those with depression who did not use prescription medication to manage their symptoms.
People with severe mental health conditions have a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and other cardiovascular events than those without mental health disorders. Researchers say the association between mental illness and cardiovascular-related death has become stronger over recent decades.
Depression and cardiovascular disease appear to be closely related due to their links to inflammation and oxidative stress. Researchers say lowering the risks of cardiovascular disease can improve symptoms of depression.
Greater left-brain asymmetry can predict both better and average performance on a foundational level of reading ability.
Study reveals axon density is lower than previously believed between distant regions of the brain.