Soft drink consumption during early adolescence predicted more aggressive behavior later in teen years. Aggressive behavior at 13 also predicted increased soft drink consumption at age 16. Soft drink consumption at 13 predicted fewer depressive symptoms, but depressive symptoms did not predict soda consumption. Findings suggest reducing soda consumption during adolescence could help curb aggressive behaviors.
A new clinical trial is enrolling patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms to assess the effect of nitric oxide in treating the virus. Previous research found nitric oxide has antiviral properties against coronaviruses. The effect was tested and demonstrated during the SARS outbreak in the early 2000s.
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Sensory processing difficulties associated with ASD, ADHD, and PTSD often result in 'meltdown' behaviors. While researchers are making headway into discovering the mechanisms behind sensory dysfunction, many in society do not understand the implications of the disorder. Researchers tackle how to prevent meltdowns associated with sensory processing disorders, and consider how social inclusion can help break the stigma.
According to researchers, the severity of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and PTSD in childhood survivors of abuse may depend upon the time the abuse first took place, how long it lasted and the severity of the abuse. Sexual abuse of females also has a more detrimental effect on mental health than in males, the study reports.
A new study reveals CBD oil significantly improves seizure frequency and other symptoms in people with treatment resistant epilepsy.
According to researchers, the size, shape and number of dendritic spines in the brain may determine whether a person develops Alzheimer's disease.
A study in Nature Immunology reports on the mechanism that helps to prevent autoimmune diseases from developing following infection. Researchers report a population of immune cells develop during late stages of the immune response to influenza infection.
As EEG headsets are growing in popularity with general consumers, researchers are advising better security and safety measures is needed after their study revealed how easy it could be for experienced hackers to break into the system software and monitory brain waves to extract personal information.