Inhaling air pollution could result in toxic particles being transported from the lungs to the brain via the bloodstream, ultimately resulting in neurological damage.
Older adults who frequently experience bad dreams or nightmares are twice as likely to be diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, a new study reports.
Lower gray matter volume in the brain is indicative of a higher risk of developing mental health disorders including depression and psychosis. However, those with slightly greater gray matter volume were more likely to recover from their disorders. Researchers believe reduced gray matter volume may be linked to higher levels of inflammation, reduced concentration, and other cognitive impairments associated with disorders like schizophrenia.
Genes associated with inflammation were linked to reduced gray matter in brain areas associated with neuropsychiatric disorders. The findings shed new light on how neurodevelopmental psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and ASD may occur.
Study reveals a link between spoken languages and the sense of touch.
People with periodontal disease have a 37% increased risk of developing anxiety, serious mental illness, and depression, and an 18% increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Researchers describe how specific facial features distinguish a child's face from an adult's face. The findings may help new technologies to quickly determine if children are depicted in indecent images.
People show a decrease in motivation to exert effort or work when feeling fatigued. Motivation can be restored if people are allowed a short rest, however for those with long-term fatigue, motivation does not improve following a short-term period of rest.
Silver and zinc oxide nanomaterials are able to pass through an in vitro blood-brain barrier model in the form of both particles and dissolved ions.