Babies who experience severe brain bleeds during their first year of life are more likely to have long-term visual problems, a new study reports.
New research finds smoking significantly increases the risk of a person developing schizophrenia or depression.
Researchers say food choices may be influenced by nutritional requirements rather than calories.
Study reveals a significant uptick in the prescription of anxiolytics and benzodiazepines in people under the age of 35.
Researchers have identified a new target in the brain that underpins the freezing response associated with anxiety and fear. The findings could provide a new drug target for anxiety-related disorders.
By two months, 50% of infants begin to appreciate humor, researchers report. 50% of infants being to produce humor at 11 months. Children under one appreciate auditory, physical, and visual humor, including tickling, funny voices, and funny faces. Two-year-olds appreciate humor based on language development.
By the age of 24, children born to mothers who suffered from depression during pregnancy or postpartum depression scored three points higher for depression scores than those whose mothers did not suffer from depression.
Researchers identified specific receptors for acetylcholine that reroute information flow through memory circuits in the hippocampus. The findings could have implications for the development of drugs to help enhance or protect memory from diseases associated with cognitive decline.
Study reveals a link between corticosteroid receptors and genes associated with ciliary and neuroplasticity in the hippocampus, an area of the brain associated with stress response, learning, and memory.
Children who reported higher levels of school enjoyment at age six score, on average, 14.4 more GCSE exam points at age 16, and were 29% more likely to gain five or more A* - C grades than those who reported lower enjoyment at school.