Specific genetic mutations affect both the existence and amount of particular bacteria in the gut.
Children whose mothers consumed alcohol at 18 weeks of pregnancy were 17% more likely to be diagnosed with depression at age 18 compared to those whose mothers abstained from drinking.
The link between smoking, depression, and schizophrenia is due, in part, to a causal effect of tobacco use. Findings reveal that smoking increased the risk of schizophrenia and depression. Additionally, depression and schizophrenia increased the likelihood of a person becoming nicotine dependent.
In addition to being detrimental to general health, heavy smoking has a causal effect on facial aging. Heavy smoking affects facial attractiveness and spurs earlier and increased skin wrinkling.
Study finds an association between acetaminophen use during mid-to-late pregnancy and increased risk of hyperactivity, attention problems, and other behavioral deficits in young children. Boys appear to be more susceptible to the adverse effects acetaminophen use during pregnancy. However, the negative effects only seem to persist during the early years of life.
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The secretory pathway delivery of cannabinoid type 1 receptor is axonally based, and surface expressed CB1R is more stable in axons than dendrites.
Study finds some evidence of a positive link between early life anxiety and later alcohol use disorder. However, there was no consistent link between anxiety in childhood and drinking frequency or binge drinking.
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Researchers report an afternoon nap can help us to process unconscious information and enhance cognition.
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Researchers have identified a link between depression, antidepressant use and an increased risk of developing venous thromboembolism.
Using AI to examine over 800 million tweets, researchers reveal how our mode of thinking alters during the course of the day. The study reports early morning tweets tend to be correlated with more logical thinking patterns, while middle of the night tweets tend to exhibit more existential concerns.
A new study challenges popular belief that fish consumption during pregnancy can contribute to ASD in children. Analyzing blood samples in one of the largest longitudinal studies to date, researchers found no links between mercury levels in mothers and autistic traits in their offspring. Surprisingly, the only adverse effect of mercury was noted in children's poorer social skills if the mother did not consume fish at all, especially in girls.
According to University of Bristol researchers, taking a frequent sauna can help to reduce your stroke risk.