Phubbing, a behavior where people snub their friends in favor of looking at their cell phones, may be linked to depression and anxiety. The behavior is most common in those with higher levels of neuroticism.
Adults who were mistreated as children often have a difficult time managing their emotions and find it hard to implement emotional regulation strategies. Their difficulties can, in turn, harm their own children's emotional development.
Study reveals a link between social media addiction and cyberbullying in teens. Researchers found those who spent more hours online checking social media sites were more likely to display cyberbullying behaviors. This was especially true for males.
Poor sleep and inadequate oxygen supply associated with obstructive sleep apnea appears to affect cytokines. This could explain the link between OSA and an increased risk of autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Light to moderate weekly alcohol consumption during middle age could help preserve brain function as we get older. Compared to non-drinkers, those who had a drink or two a day tended to have better performance on cognitive tests over time.
Exposure to PBB153, a chemical component of the now-banned flame retardant FireMaser, causes alterations in the genetic code of sperm, leading to major health and reproductive deficits in the children of parents exposed to the substance.
Natural killer cells may play a critical role in regulating and restraining neuroinflammation and protein clumping associated with Parkinson's disease.
Targeting one specific symptom of schizophrenia has a positive effect on other symptoms. Treating avolition, or reduced motivation has a positive effect on the other negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia.