Researchers report a genetic mutation that causes structural abnormalities in the adolescent brain may predict an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life.
A new study reveals how the mood of one friend can impact the moods of others in their social circle.
Women who have experienced domestic violence are 44% more likely to die from any cause compared to the general population. They also have a 51% increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and a 31% higher risk of being diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.
A new study reveals children are more likely to experience poor sleep patterns if their mother suffers from insomnia. However, there is no link between children's sleep quality and insomnia in their fathers.
Carbohydrate consumption from sugary drinks and snacks does not help to improve mood. The findings may help increase public awareness that the 'sugar rush' is a myth and help inform health policies to promote healthier alternatives.
A new study reveals researchers have identified areas of the brain which are different in those who regularly smoke and drink alcohol. Researchers discovered the medial orbitofrontal cortex, an area of the brain implicated in reward, has higher functional connectivity in drinkers. In those who smoke, the lateral orbiotfrontal cortex, an area of the brain linked to impulsive behavior, has lower functional connectivity. The study suggests nicotine may increase overall brain connectivity, which may lead to increased smoking behaviors.
Those in urban areas who live close to parks and other green spaces have increased life satisfaction, mental wellbeing and overall happiness than those who further away.
A new study reveals people fail to spot almost one third of manipulated, or fake, images shown to them. Researchers say that, with the technology to easily falsify images so readily available, people must be more vigilant when viewing images used by the media or in court settings.