Chronic stress experienced by a woman in the later stages of pregnancy can affect her fetus' ability to absorb iron by up to 15%. Researchers say the effects of iron deficiency are more noticeable in male fetuses.
In the first year after a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, 60% of patients experience fatigue, 50% experience pain, 47% have symptoms of depression, and 39% report increased anxiety. Researchers say urgent, non-pharmaceutical therapies should be provided for newly diagnosed MS patients to help reduce both pain and mental health symptoms.
Researchers investigate why we "space out" and stop paying attention to the world around us when we become engrossed in social media posts.
A new meta-analysis study finds people engage in self-harm and think about suicide as a means of reducing some types of stress. The perceived stress release from embarking on destructive behaviors indicates a potential for therapy and other types of intervention.
Cataract surgery was associated with a 30% reduction in dementia risk for older adults, a new study reports.
Contrary to popular belief, most children with ADHD do not grow out of the disorder. Instead, it manifests in different ways during adulthood through verbal impulsivity, difficulties in decision making, and impulsive behaviors.
A small increase in fine particular air pollution over a decade within certain areas of Seattle was associated with significantly increased dementia risks for those living in the areas.
Neural circuits within the retina are able to generate the information required to predict the movement and path of an object before visual signals leave the eye, researchers report.
81% of sexual assault survivors experienced PTSD symptoms one week following the attack, and 75% reported PTSD one month after being assaulted. Researchers report a significant number of assault survivors experience relief from PTSD symptoms three months after their attack.
Extreme longevity will continue to rise over the 21st Century. Researchers estimate a lifespan of between 125 to 130 years will be possible.