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Psychology

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Prenatal Exposure to Folic Acid Fortification of Food May Reduce Mental Health Risks in Children

A new study reports the offspring of women who eat a diet rich of foods fortified with folic acid while pregnant have a reduced risk of being diagnosed with a mental illness later in life. The study reports those who had increased in-utero folic acid exposure had increased cortical thickness and delayed thinning of the cerebral cortex.... Read More...
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Experiencing a Stressful Day May Lower Cognitive Abilities Throughout the Day

Waking up feeling stressed and anxious can impact your cognitive function throughout the day, researchers report. A new study reveals those who woke up feeling as though the day ahead would be stressful experienced problems with working memory later in the day. Researchers say the anticipation of stress impacts cognition, even if a stressful event does not occur.... Read More...