Bullying. Credit: © jovannig / Fotolia Childhood bullying may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health well into adulthood, according to a study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The unique study tracked a diverse group of over 300 American men from first grade

A kind of bacteria found in the vagina may trigger recurrent UTIs, according to a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In the image, a bladder cell (blue) that has been exposed to G. vaginalis is dying and detaching from its neighboring cells (teal), revealing immature cells below (purple). Credit:

Life expectancy in the US over time, 1980-2014. Credit: IHME Babies born today in 13 US counties have shorter expected lifespans than their parents did when they were born decades ago, according to a new study. For example, life expectancy at birth in Owsley County, Kentucky, was 72.4 in 1980, dropping to 70.2 in 2014.

A volunteer creates an ancient Acheulean hand axe wearing a cap designed to measure brain activity. Credit: Shelby S. Putt By using highly advanced brain imaging technology to observe modern humans crafting ancient tools, an Indiana University neuroarchaeologist has found evidence that human-like ways of thinking may have emerged as early as 1.8 million years

Excessive crying in babies is an issue for up to one in five families, causing pain for the baby and stress for the parents. Credit: © lisalucia / Fotolia Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option for babies with infantile colic — those who cry for more than 3 hours a day on 3 or

In our day-to-day lives, we come into contact with countless plastics containing plasticizers. Credit: © gustavofrazao / Fotolia Phthalates, which are used as plasticizers in plastics, can considerably increase the risk of allergies among children. This was demonstrated by UFZ researchers in conjunction with scientists from the University of Leipzig and the German Cancer Research

Red wine. Credit: © natashaphoto / Fotolia Let it be no misunderstanding: heavy alcohol intake has severe harmful effects. But already for several years, researchers have been finding that moderate wine intake can be beneficial in delaying the onset of cognitive impairments in aging and neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Esteban-Fernández from

The genetics underlying Tourette disorder have remained largely a mystery — until now. Credit: © ibreakstock / Fotolia Tourette disorder (also known as Tourette syndrome) afflicts as many as one person in a hundred worldwide with potentially disabling symptoms including involuntary motor and vocal tics. However, researchers have so far failed to determine the cause

PTSD is a common and debilitating mental disorder that occurs after a traumatic event. Credit: © Feng Yu / Fotolia A large new study from the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium provides the first molecular genetic evidence that genetic influences play a role in the risk of getting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after trauma. The report extends

Sandia National Laboratories cognitive scientist Mike Trumbo adjusts the placement of a transcranial direct current stimulation unit on cognitive scientist Laura Matzen’s head. Though Trumbo has tried tDCS dozens of times, he does not use it to boost his own brain. Credit: Photo by Randy Montoya Your Saturday Salsa club or Introductory Italian class might

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