The human brain actively develops until a person reaches their early twenties. Studies suggest that adults who smoked pot regularly during adolescence exhibit reduced neural connectivity in regions responsible for memory, learning and inhibitions. Credit: © Shane / Fotolia When high...
These are thelial cells undergoing a shape change in Xenopus laevis embryo. Credit: Makoto Suzuki The first step in shaping the brain is that the neural plate, a sheet-like cell layer, curves to form the neural tube. Assistant Professor Makoto Suzuki...
Probiotics may relieve symptoms of depression, suggests a new study. Credit: © WrightStudio / Fotolia Probiotics may relieve symptoms of depression, as well as help gastrointestinal upset, research from McMaster University has found. In a study published in the medical journal Gastroenterology,...
While the supposed benefits of moderate drinking have been widely reported in the media, many reports have failed to take into account other risk factors. Credit: © william87 / Fotolia The benefits of light alcohol consumption, as well as the risks...
Why dieting doesn't always result in losing weight. Key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce. Credit: © rodimovpavel / Fotolia A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can...
Two billion children breathe toxic air worldwide, UNICEF says. Image Credit: Flickr/leniners Almost one in seven of the world’s children, 300 million, live in areas with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution – six or more times higher...
Eating yogurt may help keep bones healthy. Credit: © Monkey Business / Fotolia The largest observational study to date of dairy intakes and bone and frailty measurements in older adults has found that increased yogurt consumption was associated with a higher...
Endocrine disrupting chemicals interfere with hormone action to cause adverse health effects in people.Credit: Image courtesy of NYU Langone Medical Center Annual healthcare costs and lost earnings in the United States from low-level but daily exposure to hazardous chemicals commonly...
What Our Wandering Thoughts Can Teach Us About Mental Health University of Arizona researchers analyzed idle thoughts for 10 minutes. What they learned may be useful in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues such as depression. ...