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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

In Utero Conditions Can Affect a Teen's Brain Development

Jan. 24, 2017 — What happens to a fetus in the womb can affect the brain later in life, new research confirms. The research team followed pairs of genetically identical twins from birth into their teenage years. ... read more

Brain Study Shows Impulsivity May Weigh Down Some Individuals

Jan. 24, 2017 — Researchers have found a link between having an impulsive personality and a high body mass index ... read more

Immigration Fears Among Latinos Can Impact Baby Size at Birth

Jan. 24, 2017 — With deportation and discrimination fears currently on the minds of many in the United States, a study shows that the stress from an historic immigration raid is associated with Latina mothers ... read more

Children Gain More Weight When Parents See Them as 'Overweight'

Jan. 13, 2017 — Children whose parents considered them to be 'overweight' tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a 'normal' ... read more

Schizophrenia Could Directly Increase Risk of Diabetes

Jan. 12, 2017 — People with early schizophrenia are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, even when the effects of antipsychotic drugs, diet and exercise are taken out of the equation, according to a new ... read more

Biomarker in Pregnant Women Linked to Depression, Low Fetal Birth Weight

Jan. 12, 2017 — Depression is very common during pregnancy, with as many as one in seven women suffering from the illness and more than a half million women impacted by postpartum depression in the U.S. alone. The ... read more

Older Adults With Obesity Less Responsive to Memory Training Than Those With Lower BMIs

Jan. 10, 2017 — In first study to compare results of cognitive training by BMI category, scientists found that memory training provided only one-third the benefit to older adults with obesity than benefit it ... read more

People With Forms of Early-Onset Parkinson's Disease May Benefit from Boosting Niacin in Diet, Research Suggests

Jan. 10, 2017 — A new study is strengthening the therapeutic potential for dietary interventions in Parkinson's disease, suggesting that these patients may benefit from a boost in niacin, which is found in some ... read more

High Cholesterol Intake and Eggs Do Not Increase Risk of Memory Disorders

Jan. 9, 2017 — A relatively high intake of dietary cholesterol, or eating one egg every day, are not associated with an elevated risk of dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Furthermore, no association was found ... read more

While Not Necessarily Reality, Perception Can Cause Reality to Evolve

Jan. 6, 2017 — Perception can drive the evolution of observable traits, a new study has demonstrated. Understanding perceptual abilities, including the ability to notice differences in stimuli, is critical to ... read more

Understanding the Causes of Neurological Abnormalities That Result from Premature Birth

Jan. 3, 2017 — New research shows motor abnormalities frequently associated with low birth weight babies could originate due to peripheral nerve ... read more

Inactivity in Obese Mice Linked to a Decreased Motivation to Move

Dec. 29, 2016 — Starting a regular program at the gym is a common New Year's resolution, but it's one that most people are unable to stick with for very long. Now a study done in mice is providing clues ... read more

Dec. 19, 2016 — Experimenting on mice with a genetic change similar to that found in people with a rare inherited disease called Kabuki syndrome, scientists report that a very low-carbohydrate diet can “open up” ... read more

Using Brands to Vent Relationship Frustration

Dec. 15, 2016 — When partners who are lower in relationship power feel frustrated with their significant others, they are more likely to buy something that is opposite to what their partners ... read more

Weight, Body Image Misperception Associated With Alcohol Use Among Teen Girls

Dec. 14, 2016 — High school girls with body image behavioral misperceptions are more likely to have had at least one alcoholic drink, as well as engaged in episodes of heavy drinking, than their peers without these ... read more

Drug for Narcolepsy Could Help Food Addicts Lose Weight

Dec. 13, 2016 — Overweight people could be given help with the discovery that a drug used for sleep disorder could also reduce the impulse for food, report ... read more

Brain Locations That Control Diabetes Drugs’ Weight Loss Effects Examined

Dec. 11, 2016 — Certain type 2 diabetes drugs promote weight loss, but how they do this remains poorly understood. Insight into how these drugs work in the body -- and especially the brain -- could help create new ... read more

Scientists Uncover Potential Driver of Age And Alzheimer's-Related Memory Loss

Dec. 7, 2016 — Scientists have made an important discovery toward the development of drugs to treat age-related memory loss in diseases like Alzheimer’s. They found that reduced levels of a protein called Rheb ... read more

Dec. 7, 2016 — All of us who have experienced a 'nervous stomach' under periods of stress suspect that there is a link between our gut and our mood. Now researchers have received strong scientific support ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — A new method has been used by researchers to produce REM sleep loss in mice along with a chemical-genetic technique to block prefrontal cortex neurons and the behaviors they mediate. As a result, the ... read more

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