The prevalence of chronic health conditions among children in the U.S. doubled between 1994 and 2006, according to a study published in the February 17 issue of JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association ...
Oxytocin hormone shown to improve social interaction.
A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences followed a small group of high-functioning people with autism and found that they responded more to social cues when given the hormone oxytocin...
Controversial revision alters diagnostic definitions.
Individuals with amygdala damage are more likely to lay a risky bet
The most common cause of death of U.S. infants before their first birthday is the nebulous complication known as sudden infant death syndrome (or SIDS), according to the Mayo Clinic.
Less than a pretty face: Brain scans show how a disorder leads individuals to perceive themselves as ugly
Despite living in a culture obsessed with physical flawlessness, most people in the U.S. have a relatively realistic perception of their own form and face—blemishes, bulges and all...
A study of New York City students found that phthalate exposure was linked to behavioral problems
It seems the worst effects are not on one's eyes, and may come from watching too much television, no matter what the distance to the screen
For the first time, scientists have found evidence that flame retardants ubiquitous in homes and in the environment may be reducing human fertility
The proteins that can cause CJD have a vital role in the nervous system.
Researchers use a brain-scanning technique to find differences in the neural connections of PTSD patients that could help researchers understand and treat the disorder
A study in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery reports the development of an artificial muscle system that could restore the ability to blink to stroke and injury patients. Cynthia Graber reports...
Here are four science stories, but only three are true. See if you know which story is TOTALLY BOGUS.
The body's immune response may speed up memory loss in Alzheimer's
The case for strep throat–induced mental illness grows stronger
Despite much concern about diseases spreading through Haiti's earthquake-shattered areas, one epidemiologist explains that mental health issues will be more widespread
Direct stimulation of the arousal centers in patients may restore awareness
The more information about cholesterol's complex health role that comes to light, the more curious are the ways it seems to be important.
A growing body of research has noted the substance's importance in the brain (which holds about a quarter of the body's total cholesterol)...