It's normal for a young child to have tantrums and be otherwise disruptive, but researchers have found that if such behavior is prolonged or especially intense, the child may have conduct disorder, a childhood psychiatric problem that could be a harbinger of antisocial behavior.
News in brief
15 January 2015
Single doses of caffeine up to 200mg and daily intakes of up to 400mg do not raise safety concerns for adults in Europe.
The British Dietetic Association (BDA) has produced a new policy on sugary drinks entitled Interventions Which Reduce the Consumption of Energy from Sugary Drinks in Children.
A better understanding of the ancient human microbiome could contribute to a better understanding of health and nutrition today, say researchers.
The thickness of cortical brain tissue progressively reduces as individuals develop psychosis, according to researchers of a large, multi-site study of young adults at clinical high risk. Onset of psychosis typically occurs during the transition from adolescence to early adulthood, a period of time when the brain is also maturing, they note.
Nutrition education ups fruit, veggie intake in patients with BRCA
Supplementing the diet of people with early-stage type-2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome with fish oil or a combination of borage and echium oil may improve cholesterol levels and other biomarkers, says a new study.
The community of microbes that inhabits the body, known as the microbiome, has a powerful influence on the brain and may offer a pathway to new therapies for psychiatric and neurological disorders, according to researchers.
Nutrition giant DSM has partnered with the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) for a large-scale research project on the impact of phenotypes on micronutrient status.
Different labels for difficulties with reading have been found to be associated with varying beliefs in how effective teachers believe they can be.
Eating one avocado a day may help lower bad cholesterol, in turn reducing risk for heart disease, according to researchers.
Despite New Year's resolutions to eat healthier, people tend to hang on to those unhealthy holiday favorites and keep buying them in the New Year.
Children’s character and well-being looks set to be a central education issue going into the 2015 general election. Getting out of the starting blocks in mid-December, Nicky Morgan, the secretary of state for education, unveiled a £3.5m fund to offer character-building classes, insisting that fostering resilience and “grit” is just as important as helping pupils achieve good grades.
A Mars-backed study has provided further evidence that high cocoa flavanol consumption may help improve cognitive function, possibly through changes to insulin sensitivity.
Inflammation plays a role in learning and memory loss that can result from brain Injury or disease, and researchers now have evidence that neurons may be suffering from too much gas and too little food.
During their time in college, most students learn the importance of looking out for their own health. However, some miss the connection that their mental well-being is just as important as keeping a regular exercise regimen or eating the right diet.
Whole grains form a part of many diets deemed to be beneficial for health - such as the Mediterranean diet. But what health benefits do whole grains offer in their own right? According to a new study, eating more of them may reduce mortality, particularly deaths resulting from cardiovascular disease.
After each one of those big meals you ate over the holidays, the cells lining your stomach and intestines released hormones into the bloodstream to signal the brain that you were full and should stop eating.
Researchers at Duke University have now mapped out another system, a cell-to-cell connection between the gut and the nervous system, that may be more direct than the release of hormones in the blood.
When University of Utah biologists fed mice sugar in doses proportional to what many people eat, the fructose-glucose mixture found in high-fructose corn syrup was more toxic than sucrose or table sugar, reducing both the reproduction and lifespan of female rodents.
A daily multivitamin may be better for pregnancy outcomes than supplementation with iron and folic acid alone, according to new research on mothers in rural Bangladesh.