Researchers claim that nearly 60% of autism risk is genetic, with the implicated variant genes being common among the general population. They publish the results of their research in the journal Nature Genetics.
Black women in weight management program experienced a reduction in their depression
While the Mediterranean diet may have broad health benefits, its impact on cognitive decline differs among race-specific populations, according to a new study published in the Journal of Gerontology.
According to a new study in PLOS ONE, omega-3 fish oil could protect against damage to the brain caused by alcohol abuse.
Less than every fourth child in Europe have enough fruit and vegetables included in their daily diet, a study by Swedish researchers at Orebro University and Karolinska Institutet shows.
Following a request from the European Commission to address the risks and benefits as regards fish/seafood consumption related to relevant beneficial substances (e.g. nutrients such as n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids) and the contaminant methylmercury, the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver a Scientific Opinion on health benefits of seafood consumption in relation to health risks associated with exposure to methylmercury.
Medications for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)approved based on clinical trials that were not designed to study their long-term efficacy and safety or to detect rare adverse events, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital report
One in three cases of Alzheimer's disease worldwide is preventable, according to research from the University of Cambridge. The main risk factors for the disease are a lack of exercise, smoking, depression and poor education.
A new study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA, and published in JAMA Neurology has suggested that eating foods high in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may reduce the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the fatal neurogenerative condition that is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Defects in Fatty Acid Binding Proteins (FABPs) may help to explain the pathology in some cases of schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders.
Fish oil supplements may produce beneficial structural changes in the brain, according to a new study from Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital.
Child neglect is to blame for "absolutely appalling" levels of children needing their teeth pulled in hospital, a charity says. NHS figures show it is the most common reason for children in England being admitted to hospital.
Scientists from Harvard report that supplementation with DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 may improve periodontal outcomes in people with periodontitis.
The study is the first to correlate total blood levels of vitamin D in bowel cancer patients after their diagnosis - which includes that produced after exposure to sunlight and that obtained from dietary sources - with their long term survival prospects.
The current epidemic of gluten intolerance says more about our psychology than our physiology
In a collaboration involving 13 institutions around the world, researchers have broken new ground in understanding what causes autism.
Up to one-quarter of individuals currently labeled as obese are actually metabolically healthy and do not have a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Though obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes, the two conditions aren't always linked. A study published by Cell Press in the journal Cell sheds light on a possible explanation.
Unhealthy food choices that carry bad consequences in real life are shown in a positive light by television programs aimed at children, an analysis of broadcast output has found.
People with diets higher in protein, especially from fish, may be less likely to have a stroke than those with diets lower in protein, according to a meta-analysis.