Research reveals the effects of acute isolation on vocal and non-vocal social behaviors in mice

Female mice exhibit a strong drive to socialize with other females following periods of acute isolation, significantly increasing their production of social calls that are akin to human emotional vocalizations, new Cornell University research finds. Their behavior suggests a promising pathway, the researchers say, for understanding the brain mechanisms through […]

Study shows interrelation of mental health and physical activity for children during the lockdown

According to the Motorik-Modul-Längsschnittstudie (MoMo, Motor Module Longitudinal Study) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Karlsruhe University of Education (PHKA), mental health of children and adolescents decreased during the first lockdown. For children aged between 4 and 10 years and for girls irrespective of their age, mental health was […]

Study: Parents of children with food allergies experience worry, anxiety and stress

Parents of children with food allergies face significant worry, severe anxiety and post-traumatic stress – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Between six and eight per cent of children suffer a food allergy – with eggs, milk, and peanuts being the most common causes. They can […]

Brain imaging predicts PTSD after injury, finds study

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychiatric disorder brought on by physical and/or psychological trauma. How its symptoms, including anxiety, depression and cognitive disturbances arise remains incompletely understood and unpredictable. Now, researchers using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have found potential brain biomarkers of PTSD in people with traumatic brain […]