Childhood neglect leaves generational imprint

Philadelphia, January 19, 2021 – Early life experiences can have an outsized effect on brain development and neurobiological health. New research is showing that those effects can be passed down to subsequent generations, reporting that the infant children of mothers who had experienced childhood emotional neglect displayed altered brain circuitry involved in fear responses and…

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Harry Brant Is Dead at 24

Harry Joseph Brant, a founding member of the next-generation jet set and a new-look “It” boy, was found dead on Sunday at age 24. The cause was an accidental drug overdose of prescription drugs, his family said. He had struggled with addiction for several years. “We will forever be saddened that his life was cut…

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Successive governments’ approach to obesity policies has destined them to fail

Successive governments’ approach to obesity policies has destined them to fail, say researchers. Government obesity policies in England over the past three decades have largely failed because of problems with implementation, lack of learning from past successes or failures, and a reliance on trying to persuade individuals to change their behaviour rather than tackling unhealthy…

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Personalized brain stimulation alleviates severe depression symptoms

Targeted neuromodulation tailored to individual patients’ distinctive symptoms is an increasingly common way of correcting misfiring brain circuits in people with epilepsy or Parkinson’s disease. Now, scientists at UC San Francisco’s Dolby Family Center for Mood Disorders have demonstrated a novel personalized neuromodulation approach that — at least in one patient — was able to…

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