Neuroscience

Neurotransmitter levels predict math ability

The neurotransmitters GABA and glutamate have complementary roles—GABA inhibits neurons, while glutamate makes them more active. Published 22nd July in PLOS Biology, researchers led by Roi Cohen Kadosh and George Zacharopoulos ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

AP-NORC poll: Inequity in community support for older adults

Many Americans believe their communities are doing a good job meeting the needs of older adults, but white people may be better equipped than people of color to age within their communities, according to a new survey from ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Distancing and handwashing down before COVID-19 lockdown lifted

Two thirds (65%) of people say they don't always maintain the recommended distance from those not in their household or bubble, compared to half (50%) who said they did at the end of 2020, find UCL researchers as part of ...

Health

WHO sounds alarm on 'harmful' e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes and similar devices are dangerous to health and must be regulated to curb the tobacco industry's "criminal" tactics to get young people hooked on nicotine, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday.

Health

High percentage of positive portrayals of vaping on TikTok

Positive portrayals of e-cigarettes and vaping are freely available without any age restrictions on TikTok—the video sharing platform—and have been viewed many times, finds research published online in the journal Tobacco ...

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