Essential Reads: Measuring the Impact of Antenatal Depression on the Fetal Brain Using Neuroimaging

Previous studies have observed that the children of depressed mothers are more likely to have delays in cognitive development, worse school performance, higher rates of behavioral problems, and deficits in social-emotional regulation.  Children of depressed mothers are also more likely to experience adolescent depression.   Most studies have understood these vulnerabilities to neurodevelopmental problems and psychiatric… Read More »

A small chip under the skin may predict second stroke

For patients who have experienced certain common types of stroke, a small chip inserted under the skin may help physicians predict their likelihood of experiencing a second stroke, and therefore their likelihood of benefiting from preventive therapy. The findings come from a recent clinical trial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and… Read More »

Hungarians protest against planned Chinese university campus

Liberal opponents of nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban accuse him of cosying up to China, and fear the campus could undercut the quality of higher education and help Beijing increase its influence in Hungary and the European Union. “I do not agree with our country’s strengthening feudal relationship with China,” Patrik, a 22-year-old student who… Read More »

Alzheimer’s Drug Poses a Dilemma for the F.D.A.

Henry Magendantz, 84, was unhooked from an I.V. after receiving an infusion of the experimental Alzheimer’s drug, aducanumab.Credit…Kayana Szymczak for The New York Times Alzheimer’s Drug Poses a Dilemma for the F.D.A. If the agency approves it, aducanumab would be the first new Alzheimer’s treatment since 2003. Patients are desperate for new options, but some… Read More »

Bronte Campbell on life after the Olympics

So much of Aussie swim star Bronte Campbell’s life is lived in the water that it’s a mystery how she hasn’t grown fins and gills. The reimagined Tokyo Olympics are approaching, and so you’ll find the 26-year-old champion spending hours training in the morning, then again in the afternoon, pumping out lap after lap at… Read More »