Pregnant women who are depressed can pass it on to their kids.
New research done in England is finding that infants with depressed moms have abnormal brain wiring, and they have an increased risk of mental illness, anxiety and mood disorders for the rest of their lives.
Scientists have found the infants have reduced "structural connectivity" in the right amygdala of their brains -- the part of the brain that controls emotion -- and the damage can start in the womb.
Previous research looked at kids years after they were born, but this is the first major study into when the changes actually start.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Assault weapons, handguns and other firearms can be surrendered with no questions asked at three drop-off spots on Dec. 14 in exchange for up to $200 in Ralphs grocery cards, the mayor's office announced today.
The program, organized by Mayor Eric Garcetti's Gang Reduction and Youth Development Office, will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the:
-- Masonic Temple, 14750 Sherman Way, Van Nuys;
-- Park & Ride lot, 1300 W. Pacific Coast Highway, Wilmington; and
-- Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center, 1700 Stadium Way, Elysian Park.
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A language controversy is brewing at Hempstead Middle School over an announcement that was made by the school’s principal.
KHOU reports, students said Principal Amy Lacey told kids over the intercom that they could no longer speak Spanish while in class.
Read more at KHOU
Christian leaders and churches have been issuing dire warnings about the dangers of porn addiction for quite some time.
While many of these critiques have been faith-based in nature, a new study and an accompanying infographic provide a statistical look at the impact of Internet porn — and the potential benefits that could come from giving it up.
Compiled by Project Know, an alcohol and substance abuse program, the analysis is stunning. The group notes that pornography, by its very design, “poses significant risk of addiction” and is “the perfect trap for the human sex drive.”
At the center of the research is the notion that Internet porn carries with it some unpalatable consequences. From having an impact on personal relationships to creating sexual dysfunction, the results are widespread and diverse.
“Online porn is so stimulating, it can make existing sexual relationships seem inadequate in comparison, and the quality of porn addicts’ relationships — and lives — may suffer as a result,” reads a primer from the group.
Read more at TheBlaze
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stumped about that holiday gift for your niece or grandson
Forget the tablet. How about surprising them with a free month of health care insurance?
California's health insurance exchange is urging holiday shoppers to think about giving young people "the gift of health."
Some suggestions: Help a young adult pay for coverage, or send an e-card with a personal message and information about the federal health care overhaul.
The campaign announced Thursday highlights a critical financial issue for insurers. Covered California needs to sign up as many young, healthy people as possible — those between 18 and 35 — to offset insurers' cost of carrying older and sicker customers.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities have seized more than 3,000 pounds of cocaine in a three-year crackdown on a nationwide drug trafficking operation centered near the California-Mexico border.
The investigation, dubbed Operation Cerberus, was announced Wednesday.
Authorities say Mexico's Sinaloa cartel shipped drugs into Imperial County and then on to other locations in California and other states.
The head of the DEA's San Diego office, William Sherman, says the sophisticated operation used the latest technology to track loads and evade the law.