Antidepressants in pregnancy can affect baby’s brain activity...

Jul 24, 2016 by

According to research out of Finland, fetal exposure to common SRIs appears to affect brain activity in newborn babies....

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Older adults have weak “clutter control” in their brain

Jul 22, 2016 by

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers found that seniors (60+ and older) struggle to remember details because their brains are ‘cluttered” with irrelevant information....

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Brain tumor risk linked to higher education

Jul 20, 2016 by

A study from Sweden found that women who completed a minimum of three years of college courses were 23 percent more likely to be diagnosed with a type of cancerous brain tumor called glioma. Why? Perhaps because highly educated people may be more likely to see medical care earlier....

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Older adults with undiagnosed dementia might risk their safety...

Jul 18, 2016 by

Adults 65 and older who have dementia but don’t know it are nearly twice (than those who have been diagnosed with dementia) as likely to drive, cook, manage medication or undertake other activities that might put them in harm’s way....

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Brain enzyme could prevent Alzheimer’s

Jul 16, 2016 by

Researchers at Indiana University have discovered an enzyme that appears to halt proteinopathy (a build-up of a protein called “tau”). This accumulation of protein clumps occurs in Lou Gehrig’s disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS....

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When cooperating, men’s and women’s brains are different

Jul 14, 2016 by

When looking at the brains of men and women while cooperating, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers saw significant differences in activity depending if they were paired with someone of their own gender....

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Teens with conduct disorder have significant brain differences...

Jul 12, 2016 by

A study published in “The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry” found that compared to their peers, young males with severe antisocial behavior have significant differences in brain structure....

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