Certain chronic viral infections contribute to cognitive decline...

Mar 16, 2016 by

A new study in the journal “Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Disorders” found that certain chronic viral infections – including the herpes simplex virus – may contribute to cognitive decline in healthy older adults....

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Rest after concussion to avoid ‘sustained brain damage’

Mar 14, 2016 by

Resting after a concussion is vital, which is why most people with single concussions recover just fine but athletes who play contact sports on a regular basis are much more susceptible to lasting brain damage....

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Concussion triples or quadruples risk of suicide

Mar 11, 2016 by

According to research published in the “Canadian Medical Association Journal,” concussion multiplies the long-term risk of suicide in adults, especially if it happens on the weekend....

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Being lazy might shrink your brain

Mar 9, 2016 by

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine have found a relationship between levels of fitness in middle age and brain volumes later in life....

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Cancer drug may protect against Alzheimer’s

Mar 7, 2016 by

The already approved anti-cancer drug bexarotene could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s by boosting the body’s natural defenses against faulty proteins in the brain....

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Drugs shows promise for reducing inflammation caused by TBI

Mar 3, 2016 by

An experimental drug called MW151 appears to suppress levels of a pro-inflammatory cytokine, which reduces inflammation without interfering with the brain’s repair process....

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