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Antipsychotic Drugs More Likely To Be Prescribed To Disadvantaged Kids

Children from disadvantaged families are more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic drugs than any other children, a new national study in Australia has revealed. Apparently, 81 percent of these children who were prescribed in their first year were male.

Neuroscience May 14, 2018

Veteran Study Reveals Even Mild Case Of Traumatic Brain Injury May Up Dementia Risk

U.S. veterans who had mild traumatic brain injury have 2.4 times increased risk of developing dementia. Is there a way to reduce dementia risk after a brain injury?

Neuroscience May 13, 2018

Brain-Imaging Device Adds To Evidence That Babies Have Basic ‘Theory Of Mind’

Researchers from the University of Illinois found that babies’ brains registered the same activity similar to that of adults by using a brain-imaging device. The result suggested that infants possessed at least the basic of 'theory of mind.'

Neuroscience May 8, 2018

Accumulation Of Fats In The Brain Could Signal Early Signs Of Parkinson’s

Results of a mice trial showed that high levels of lipids in the brain are directly related to neurodegenerative symptoms. The same concentration of lipids was found in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Neuroscience April 30, 2018

Taking Vitamin B6 May Help You Remember Your Dreams

People who take 240 mg of vitamin B6 supplements before going to bed improved their ability to recall their dreams. What is the potential benefit of being able to recall dreams on a regular basis?

Neuroscience April 28, 2018

Personalized Music Can Activate Brain Of Dementia Patients

Researchers investigated how listening to music affects dementia patients. They found that personalized music can serve as alternative route to communicate with patients who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Neuroscience April 28, 2018

Scientists Identify 44 Genetic Risks For Depression, And Everyone Carries At Least Some Of Them

Some people regard depression as just a feeling that can be solved by positive thinking. As a new large-scale study proves, it ties in with our genetics.

Neuroscience April 27, 2018

Certain Medications Including Antidepressants May Increase Dementia Risk By Up To 30 Percent

Researchers identified the classes of drugs that carry high risk for dementia. These medications include those used for treating depression, urinary incontinence, and Parkinson’s disease.

Neuroscience April 27, 2018

New Cell Study Could Possibly Prevent Parkinson's Disease Symptoms

Doctors could now potentially alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as poor balance and muscle rigidity. Researchers discovered the significant loss of calcium at beginning stages of the disease, hence the need to stop calcium loss.

Neuroscience April 24, 2018

Pokémon GO Helps Find Missing Man With Dementia

A Navy veteran who plays 'Pokémon GO' found an elderly man while visiting a Pokestop. The 83-year-old man has dementia and has been missing from his home a state away.

Neuroscience April 22, 2018

One Concussion Could Increase A Person's Chance Of Getting Parkinson's Disease to 56 Percent

A new study has been conducted to show that getting at least one concussion puts the person at risk of getting Parkinson's disease. This neurological disorder affects the central nervous system.

Neuroscience April 20, 2018

Autism Pioneer Hans Asperger Worked With The Nazis During World War II

A new piece of research has cast autism pioneer Hans Asperger in a negative light. It was revealed that the doctor worked very carefully with the Nazi Party during World War II.

Neuroscience April 19, 2018

Researchers Working On Novel Approach To Treat Hearing Loss

The ears have a fluid that tend to flush things out, even if it is medicine. A research team's novel approach could actually make the drug stick to the ears, allowing damaged cells to regenerate.

Neuroscience April 7, 2018

Adults As Old As 79 Years Old Still Produce New Brain Cells

Just like a younger brain, the aging human brain can still form new neurons but why does the brain deteriorate in old age? A closer look at the hippocampus offers some clues.

Neuroscience April 6, 2018

What Brain Scans Look Like In Preschoolers With ADHD-Like Symptoms

Preschoolers who exhibit symptoms of ADHD were found to have lesser brain matters in areas that control motor control, activity, and attention. This finding is consistent with parental reports of children exhibiting impulsiveness and aggressive behavior.

Neuroscience March 27, 2018

Experimental Weight Loss Treatment Involves Freezing 'Hunger' Nerves

Can weight-loss be achieved by freezing the nerve responsible for telling the brain that the stomach is hungry? An experimental procedure proved that this unusual technique can be quite effective and safe.

Neuroscience March 23, 2018

Hip-Hop Music Teaches Children, Parents To Recognize Stroke Prior To Attack

Stroke symptoms can now be detected through hip-hop music intervention aimed at parents and children. The program’s purpose is to increase the rate of stroke treatment by delivering the patient in the hospital at the right time.

Neuroscience March 22, 2018

Scientists Discover That LSD Blurs The Line Between You And Others

A recently published study shows that LSD can manipulate the barrier between you and other people. These findings could help find a treatment for people living with a mental disorder.

Neuroscience March 19, 2018

Babies Are Able To Think Logically Before They Can Even Learn To Speak, New Study Claims

Babies might actually be smarter than you think. According to a new study, they are capable of logical reasoning well before they develop speech and language abilities.

Neuroscience March 16, 2018

Doctors Discover In Man's CT Scan A 3-Inch Air Pocket Where Part Of His Brain Should Be

Doctors in Causeway Hospital in Northern Ireland found a large air pocket in the brain of an 84-year-old man. Despite some slight stumbles, the man is in otherwise good health and is refusing surgery.

Neuroscience March 13, 2018

Stress Is Contagious, Findings Of Mice Study Reveal

Stress has been recently found to be transmittable and its effects are destructive to people on the receiving end. In the long term, it results in severe mental illnesses in both the source and the other person.

Neuroscience March 10, 2018

Human Brain Stops Producing Neurons After Childhood: Study

A new study disproved the long-standing concept that adult human brains can produce new neurons. Findings suggest that neurogenesis stops when a person reaches the age of 13.

Neuroscience March 8, 2018

Do You Snore? Sleep Expert Shares Tips On How To Stop Snoring.

More than 66 percent of people in relationships say that their partners snore, a new study has found. A sleep expert shares the number reason why people snore and tips to stop snoring, as it's cause for people to sleep in separate bedrooms.

Neuroscience March 11, 2018

What Causes Mental Illness? Here Are The Signs And Symptoms In Children, Adolescents, And Adults

From children to adolescents and adults, millions of people struggle with various types of mental illness and health problems. Here are the signs and symptoms of mental illness you need to know.

Neuroscience February 22, 2018

Cut Down The Booze To Save Your Memory: Study Links Chronic Drinking To Early-Onset Dementia

A new study links alcohol use disorders to all types of dementia especially early-onset dementia. Heavy alcohol consumption can lead to cognitive decline and permanent brain damage.

Neuroscience February 21, 2018

New Blood And Urine Test Can More Accurately Identify Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Children with autism spectrum disorders tend to have damaged blood proteins. Their blood and urine sample also have different chemical makeup, allowing researchers to develop more accurate tests for identifying individuals with ASD.

Neuroscience February 19, 2018

Babies Also Get Strokes, But They Recover Language Skills In Opposite Side Of The Brain

Babies who had perinatal stroke can grow up able to comprehend and produce language normally. Researchers found that after their left side of their brain is damaged, these individuals used the right side of their brain for language.

Neuroscience February 19, 2018

Is Alzheimer's Contagious? Surgical Instruments May Spread Amyloid Protein Linked To Neurological Disease

A study involving CAA patients suggested that amyloid proteins may be transmitted through infected medical tools during brain surgery. Does this mean that Alzheimer's disease can spread from one patient to another?

Neuroscience February 18, 2018

US Diplomats In Cuba Experience Mysterious Symptoms Of Concussion

US government personnel assigned in Havana, Cuba experienced symptoms similar to that of brain dysfunction associated with concussions. Some started to feel ill within 24 hours after they arrived.

Neuroscience February 15, 2018

Schizophrenia Patients Learn To Control Verbal Hallucinations Using Video Game

Schizophrenia patients were asked to play a video game that involves moving a rocket using their own mental strategy. They eventually learned how to control part of their brain associated with verbal hallucinations.

Neuroscience February 12, 2018

Brain Stimulation May Soon Help War Veterans With Memory Problem

An ongoing military project aims to help war veterans dealing with memory loss, especially those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. The Restoring Active Memory project attempts to develop implantable technologies for memory restoration through deep brain stimulation.

Neuroscience February 8, 2018

Electrical Brain Stimulation Might Help You Be Less Forgetful, New Study Suggests

A group of researchers conducted a study whose results suggest that sending electric impulses to the brain may help boost memory in people with epilepsy. But what about other brain conditions?

Neuroscience February 7, 2018

Dim Light Can Change Brain Structure And Impair Memory

Findings of an animal study showed that frequently staying in dimly-lit room can change the brain's structure and impair ability to learn and remember. How does dim light affect memory and learning?

Neuroscience February 6, 2018

Insomnia? Sleep Expert Shares Reasons Why You Can’t Fall Asleep At Night

Can't fall asleep at night? People with insomnia have a hard time falling asleep at night. A sleep expert shares reasons you can't fall asleep at night.

Neuroscience February 5, 2018

Bird Brain Damage? Woodpecker Brains Have The Same Protein Found In People With CTE

A new research finds that woodpeckers have an accumulation of tau proteins in their brain. In humans, abnormal tau protein accumulation is a major sign of CTE.

Neuroscience February 4, 2018

A Little Alcohol Is Good For 'Cleaning' The Brain: Study

Fancy having a drink or two at the end of the day? A new study shows that low alcohol consumption could help improve the brain's waste removal process.

Neuroscience February 2, 2018

Researchers Found Anxiety Cells In The Brain's Hippocampus

New treatment alternatives could be developed as scientists make a groundbreaking discovery. They did not only find anxiety cells in the brain, but also a way to control their activity.

Neuroscience February 2, 2018

Newly Discovered Brain Cells May Lead To New Drugs That Can Reduce Anxiety

Current treatments for anxiety disorders have their drawbacks. The discovery of anxiety cells in the hippocampus of the brain could pave way for new drugs that can better address the most common mental illness in the United States.

Neuroscience February 3, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury May Still Increase Dementia Risk Years After Accident

Traumatic brain injury patients still face a greater risk of dementia decades after the accident. Experts offered advice on how those with TBI can reduce their risk of developing the neurological disorder.

Neuroscience January 31, 2018

Stimulating Frontal Lobes Of The Brain May Slow Progress Of Alzheimer's Disease

A pilot study performed deep brain stimulation of the frontal lobe of Alzheimer’s patients. This approach will determine the efficacy of using brain pacemakers to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s.

Neuroscience February 1, 2018

Brain Scans Show Best Friends Are On the Same Wavelength

A study focused on how friendships are forged is like a case of 'show me you brain scan and I'll tell you who your friends are.’ People who perceive and respond to the world similarly are likely to become friends.

Neuroscience January 31, 2018

Parents Force-Feed Autistic Children With Bleach To Cure Them: What's The Most Effective Treatment For Autism?

The Master Mineral Solution (MMS) is a deadly product that uses industrial-strength bleach to "cure" autism. Are there any safe treatment options for children with autism?

Neuroscience January 30, 2018

Brain Workout: Aerobic Exercise May Help Delay, Improve Symptoms Of Alzheimer's Disease

Exercise has long been prescribed to improve the brain health of older adults. Now, researchers have found that aerobic exercise is the best to delay Alzheimer's disease or improve its symptoms.

Neuroscience January 27, 2018

CTE Triggered By Hits To Head, Not Just Concussions: Study

CTE is a degenerative brain disease often associated with athletes and veterans. A new study finds that hits to the head, not concussions, trigger CTE.

Neuroscience January 19, 2018

Magic Mushroom Treats Depression Without Emotional Numbing Effects Of Antidepressants

The main psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms helps alleviate symptoms of depression. Unlike SSRI antidepressants, however, psilocybin does not cause emotional numbing but instead enhances emotional receptivity.

Neuroscience January 8, 2018

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