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  • Elderly
    Clot-removing stent provides better stroke recovery
    A study conducted in the Netherlands found that using a new type of stent to remove large blood clots in the brain greatly enhanced the recovery of stroke patients, allowing many to return to an independent life. The study, published in the Oct....
  • New studies link brain inflammation and preeclampsia with increased autism risk
    New studies link brain inflammation and preeclampsia with increased autism risk
    Two new studies published this week link various risk factors with the development of autism. The first study published Wednesday in the journalNature Communicationsanalyzed 104 samples of brain tissue in 72 individuals, 32 of whom were diagnosed...
  • Marijuana
    Marijuana And Its Effect On Your Brain Health
    Marijuana has an immediate effect on the brain right away. THC does tend to activate the rewards system in the brain, in the very same manner that it does any other drugs of abuse normally do. This is because it does stimulate brain cells to...
  • Creativity in ADHD children
    Children with ADHD may have more creative brains
    ADHD is a label that is running rampant and seems to be used much too freely in today's society. As parents, teachers, school administrators and mental health professionals we need to be diligent in how we are labeling our children. First of...
  • Diabetes
    Diabetes affects the body from head to toe
    Those who have diabetes, both Type I and Type II and those with pre-diabetes should take this disease seriously. Of course, there are those who when diagnosed with pre-diabetes watch their diet, exercise and make the necessary changes in their...
  • Screenshot from the app Elevate
    Elevate helps keep a brain active
    We have all heard how research proves that if we keep our minds active, we will stay active long in to our elder years. In our classrooms, we provide those activities that encourage practice to assess students skills in comprehension, problem...
  • Teachers who sparked curiosity
    Parents & Teachers: Curiosity boosts activity, interaction in three brain parts
    A study published in Neuron just last October found that curiosity boosts activity in and interaction between three parts of the brain: the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) and substantia nigra/ventral tegmental area (SN/VTA), which are parts of the brain...
  • Tapeworm in brain: Man struggles with headaches as parasite lives in brain
    Tapeworm in brain: Man has parasite digging in brain, 1 cm 'worm' cause of pain
    In a horrific find, a tapeworm in the brain of a man has been confirmed to be the cause of him dealing with intense pain and migraines for the past several years. The 50 year-old victim, who finally went in to seek official help for the problem,...
  • Tapeworm in brain of 50-year-old man: ‘10 cm ribbon-shaped’ worm shocks doctors
    Tapeworm in brain of 50-year-old man: ‘10 cm ribbon-shaped’ worm shocks doctors
    A tapeworm in the brain of a 50-year-old man is stunning scientists who have found the tapeworm to be the longest-ever recorded tapeworm in a man’s brain. The discovery has led to an intensive study by researchers, and on Friday, Nov. 21,...
  • Scientists Continue to Unlock the Mysteries of Memory
    Scientists continue to unlock the mysteries of memory
    Human memory is a truly amazing thing. It allows us to remember the changes that have happened in our lives, including things like the fact that we got married, had children, moved to Poughkeepsie and other vitally important facts.Memory allows us...
  • Chronic marijuana use proven to produce changes in the brain
    Chronic marijuana use proven to produce changes in the brain
    The first study of the effects of chronic marijuana has found both good and bad consequences from smoking pot depending on several variables. Dr. Francesca Filbey, Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Research in Addictive Disorders at the...
  • Sensing a ghostly presence is all in your head, say scientists
    Sensing a ghostly presence is all in your head, say scientists
    The “feeling of presence” (FoP) happens to everyone, but until now scientists had no explanation for this eerie experience. According to a Nov. 8 report in The Atlantic, a group of Swiss scientists thinks they have identified an area...
  • Showing fascination with the human brain
    Our brains can communicate directly with each other
    The potential power of the human brain is often very much underestimated. The University of Washington reported on Nov. 5, 2014 a new study showed a direct brain interface between people. This research shows that our brains can possibly...
  • Bright ideas
    Improving personal creativity
    When starting a project like, say, repainting the living room, does the whole concept appear in a flash? Or does it come in bits and pieces? Is it planned step-by-step or improvised along the way? Does the final product appeal to every need or...
  • Cannabis
    Marijuana: Harmless high or addictive agent?
    Lots of questions circulate the debate over the legalization of marijuana: “Can it really help with certain medical issues” and “How young is too young to use it” are just a few examples. But new studies suggest what we...