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Talking to young children helps shape the brain in a way that promotes better language skills, according to new research.
Infants whose mothers had mild or asymptomatic Covid during pregnancy experience normal brain development, according to new research.
Dr. Scott Roberts of Yale School of Medicine says cordyceps fungus exists in our world, but it’s not a threat to human health -- for now.
Kids who are overweight or have a high BMI may experience brain changes that impact cognitive function, a new study finds.
SuperAgers who retain their memories into old age appear to have super neurons in a key area of the brain, a new study finds.
Teens and young adults adapt well to family genetic information, reporting relatively low psychological stress, researchers say.
Giving birth in the U.S. now costs nearly $19,000 and insured patients are responsible for paying about $3,000 of that bill, researchers say.
The supplement known as 5-HTP is available in both natural and synthetic versions and is used by some people to treat a variety of wellness issues.
Here's a look at what this supplement is, its safety profile, side effects and drug interactions, and the potential health benefits that 5-HTP has to offer you for a balanced lifestyle.
What is 5-HTP?
In your body, 5-hydroxytryptop...
A gel applied directly into the brain could offer new hope for patients diagnosed with glioblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in adults.
The gel cured 100% of lab mice with glioblastoma when it was applied to the tumor cavity following surgery to remove the cancer, said senior researcher Honggang Cui,...
Each year, about 140 kids in the United States are diagnosed with a craniopharyngioma, a typically non-cancerous brain tumor that develops near the pituitary gland at the base of the brain.
Doctors treat craniopharyngiomas with surgery to remove the entire tumor or a less aggressive surgery followed by radiation to kill any remaining cells.
Reading is fundamental, but it's also a complex skill. Now, a new study sheds more light on how the brain makes sense of the written word.
Researchers found that two key brain "networks" work in tandem to help people read sentences -- so folks not only grasp the meanings of individual words but also process the bigger picture of what's being said.
Because reading is such an essentia...
A brain-eating amoeba has killed a Florida man, state health officials reported.
The man may have acquired this very rare infection after rinsing his sinuses with tap water, the Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County said in a news release.
Regular exercise at some point in life is a key to better cognitive health in old age, researchers say. Starting sooner is better and sustaining it longer are, too.
A new British study has found that exercising at least once a month at any time in adulthood is linked to better ...
Children with autism often have difficulty grasping the emotional cues in other people's voices, and now researchers may have zeroed in on the reason why.
In a study of 43 kids with and without autism, researchers were able to trace such difficulties to a particular brain area -- one involved in social communication.
Experts said the findings suggest that children with autism are pr...
Extreme fatigue often tops the list of the most distressing symptoms for millions of people who live with multiple sclerosis (MS).
And now, a new study suggests that light therapy may help these folks get their lives back.
MS is an autoimmune disease that occurs when th...
For some people, dozens of U.S.-approved drugs can lead to a rare but often fatal brain infection.
Researchers have now confirmed a strong link between four genetic mutations and this illness, called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML).
A new study found that in people ta...
Black patients with brain tumors may be less likely to have surgery recommended to them than white patients are, according to a large U.S. study.
The research, which looked at two national databases, found that on average, Black patients were less likely to have surgery recommended for any of four types of brain tumor. That included three considered benign (non-cancerous) and one that is ...
Older adults who harbor more vitamin D in their brains may stay mentally sharper, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that when older adults had higher levels of vitamin D in their brain tissue, they tended to perform better on standard tests of memory and thinking. They were also less likely to have dementia or milder cognitive impairments.
Experts stressed that
Researchers have found a way to safely deliver a steady supply of chemotherapy directly to brain tumors -- in what they hope will be an important advance for patients with currently incurable cancers.
The treatment involves an implantable pump system that supplies a steady drip of chemo straight to the brain tumor. Researchers have tested it in five patients who had recurrent glioblastoma...
Regular aerobic exercise improves blood flow to the brain, which should help keep seniors sharper as they age, a new trial has revealed.
At least a half-hour of power walking or jogging four to five times a week promoted better blood flow in and out of the brain among a small group of older adults, said study co-author
If you're feeling a little low, smile anyway. That alone could shift your mood.
This idea is known as the facial feedback hypothesis, and researchers set out to either prove or disprove the theory in a new global study, finding strong evidence that posed smiles ...
Researchers have made early progress toward a new approach to treating the deadly brain disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): using patients' own immune system T cells.
ALS is a rare condition that kills nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord...
Scientists have taught a brain cell culture living in a laboratory dish to play the vintage table-tennis video game Pong.
It's the first demonstration that a collection of lab-grown brain cells can be taught to perform goal-directed tasks, the Australian researchers report.
They call the culture...
Women are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease twice as often as men. Now researchers think they know why.
A new study found evidence in mice and human brain tissue that may explain the differences, according to researchers from Case Western University in Cleveland.
Female brains showed a higher ...
When men become parents, a lot changes in their lives -- less sleep and more time devoted to taking care of their children come to mind -- but new research now suggests that distinct changes also unfold in a new father's brain.
Researchers scanned the brains of new fathers to discover and study those changes after suspecting this would be the case and seeing evidence from animal studies t...
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay) -- Japanese drugmaker Eisai on Wednesday said its experimental drug lecanemab helped slow thinking declines among people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
The findings from a phase 3 clinical trial have yet to be peer-reviewed in any medical journal. But accor...
Professional fighters take a lot of knocks to the head, but a new study suggests they may find themselves thinking more clearly again after they retire.
Many studies have pointed to the perils of repeated blows to the head in sports like boxing and football.
Though the risk appears small, a new review suggests that, in rare instances, monkeypox may trigger serious neurological complications, including seizures and brain inflammation.
The finding is based on a look at 19 studies conducted in the United States, the United Kingdom and across Africa.
Researchers think they've figured out why Parkinson's disease causes a person's limbs to become so stiff that at times they can feel frozen in place.
Using a robotic chair equipped with sensors, a research team has linked the activation of leg muscles in Parkinson's patients with a region of the brain called the
Men with Down syndrome may think and remember better when treated with a brain hormone normally associated with fertility, a new small-scale study suggests.
Rhythmic drip doses of
When the wildly popular TV show “This Is Us” wrapped up its final season this year, it did so with a storyline that showed one of the lead characters dealing with Alzheimer's disease as her adult children disagreed over the type of care she should receive.
Now, a new online survey of more than 700...
Long-term steroid use can reshape the structure of the brain, causing some parts to shrink and others to grow, a major new study reports.
People taking steroids -- even inhaled steroids -- appear to have less intact white matter structure in their brains compared with those not taking the drugs, brain scans reveal. White matter serves as the communication link between different regions of...
When teenagers with type 1 diabetes get better control of their blood sugar, their brains may benefit, a new clinical trial shows.
Researchers found that when teenagers started treatment with a newer technology — often dubbed "artificial pancreas" systems �...
Electrically stimulating the brain's "reward" circuity may hold promise as a treatment for binge eating disorder, a small pilot study suggests.
The findings are based on just two patients who received deep brain stimulation (DBS) -- a technique used for ...
As high school sports get underway this fall, sports medicine specialists remind athletes, parents and coaches that concussions can be challenging to diagnose.
Dr. Sean Bradley, a primary care sports medicine physician at Ochsn...
Most people have cherished memories of their grandparents reading to them as children.
Ekaterina Pesheva's memories are quite different.
"I remember distinctly being very irritated and very angry listening to my grandmother reading children's books to me, like fairy tales," said Pesheva, 48, who lives in Boston. "I would become aware of her mouth getting dry, and that, for whatever ...
If you're a senior who struggles to remember where you put your car keys, could noninvasive brain stimulation boost your memory?
Smokers in the throes of nicotine withdrawal when they wake up in the morning may crave not just a cigarette but a cup of coffee along with it.
Science can explain that.
Researchers have identified two compounds in coffee that directly affect certain nicotine receptors in...
It's well known that exposure to lead can harm young children's brain development. Now a new study suggests that racial segregation may be compounding the detrimental effects of lead on Black children.
The study, of close to 26,000 schoolchildren, found that Black children with elevated blood lead levels had wo...
Preparing your taxes is a purely mental activity, but one that leaves many exhausted by the end of the effort.
The same goes for reading a dense report, picking apart reams of spreadsheet data, or writing a fact-laden paper.
That feeling of
Reading, doing yoga and spending time with family and friends might help lower your risk of dementia, a new study suggests.
"Previous studies have shown that leisure activities were associated with various health benefits, such as a lower cancer risk, a reduction of
COVID-19 may be linked to a rise in bacterial brain infections in children, a new study suggests.
When the pandemic hit, doctors at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital of Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich., saw a worrisome 236% rise in these infections and wondered why.
Although rare, these infections can be mild, needing only antibiotics to clear, or severe, requiring surgery and t...
For peak performance, school-age children need more than a healthy diet and exercise. They also need plenty of sleep.
A new study finds that elementary school kids who get less than nine hours of sleep each night show significant differences in some brain regions responsible for memory, intelligence and well-being compared to those who get the advised nine to 12 hours' sleep.
Black and Hispanic Americans are more likely than others to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and new research suggests that racism is a contributor.
Children with ADHD may have less flexibility in the brain circuitry that allows for seamless "multitasking," a new study suggests.
Research has shown that kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often have more difficulty with so-called cognitive flexibility than their peers wi...
Could the future of dementia screening include a test of a person's sense of smell?
It may, suggests a new study that found the decline in a person's sense of smell could predict their loss of mental function and warn of structural changes in the brain that are important in Alzheimer's d...
Your daily walk, cleaning the house and lunch with friends could together be keys to staving off dementia, according to researchers.
A new study looked at lifestyle habits that could help lower risks, instead of factors that may contribute to the disease.
Researchers in China combed t...
Eating lots of ultra-processed foods may dramatically increase your risk for dementia, according to a new study by researchers in China.
Ultra-processed foods are high in sugar, fat and salt, but low in protein and fiber. Sodas, salty and sugary snacks and desserts, ice cream, sausage, deep-fried chicken, flavored yogurt, ketchup, mayonnaise, packaged bread and flavored cereals are all ex...
The notion that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain has become widespread among the general public.
But there's actually no hard evidence that the brain chemical
Exercising your body and mind can help stave off memory problems as you age, and some of these benefits may be even greater for women, a new study suggests.
The study looked at cognitive reserve, or the brain's ability to withstand the effects of diseases like Alzheimer's without showing a decline i...