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Brain's Cerebellum Found To Influence Addictive And Social Behavior

Jan 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In a study published online today in the journal Science, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore, prove for the first time that the brain's cerebellum—long thought to be mainly involved in coordinating movement—helps control the brain's reward circuitry. The surprisin......
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Which Came First: Cannabis Use Or Psychotic Disorders? Scientists Weigh In On Dangers, Myths

Jan 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Top scientists who specialize in marijuana research are divided over whether the drug can lead to disorders like schizophrenia. “I’ve been doing this research for 25 years, and it’s polarizing even among academics,” said Margaret Haney, a professor of neurobiology at Columbia University Medical Center. Other public health news focuses on climate change's dangers; pain's origins in the brain; the race for health apps; a video game for kids with ADHD; a new way to tell if patients take...
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Keep Moving to Keep Brain Sharp in Old Age

Jan 19, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Keep Moving to Keep Brain Sharp in Old AgeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2019 12:00:00...
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Frailty a Risk Factor for Dementia

Jan 19, 2019 , WebMD
A new study indicates that a 'frail brain' might be more susceptible to neurological problems like dementia, a new study has...
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Protecting Oligodendrocytes May Reduce The Impact Of Multiple Sclerosis

Jan 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A small molecule, Sephin1, may be able to significantly delay harm to nerve cells caused by multiple sclerosis, a disabling immune-mediated disease that damages nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. These nerve fibers are wrapped in a sheath of fatty tissue called myelin, which acts as a prote......
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Keep Moving to Keep Brain Sharp in Old Age

Jan 18, 2019 , WebMD
Older people who were physically active kept their minds sharp, even if their brains showed signs of lesions or other markers linked to Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, researchers...
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More Evidence Pot May Damage the Teen Brain

Jan 17, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: More Evidence Pot May Damage the Teen BrainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/15/2019 12:00:00...
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What Does "Dead" Mean? The Debate Continues Some 50 Years After Harvard Defined Death.

Jan 17, 2019 , Forbes
Though Harvard's concept of brain death has guided clinical practice for 50 years, the vigorous debate about its legitimacy has never...
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Infographic: Reducing Your Alzheimer's Risk

Jan 16, 2019 , WebMD
WebMD's infographic details ways you can keep your brain sharp and reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s...
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Even a little marijuana may change teen brain, study finds

Jan 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
Researchers say even one or two joints cause changes in areas of the brain involved in emotion-related processing, learning and forming memories, NBC News...
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Just one or two experiences with marijuana may alter teen brains

Jan 16, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Teens who use pot just one or two times may end up with changes to their brains, a new study finds....
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Just A Couple of Joints Can Damage Teen Brain

Jan 16, 2019 , WebMD
Brain scans show that some adolescents who've tried marijuana just a couple of times exhibit significant increases in the volume of their gray...
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Huntington Disease Dementia

Jan 12, 2019 , RxList
Huntington disease (HD) is a devastating disorder that destroys nerve cells (neurons) in parts of the...
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Wider Waistlines, Smaller Brains?

Jan 12, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Wider Waistlines, Smaller Brains?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/10/2019 12:00:00...
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Could Belly Fat Affect Dementia Risk?

Jan 11, 2019 , WebMD
People who were obese typically had a lower volume of gray matter in the brain than their normal-weight counterparts, especially if they carried much of their excess weight around the middle, in a new study. Past research has linked gray matter shrinkage to a heightened risk of future...
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Excessive body fat around the middle linked to smaller brain

Jan 11, 2019 , CNN Health
Big waist, small brain? If you're too heavy, especially around your middle, you probably have shrunken gray matter volume in your brain, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology. Gray matter contains most of your brain's 100 billion nerve cells, while white matter is filled with nerve fibers that connect the brain regions....
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Sleep Patterns May Offer Clues to Alzheimer's

Jan 10, 2019 , WebMD
Researchers found that people with less slow-wave sleep -- deep sleep that's needed to preserve memories and to wake up feeling refreshed -- had higher levels of the brain protein tau. Elevated tau levels are a possible sign of Alzheimer's...
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Following Up On Jazmine Barnes Murder Case: How Trauma Affects Memory, Plays Havoc With Eyewitness Accounts

Jan 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Psychologists discuss what goes on in the brain during life-threatening situations and why there were such conflicting accounts of the suspects in the December shooting. Public health news also focuses on schizophrenia, dementia, brainwashing, food allergies, aging well, plant-based diets, screenings for adults, pre-natal blood tests, flu symptoms, Holocaust death rate, blood samples and typing...
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Has market volatility stressed you out? Here are 5 ways to help you calm down

Jan 08, 2019 , CNBC Health
Today's volatile financial market is heightening investors' anxiety, in turn threatening retirement accounts and portfolios and depleting investor brain power. Here are 5 ways to get a handle on destructive...
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Does Race Affect How Alzheimer's Is Diagnosed?

Jan 08, 2019 , WebMD
New research has uncovered a clue that suggests that diagnosing the brain-robbing disease may not be the same in black people and white...
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