November 2015

Medical News Today: How fatty foods could be damaging your brain

Chances are, you are feeling a bit hefty after the Thanksgiving period; the average American consumes an average of 4,500 calories and 229 g of fat during a typical holiday get-together. But this overindulgence take its toll not only on the waistline, it could also play havoc with the brain, according to a new study. […]

Medical Xpress: Reduced blood flow seen in brain after clinical recovery of acute concussion

Some athletes who experience sports-related concussions have reduced blood flow in parts of their brains even after clinical recovery, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The results suggest a role for MRI in determining when to allow concussed athletes to return to competition. […]

News Medical: Older patients can recover from acute subdural hematomas

According to a study completed at the Helsinki University Hospital Department of Neurosurgery, even patients over the age of 75 may recover from severe traumatic brain injury. This is the first study to describe the results of surgically treated elderly patients with acute subdural hematomas. (November 27, 2015) Read the full article here

Reuters: Screen time, in moderation, not linked to youngsters’ depression

Youngsters who spend too much time staring at televisions and computers may be more depressed than those who abstain completely, but kids who enjoy screen time in moderation may be the happiest of all, a recent analysis suggests. Many pediatricians recommend that parents limit screen time to less than two hours a day because excessive […]

Brain Blogger: Sex – is it all in the brain?

There is no doubt that our sexual behavior is controlled by our brain. The brains of males and females are different and work differently when it comes to sex. But what exactly determines the difference in sexual behavior and traits between the genders? (November 28, 2015) Read the full article here

Five biggest lies about our brains

Five biggest lies about our brains Multitasking makes us more productive. We’re doomed to spend the second half of our lives in mental decline. People who take in the most information are the smartest. Memorization keeps our brains agile. Nonstop brain workouts build stronger connections. Source: The Dallas Morning News

Medical Daily: Adults can grow new brain cells: How neurogenesis works

For those of you over the age of 25, have no fear when it comes to improving your brain: Evidence shows that neurogenesis, or the brain’s production of new neurons, continues well into adulthood. In a recent TED talk, neuroscientist Dr. Sandrine Thuret of King’s College London discusses how neurogenesis works — and how you […]