Brain Disease

Medical Daily: Hearing loss may cause poor memory, problems with brain functioning

Hearing loss is considered the most common disability among elderly people. In the United States, it affects approximately a quarter of those between the ages of 65 and 74, and almost half of those who are older than 75. According to a preliminary study set to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th […]

Newsmax: Low cholesterol affects mental health

Cognitive decline should not be considered a normal characteristic of aging. Researchers studied brain slices from aged mice and demonstrated that changes in the electrical activity of the brain can alter cognition. The results were published in EMBO Molecular Medicine. In a previous study, researchers had found that slower electrical conduction in the brain is […]

Medical News Today: Parkinson’s disease: Why do brain cells die?

Researchers have discovered that a molecule already known to be important for other cell functions may also serve as a target against Lewy bodies, which are the toxic protein deposits that build up in the brain in Parkinson’s disease. The molecule, called cardiolipin, is an essential membrane component of mitochondria, which are the tiny powerhouses […]

ABC News: How diet can affect mental health: the likely link between food and the brain

What people choose to eat doesn’t just affect their waistlines, but maybe also the way they think and feel, according to a growing body of research. Some Americans may believe that eating “comfort foods” leads to happiness. But often choosing to eat processed foods like ice cream, macaroni and cheese or chips may eventually be […]

Futurism: Long term depression permanently changes the brain

New research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto has revealed something remarkable about mental illness: years of persistent depression-caused inflammation permanently and physically alter the brain. This may dramatically affect how we understand mental illness and how it progresses over time. (February 27, 2018) Read the full article here

Medical Xpress: Over years, depression changes the brain, new study shows

Millions of Americans who suffer from bipolar disorder depend on lithium. The medication has been prescribed for half a century to help stabilize patients’ moods and prevent manic or depressive episodes. Yet what it does in the brain—and why it does not work for some people—has remained largely mysterious. (February 27, 2018) Read the full […]