Brain Education

TIME: Are omega-3s good for your brain?

Omega-3 is easily the most popular supplement in America. Roughly 8% of adults—or about 19 million people—take some kind of omega-3 fatty acid supplement, according to the latest figures from the National Institutes of Health. There’s a reason fish oil capsules and other omega-3 supplements are so popular. “Omega-3 fatty acids are involved in many […]

ThirdAge: Stroke symptoms you should never ignore

Let’s be honest: When people hear someone has suffered a cardiovascular incident, they rarely imagine it’s a woman in her 40s or 50s. More often, they imagine an elderly man clutching his chest on the way to his grandkid’s baseball game or on a grocery run for his wife. Hollywood may be to blame for […]

UPI: Study: Stroke victims regain more limb use with dual-therapy approach

Stroke victims regain greater use of their paralyzed limbs with a dual-therapy approach than a single method, according to a study in Europe. Scientists at Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, studied the effects of utilizing a brain-computer interface and functional electrical stimulation on people who had strokes. (June 20, 2018) Read the full […]

Psychology Today: The wisdom of the sloth: Is sleep a lost virtue?

In the sixth century, Pope Gregory I compiled an infamous list of seven deadly sins. Of these seven, sloth is the only sin named for an animal in English. But are these curious animals truly paragons of evil? Sloths personify laziness in western culture through a reputation for sleeping a lot (though they actually sleep […]

Science Blog: Excess oxygen threatens cardiac arrest patients

For years, researchers have debated whether the use of pure oxygen was a good idea for treating cardiac arrest victims. Two University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM)researchers helped pioneer the idea that this treatment could actually harm the brains of cardiac arrest patients. Now, after decades of research a new clinical study for the […]

NPR: A look at social media finds some possible benefits for kids

Screen time is often considered the enemy when it comes to teaching kids to be active and well-behaved. But should all forms of media be considered equal? Research being presented Tuesday finds that for 9- and 10-year-old children taking part in a study of brain development, greater social media use, such as using scrolling through […]