Brain Research

Medical Daily: Flu can increase heart attack, stroke risk, study claims

Those who have suffered flu or pneumonia may be six times more likely to experience heart attack or stroke over the days following the infection. A new research was published in the European Respiratory Journal, and emerged from the largest study to examine the risk of heart disease and stroke due to respiratory infections.  (March […]

Tech Times: Hip-hop music teaches children, parents to recognize stroke prior to attack

Economically-disadvantaged families can now detect symptoms of stroke prior to the attack through a medical innovation that uses hip-hop music. A new study published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke cited that the lack of symptoms recognition in stroke is common among the minority patients. (March 22, 2018) Read the full article here

News-Medical: Menopausal hormone therapy taken soon after menopause may benefit the brain

Taking menopausal hormone therapy soon after menopause to relieve symptoms may also benefit the brain, according to a study published in the March 21, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “We found that one form of menopausal hormone therapy taken soon after menopause may preserve brain structure […]

Science Daily: Parkinson’s gene initiates disease outside of the brain

Until very recently, Parkinson’s had been thought a disease that starts in the brain, destroying motion centers and resulting in the tremors and loss of movement. New research published this week in the journal Brain, shows the most common Parkinson’s gene mutation may change how immune cells react to generic infections like colds, which in […]

Well + Good: 6 ways to hack your habits for optimum brain health

With tons of intel about how to optimize everything from your sleep habits to your coffee order right at your fingertips, it can be easy to forget that a single organ is responsible for keeping your whole body functioning: your brain. While your brain is a complicated organ, taking care of it doesn’t have to […]

The Independent: Happiness levels linked to specific area of the brain, research finds

Is it waking up slowly on a Saturday morning to smells of coffee and croissants? Is it binge-watching Netflix with your partner on a Sunday evening? Or is it simply sitting down to a delicious homemade meal? Of course, the answer is often subjective i.e. one person’s avocado toast is another person’s green gloop on […]

Reuters: Kids with brain injuries may have higher ADHD risk

Young children who are hospitalized with head injuries may be at higher than average risk for developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later on, a small study suggests. U.S. researchers examined data on 187 children, including 81 who were hospitalized overnight for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) at some point from age 3 to 7, […]