Futurity: 4 factors predict risk of postpartum depression

Four characteristics may offer a way to predict if a woman will experience postpartum depression—and if her symptoms will worsen over the first year after giving birth. Identifying the factors early on could allow earlier treatment and improve chances of a full recovery, say researchers. (January 17, 2019) Read the full article here

News-Medical: Low-level cannabis use can change the adolescent brain

Teenagers who report using recreational marijuana just once or twice display increased volume of numerous brain regions, according to a study of 14-year-olds from Ireland, England, France, and Germany. The research, published in JNeurosci, warrants further study of low-level cannabis use among adolescents amid changing societal attitudes toward the drug. (January 16, 2019) Read the […]

Forbes: Neuroscience hacks to improve communication

For 2019, in a political and economic climate where the only certainty is that change is inevitable, it is more imperative than ever that businesses are able to adapt quickly and efficiently to the world around them. Sometimes, change will call on leaders to navigate major cultural and strategic shifts within their organizations with unprecedented […]

Knowledgeable Magazine: Sounding out the brain

Most parents’ first glimpse of their children comes in ultrasound images taken months before birth. But ultrasound could soon offer much more than prenatal portraits. In the past few years, researchers have opened a new door for ultrasound, developing techniques that harness the familiar, safe and noninvasive sound waves to control genes, alter brain function […]

News-Medical: Alpha neurofeedback training could be a means of enhancing learning success

Thanks to an interplay of inhibition and disinhibition of certain areas, our brain can always guarantee the processing of particularly important stimuli. Neuronal alpha-oscillations regulate the flow of information in certain regions of the brain so that capacities for the processing of new stimuli are released. (January 16, 2019) Read the full article here

Neurology Advisor: Can early initiation of direct oral anticoagulants prevent recurrent afib-related stroke?

According to a rapid review published in Lancet Neurology, recent observational studies indicate that the initiation of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) between 3 and 5 days after ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib) is associated with fewer clinically symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage or surrogate hemorrhagic lesions on subsequent magnetic resonance imaging scans, whereas initiation […]