News-Medical: Relapse dreams more common in people with severe alcohol, drug addiction history

Vivid dreams involving drinking and drug use are common among individuals in recovery. A study from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Recovery Research Institute, published in the January issue of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment after online release in October 2018, finds these relapse dreams are more common in those with more severe clinical […]

Insider: 11 benefits of strength training for your body and brain

There are a lot of misconceptions about strength training that need to be debunked, and most of them have to do with what people assume strength training actually does to your body. Unless you’re a bodybuilder, strength training exercises from weight lifting to bodyweight movements like squats, push-ups, and planks won’t make you bulk up, […]

Psychology Today: Is what we thought we knew about brain plasticity wrong?

Most people who have lost a limb still feel its presence decades later. What many people don’t realize is that amputees can also purposefully move this “phantom limb” as well. This is more than just an interesting oddity—science is now realizing how these phantoms can help reveal the deep mysteries of the human brain. (February […]

Science Daily: Beyond romance: Empathy and bonding

Love can make us do crazy things. It often prompts us to behave in counterintuitive ways, like, for example, placing the wellbeing of our loved ones above our own. But why? Such altruism has perplexed and intrigued scientists for centuries. A new study out of UC Santa Barbara explores how an individual’s genetics and brain […]

Everyday Health: New study links U.S. air quality to higher stroke rate

Southeast Asia has the world’s highest concentrations of air pollution that can damage health, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). But don’t think you can breathe easy just because you live in the United States. Preliminary research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii, found that counties with […]

U.S. News & World Report: Health tip: Caregiving after stroke

Caring for a loved one after a stroke can be difficult, but with the right information and preparation, you can keep your loved one safe, the American Stroke Association says. The association offers this advice for caregivers: Be aware of the person’s medications and side effects. Determine if the home should be modified to meet […]

Futurism: New drug combo could repair the brains of Alzheimer’s patients

Neurons receive, process, and transmit all the impulses in our brains. Essentially, they’re the building blocks of the human nervous system, and once they’re damaged by Alzheimer’s disease or some other brain injury, they’re done for — they have no regenerative abilities. (February 11, 2019) Read the full article here