Medical News Today: Alzheimer’s: Are changes in the brain’s attention hub at fault?

Researchers suggest that we become more easily distracted as we age, and that it’s all down to a part of our brains called the locus coeruleus. Could this advance our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease? The “locus coeruleus” is a part of the brain stem that regulates the release of norepinephrine, a hormone linked to our […]

Today: 5 brain tumor symptoms you shouldn’t ignore

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month, dedicated to the 700,000 Americans living with a brain tumor and the estimated 79,000 who will be diagnosed this year, according to the National Brain Tumor Society. Brain tumors are equal opportunity culprits, affecting men and women of all ages and races, experts said. Sen. John McCain became one […]

Bel Marra Health: Epilepsy risk higher in patients undergoing ischemic stroke therapies

Over the past several decades, the treatment options for stroke patients have evolved to the point where the number of stroke survivors has increased by 68 percent. The two most effective treatments are intra-arterial therapies and intravenous thrombolysis. Both are reperfusion therapies, which allow blood flow to be restored through a blocked artery or vein. […]

Medical Xpress: Diverse Parkinson’s-related disorders may stem from different strains of same protein

Different Parkinson’s-related brain disorders, called synucleionpathies, are characterized by misfolded proteins embedded in cells. Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that the type of brain cell afflicted dictates which pathological form of α-synuclein (α-syn) protein becomes the disease culprit. (May 9, 2018) Read the full article here

Science Daily: Breakdown of brain’s visual networks linked to mental illness

Brain regions that help process what we see may play a key role in mental health. Researchers used brain imaging to identify patterns of brain connectivity — the ability of brain regions to talk to each other — that affect a person’s likelihood for developing common forms of mental illness. They found that risk of […]

TIME: This type of exercise may help relieve depression

Strength training is good for your body and your mind, according to a new review of more than 30 previously published studies. The paper, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, found that resistance exercise training (RET), such as weightlifting and strength training, is associated with a significant reduction in depressive symptoms. It also, of course, […]