Nutrient supplements can give antidepressants a boost

Nutrient supplements can give antidepressants a boost

An international evidence review has found that certain nutrient supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression. Omega 3 fish oils,...
What causes depression

What causes depression? What we know, don’t know and suspect

The term and even diagnosis of "depression" can have different meanings and consequences. Depression can be a normal mood state, a clinical disorder, and...
First evidence for higher state of consciousness

First evidence for higher state of consciousness

Scientific evidence of a ‘higher’ state of consciousness has been found in a study led by the University of Sussex. Neuroscientists observed a sustained increase...
What do we know about preventing Alzheimer’s disease

What do we know about preventing Alzheimer’s disease?

The news is full of stories about ways to stay healthy, eat right, and keep fit. Along with keeping their bodies healthy, people want to...
5 ways to keep Your memory

5 ways to keep your memory sharp

The way you live, what you eat and drink, and how you treat your body affect your memory as well as your physical health...
Trying to resist the urge to splurge Ditch the smartphone

Trying to resist the urge to splurge? Ditch the smartphone

You are more likely to indulge in guilty pleasures when shopping online with a touchscreen versus a desktop computer, according to research from UBC's...
Will ketamine treat your depression

Will ketamine treat your depression? Your activity monitor may tell

During a depressive episode, people often report having reduced energy, feeling slowed down and having reduced interest in activities. As their mood lifts, energy and...
These over-the-counter meds might shrink older brains

These over-the-counter meds might shrink older brains

Older adults might want to avoid a using class of drugs commonly found in over-the-counter products such as nighttime cold medicines. A new study shows they...
Counseling and antidepressants change personality (for the better)

Counseling and antidepressants change personality (for the better)

A review of 207 studies involving more than 20,000 people found that those who engaged in therapeutic interventions were, on average, significantly less neurotic...
Statins could speed up the onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms

Statins may speed up the onset of Parkinson’s disease symptoms

Use of statins may speed up the onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms in people who are susceptible to the disease, according to Penn State...
Omega-3 may help prevent Alzheimer's disease

Omega-3 could help prevent Alzheimer’s disease

The incidence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is expected to triple in the coming decades and no cure has been found. Recently, interest in dietary approaches...
MIND diet repeatedly ranked among best to protect our brain

MIND diet repeatedly ranked among best to protect our brain

A diet created, studied and reported on by researchers at Rush University Medical Center has been ranked the easiest diet to follow and the...
Sexual dysfunction influences relationship

Sexual dysfunction influences relationship: how women and men are different

Sex is an important part of a romantic relationship. The quality of sexual life can strongly influence our happiness in a relationship. Nevertheless, women and...
Playing action video games can harm your brain

Playing action video games can harm your brain

Neuroscientists should think twice before getting patients to play video games as a way to boost their brain power, a new study conducted at...
4 big signs of PTSD you should know

4 big signs of PTSD you should know

PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. Not every traumatized person develops ongoing (chronic)...

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Our Brain Can Detect Disease in Others Before It Breaks Out

Our brain can detect disease in others before it breaks out

Throughout human evolution, infectious diseases have become a primary cause of death. The human immune system plays a major role to reduce the harm of...
Smell test may predict early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

Smell test may predict early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), New York State Psychiatric Institute, and NewYork-Presbyterian reported that an odor identification test may prove useful in...
Alzheimer's disease could be treated with gene therapy

Alzheimer’s disease could be treated with gene therapy

Researchers have prevented the development of Alzheimer's disease in mice by using a virus to deliver a specific gene into the brain. Researchers have prevented...
Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's Diseases share a common crucial feature

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s diseases share a common crucial feature

A Loyola University Chicago study has found that abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease all share a similar ability...
Omega-3 may help prevent Alzheimer's disease

Omega-3 could help prevent Alzheimer’s disease

The incidence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is expected to triple in the coming decades and no cure has been found. Recently, interest in dietary approaches...
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Dads’ Brains Respond to Daughters and Sons Differently

Previous research has shown that fathers treat sons and daughters differently. The difference could influence children development profoundly. However, many studies focus on parental caregiving...
Statins could speed up the onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms

Statins may speed up the onset of Parkinson’s disease symptoms

Use of statins may speed up the onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms in people who are susceptible to the disease, according to Penn State...
How Weight Loss Impacts Parkinson’s Disease

How weight loss impacts Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic neurodegenerative syndrome that affects both motor and non-motor functions. Currently, the treatment of PD mainly focuses on improvement of...
Counseling and antidepressants change personality (for the better)

Counseling and antidepressants change personality (for the better)

A review of 207 studies involving more than 20,000 people found that those who engaged in therapeutic interventions were, on average, significantly less neurotic...
These over-the-counter meds might shrink older brains

These over-the-counter meds might shrink older brains

Older adults might want to avoid a using class of drugs commonly found in over-the-counter products such as nighttime cold medicines. A new study shows they...