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A “Magic” Cure for Depression
Psilocybin, the active compound in psychedelic mushrooms, appears to spur dendritic growth and enhance communication in the brain.
Doctors Weigh Pros and Cons of Prescribing Hot-Button Alzheimer’s Drug
The recent FDA approval of the drug Aduhelm has created a quandary for doctors and patients. Can its modest effectiveness justify its cost?
Disrupted Sleep Offers a Clue to Parkinson's
Poor circulation in the brain is the cause of a certain sleep disorder. It also may predict who goes on to develop Parkinson’s disease.
Early Childhood Education Shapes the Middle-Aged Brain
Childhood enrichment programs bring long-term cognitive benefits. Brain scans reveal improved brain development even in middle age.
New Alzheimer’s Drug Takes Out the Brain’s Trash
Promising new findings in mice shed light on a new approach to beating neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Polypharmacy Deepens Seniors' Mental Confusion
Too many seniors with dementia are prescribed a mix of drugs to calm anxiety and ease depression and pain, leaving them more confused.
Alzheimer's: Insulin Resistance of the Brain
Plaques in the brain, a signature of Alzheimer's, appear related to metabolic problems involving glucose. Blame the commercial food chain.
Early Soda Drinking Could Harm Cognitive Performance Later
Scientists were surprised to find sugary beverages harmed rat pups' mental performance. They were more surprised when they looked at why.
Media Violence and Mass Shootings
As depictions of violence in the media go up, so does gun violence. There are things you can do to break the cycle, especially in kids.
Healthy Skepticism: Be a Better Consumer of Health Information
Have you heard the news about vitamin B17? A study explores the things to look for when evaluating health -- or any kind of -- information.
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