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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.
Breaking the Grip of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
There's hope for those suffering from the relentless worries and compulsive acts that characterize OCD: non-invasive electric stimulation.
A Surprising Way to Improve Eyewitnesses' Reliability
When an eyewitness identifies a suspect, he or she is usually looking at a series of photos or a lineup. Those fillers make a difference.
Power Naps for Grownups
Don't be ashamed of napping, especially if you are older. Adults performed better when they used an afternoon snooze to relax and recharge.
Crafting Resolutions You Can Keep
Research on motivation offers some useful tips for ways to pursue your goals for the New Year without becoming discouraged.
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