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Keeping An Eye on Kids' Success in School
A program that tests kids' vision to make sure they can see the blackboard and their assignments can yield big improvements in performance.
Being Heard Shapes the Brain
Seniors stay more resilient mentally if they have people they can talk things over with who really listen. How are your listening skills?
A Colorful Way to Prevent Memory Loss
Deeply colored fruits and vegetables contain compounds that slow cellular aging. Now it appears they can preserve memory, too.
A Link Between Cannabis and Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia and marijuana use problems have been rising as legal restrictions on pot have eased. Is there a connection or vulnerability?
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.
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