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Schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease risk linked to brain inflammation

Schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease risk linked to brain inflammationSchizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease risk is linked to brain inflammation, according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The researchers found that immune cells are more active in the brains of individuals in high-risk group for …

Fish-rich diet may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease

fish-rich-deit-may-protect-the-brains-against-alzheimers-diseaseA diet rich in fish and seafood may protect the brain of people with a genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Furthermore, mercury in fish was not found to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

The researchers examined human …

National Sports TBI Awareness Month, Concussion, High fructose diet, brain injury

January is National Sports TBI (traumatic brain injury) Awareness Month which discusses topics like concussions, high fructose diets and brain injuries. Although sports are a mode to keep active and can be an enjoyable pastime they can pose a risk …

Concussion (traumatic brain injury) increases dementia risk in seniors

Concussion (traumatic brain injury) increases dementia risk in seniorsConcussion (traumatic brain injury) increases the risk of dementia in seniors. Roughly 1.7 million Americans experience a minor concussion annually, and nearly 15 percent of those who experience repeated brain injuries suffer from abnormal brain functioning years later.

A concussion …

Brain protein offers insight into potential Alzheimer’s treatment

Brain-protein-offers-insight-into-potential-Alzheimers-treatmentA brain protein has been found to hold potential insight into slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and aiding in treatment. Researchers suggest that boosting this brain protein may be as simple as exercising and increasing social activity.

The protein …

Multiple sclerosis drug increases risk of deadly brain virus

Multiple-sclerosis-drug-increases-risk-of-deadly-brain-virusMultiple sclerosis patients treated with Tysabri (natalizumab) have a 10 times greater risk of developing a deadly brain virus, according to new findings. The virus – John Cunningham virus (JCV) – is a pathogen that causes a rare and deadly …

Brain damage likely from chronic stress and anxiety: Study

Brain damage likely from chronic stress and anxiety: Study

Based on the results of an analytical study, scientists from the Rotman Research Institute, a division of Baycrest Health Sciences, caution people that chronic stress and anxiety may lead to an increased risk for developing depression, and even dementia.

So …

Chronic pain in rheumatoid arthritis explained, pain threshold can be raised by altering brain chemistry

Chronic pain in rheumatoid arthritis Chronic pain threshold in rheumatoid arthritis may be raised by altering brain chemistry. Pain is a common complaint in rheumatoid arthritis patients but little is known about the mechanisms which contribute to this pain.

In the U.S. alone the cost …

Keeping brain alert and active key to a healthy aging mind

Keeping brain alert and active key to a healthy aging mind

Maintaining a healthy aging mind is one of the greatest challenges that health authorities are facing with the constant increase in the numbers of aged adults. According to researchers who are trying to figure out how to keep the aging …

Concussion (traumatic brain injury) and head impact may accelerate brain aging

Concussion (traumatic brain injury) and head impact may accelerate brain agingConcussion (traumatic brain injury) and head impact may accelerate brain aging. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury which alters the way the brain functions. Effects of concussion are usually temporary but continuous head trauma or lack of healing can …

Encephalitis (brain inflammation) risk from viral infection higher with weak immune system

Encephalitis (brain inflammation) risk from viral infection higher with weak immune system

The risk of encephalitis (brain inflammation) from viral infections is higher in people with weak immune systems. Encephalitis is the inflammation of brain tissue. Although it is rare, encephalitis affects one in 200,000 Americans. When encephalitis strikes, symptoms such as …

Bipolar disorders can be prevented with brain wiring changes

Bipolar Disorders

A new study suggests that people who have a high genetic risk for bipolar disorders can benefit from naturally occurring brain wiring changes. In fact, the study which was published online Jan. 5 in the journal Translational Psychiatry, reveals …

Mediterranean diet may prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes and reduce brain cell loss

Mediterranean diet may prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes and reduce brain cell lossThe Mediterranean diet may prevent heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The Mediterranean diet is a style of eating similar to that of people living in and around the Mediterranean. Unlike the typical Western diet, the Mediterranean diet focuses on …

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