Potential threats to child brain health: Daily exposure to heavy metals in baby food could build up over time, warns experts

Baby foods are laced with trace amounts of toxic heavy metals that can build up over time through daily exposure and impair children’s brain health, reported the consumer advocacy group Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF). The organization found that 95 percent of nearly 170 commercial baby foods contained lead, arsenic, mercury and cadmium, with one in four products containing all … Continue reading Potential threats to child brain health: Daily exposure to heavy metals in baby food could build up over time, warns experts

Living in a microwave: How dangerous is it to live near a cell site?

Over the next 20 years, an estimated 800,000 5G cell towers will be rolled out throughout the United States, the majority of which will be located within cities and their residential areas. This has caused alarm among many citizens, as the rollout of the towers would mean an unprecedented increase in both electromagnetic field (EMF) and radiofrequency … Continue reading Living in a microwave: How dangerous is it to live near a cell site?

The ketogenic diet helps reduce epileptic seizures through its effects on gut microbiota

The ketogenic diet is one of the oldest forms of medical treatment for epilepsy in infants and children. But the mechanisms underlying its anti-seizure effects have remained unclear until recently. In a recent study, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that certain bacteria in the gut play an important role in mediating the anti-seizure effects … Continue reading The ketogenic diet helps reduce epileptic seizures through its effects on gut microbiota

Woman suffers brain injury from coronavirus cotton swab test

The cotton swab used for Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) testing may seem innocuous, but this extended Q-tip-like device can actually cause serious injury when not used properly. Published in the journal JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery last Oct. 2, described the case of a 40-year old woman who’s brain lining was punctured during a coronavirus test. According to the report, not … Continue reading Woman suffers brain injury from coronavirus cotton swab test

Study: Lithium treatments found to stabilize the memory of patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers from Brazil are suggesting that lithium could potentially halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. In a study published in the journal Current Alzheimer Research, they wrote that the memory of Alzheimer’s patients stabilized after taking small doses of lithium. The team also reported that lithium was able to slow down the aging of brain cells. While research is still ongoing, they … Continue reading Study: Lithium treatments found to stabilize the memory of patients with Alzheimer’s disease

The therapeutic effects of ginseng against Alzheimer’s disease

Panax ginseng, commonly known as Asian ginseng or Korean ginseng, is one of the most widely used and extensively studied species of ginseng. Sometimes referred to as the “true ginseng,” Asian ginseng has been a staple herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is still used today to boost immunity, increase strength and blood volume, lower blood … Continue reading The therapeutic effects of ginseng against Alzheimer’s disease

Brains of young people exposed to dirty air show signs consistent with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

It’s no secret that air pollution can damage the lungs and the heart. But new research suggests that exposure to polluted air can trigger neurodegeneration as well. In a study published in the journal Environmental Research, an international team of researchers described how they found tiny air pollution particles lodged in the brain stems of young people. Alongside … Continue reading Brains of young people exposed to dirty air show signs consistent with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Boost brain health with taurine, an amino acid with antidepressant properties

Taurine is an ingredient found in sports supplements and performance-enhancing products. But outside of its reputation as a means to boost athletic performance, taurine is also hailed for its role in supporting brain health and development beginning from conception. In fact, taurine is one of the most essential and abundant amino acids in the brain, so … Continue reading Boost brain health with taurine, an amino acid with antidepressant properties

Headstand yoga DOES NOT increase blood flow to the brain, study finds

Researchers from Russia and the U.S. investigated the effects of Sirshasana (headstand) on the flow of blood to the brain. Their findings were published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Most yoga practitioners believe that Sirshasana can increase blood flow to the brain, but this is not consistent with autoregulation of cerebral blood flow.To … Continue reading Headstand yoga DOES NOT increase blood flow to the brain, study finds

Forgotten dreams: REM sleep helps prevent information overload, explain scientists

Dreams are quickly forgotten the moment people wake up. This is likely due to a group of neurons that gets activated during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep – the phase of mammalian slumber when most dreams are made. A recent study published in the journal Science examined the neurons that produce appetite and sleep hormones in mice. Japanese and American … Continue reading Forgotten dreams: REM sleep helps prevent information overload, explain scientists