Chemicals in organophosphate pesticides cause brain damage: Study

Prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides, a kind of pesticide considered toxic to humans, has been linked to impaired cognition and significant changes in the brain. In a major breakthrough, scientists from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and Stanford University found that teenagers exposed in utero to organophosphate pesticides demonstrated altered brain activities during tasks that required executive control. Sagiv and her … Continue reading Chemicals in organophosphate pesticides cause brain damage: Study

Coronavirus found to have the ability to infect brain cells, says research

SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, continues to baffle even the most knowledgeable infectious disease experts. To add to the confusion, researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine now suggest that the virus can potentially be neurotrophic. In their recent report, which was published in the journal Altex, the team detailed how the Wuhan coronavirus can infect the human brain and even replicate … Continue reading Coronavirus found to have the ability to infect brain cells, says research

Yes, it’s REAL: Coronavirus patients are losing their sense of smell and taste – and aren’t getting them back

In addition to attacking the lungs, the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) can also rob patients of their sense of smell and taste. Now, as they begin to learn more about the disease, experts warn that these patients could be without these senses for much longer than expected. Healthcare personnel first noticed that COVID-19 patients were losing their ability to … Continue reading Yes, it’s REAL: Coronavirus patients are losing their sense of smell and taste – and aren’t getting them back

Scans show changes in brain caused by coronavirus-related loss of smell

We’re still learning about the effects of coronavirus on the body, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that one symptom that was previously considered uncommon may be a lot more prevalent than previously thought – and for some, it may be the only symptom they’ll experience. Italian researchers say they’ve seen images of the brain changes caused by … Continue reading Scans show changes in brain caused by coronavirus-related loss of smell

If they can’t cure your depression, maybe they can make you forget you have it: Common anticholinergic drugs increase dementia risk by 50 percent

The use of anticholinergic medications is widespread, especially among older adults. These medications are often prescribed by physicians to treat a wide variety of health problems, including bladder disorders, gastrointestinal issues, seasonal allergies and even depression. However, recent studies have found a connection between the use of anticholinergic drugs and acute cognitive impairments. In particular, these medications have been … Continue reading If they can’t cure your depression, maybe they can make you forget you have it: Common anticholinergic drugs increase dementia risk by 50 percent

Immune cells ATTACK the aging brain and release a substance that hinders new nerve cell production, report scientists

Coronavirus harms the brain and nervous system of one in three patients

A new study shows that coronavirus (COVID-19) can impair the neurological functions of patients with the disease. Researchers from the Huanzhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China looked at case records of COVID-19 patients and found symptoms of brain and nerve problems in over a third of COVID-19 patients and in nearly half of those with severe … Continue reading Coronavirus harms the brain and nervous system of one in three patients

Cannabinoids found to reduce seizures in children with epilepsy

The use of medical marijuana is starting to gain more acceptance throughout the U.S., and researchers are constantly uncovering new benefits. One recent analysis shows just how promising it could be when it comes to addressing a challenging condition in children: epilepsy.Epilepsy is more common in children than you might think, with active epilepsy affecting … Continue reading Cannabinoids found to reduce seizures in children with epilepsy

Another reason to work out: Women who are physically fit in middle age reduce risk of dementia by 90%

Physical exercise takes hard work, but the results are worth it. Not only will it give you a fit physique, but it also helps prevent many health issues, including dementia. Now a recent study published in the medical journal Neurology focused on how physical fitness may protect middle-aged women against cognitive decline. The study, spearheaded by Helena Hörder, Ph.D., of the University of … Continue reading Another reason to work out: Women who are physically fit in middle age reduce risk of dementia by 90%

However you “identify,” there are only two types of brains: male and female

By natural design, gender is binary, indicated by XX and XY chromosomes and reinforced by the brain’s own wiring. Scientists at the NYU School of Medicine confirm that there are two types of brains, male and female, and they are wired distinctively different in regards to aggression and mating. By nature, male and female brains are not … Continue reading However you “identify,” there are only two types of brains: male and female