Tag Archives: Brain

Study Shows Sports Are Good for Your Brain

The level of high school sports participation is at an all-time high.1 Students who play competitive sports enjoy physical and mental benefits. It reduces the rate of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. It also improves cardiovascular and pulmonary function and increases the potential that young people will go on to stay physically… Read More »

Athlete undergoes life-changing brain surgery to remove mass that could have killed her

EXCLUSIVE: Athlete who risked paralysis to have a life-threatening tangle of blood vessels removed from her brain is back to sports after ‘losing all her blood’ during 14-hour surgery Lindsay Vos, 31, of Michigan, suffers from a rare genetic condition known as HHT, which caused a large abnormal tangle of blood vessels to form in… Read More »

Tackling our love affair with booze — from deep brain stimulation to ‘Dry January’

The worst part was the noise and vibration of the drill burrowing into his skull. But Frank Plummer’s main worry, after undergoing deep brain stimulation for alcohol use disorder, “was whether or not my hair would grow back.” It did. So did his joy for life. The former scientific director of Canada’s national microbiology laboratory… Read More »

From crab studies, a broader approach to identifying brain cells

A longstanding goal in neuroscience is to classify the brain’s many cells into discrete categories according to their function. Such categories can help researchers understand the complex neural circuits that ultimately give rise to behavior and disease. However, there’s little consensus about what metrics should define a cell’s identity. In a new study, a collaboration… Read More »

Hot Chocolate Could Be A Brain Booster

According to research, consuming 2 cups of hot chocolate each day could help the elderly maintain healthy brains and keep their thinking capabilities sharp. The research involved 60 individuals without dementia and an average age of 73. The individuals consumed 2 cups of hot cocoa each day for 1 month and didn’t consume any other… Read More »