Tag Archives: Brain

Breakthrough blood test developed for brain tumors

Genetic mutations that promote the growth of the most common type of adult brain tumors can be accurately detected and monitored in blood samples using an enhanced form of liquid biopsy developed by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Comparing blood samples from patients with gliomas with tumor biopsy tissues from the same patients,… Read More »

Lots of deep sleep can delay onset of dementia because brain ‘washes itself’

Getting a good night’s sleep can delay the onset of dementia later in life, scientists have discovered. How people slumber can be used as a “crystal ball” to predict if they will be hit by Alzheimer’s disease in the future, according to the researchers. Plenty of deep sleep was found to best delay the onset… Read More »

Anti inflammatory diet for the brain and body

This often triggers a process called inflammation. In one study on the Mediterranean diet, CRP and several other inflammatory markers significantly decreased in those who consumed 1. They concluded that people who follow a vegetarian-based diet are likely to have lower levels of various inflammatory markers. These 11 foods are either highly nutritious or contain… Read More »

Stroke, Confusion: COVID-19 Often Impacts the Brain, Study Shows

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 — Patients with severe COVID-19 may be at risk for a variety of brain complications — from stroke to psychosis, new research suggests. “There have been growing reports of an association between COVID-19 infection and possible neurological or psychiatric complications, but until now these have typically been limited to studies of… Read More »

5 Ways That Love Affects the Brain

You may have heard oxytocin being called the “love hormone.” This is because oxytocin is a hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. It is responsible for activating neural pathways that deal with pleasure and reward.  So, how do our brains and bodies create a feeling of being in love? Let’s take a… Read More »