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How pregnancy changes the brain: 70% of women experience mental health issues

Pregnancy changes the brain in profound and long-lasting ways, affecting brain physiology, mood and behaviour.
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Ayahuasca dangers: mental and physical adverse effects

A survey looking at ayahuasca dangers finds 70% experience physical and 55% mental health adverse effects – but only 2.3% of physical adverse events require medical attention.
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Rethinking cancer as a molecular and cellular ecosystem

Sean Lawler, Associate Professor at Brown University pursues an understanding of cancer through the lens of the molecular and cellular ecosystem and natural selection.
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Could beer hops give insight into treating Alzheimer’s?

Beer hops have been found to provide unique health benefits for Alzheimer’s disease, preventing the clumping of amyloid beta proteins.
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COVID-19 causes brain inflammation similar to Parkinson’s disease

COVID-19 activates the same inflammatory response in the brain as Parkinson’s disease – increasing the risk of future potential neurodegenerative conditions.
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European brain research: Addressing translational gaps

Sabine Hölter, Coordinator of the European Brain Research Area cluster PREMOS, calls attention to the translational value of animal models in brain research.
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How does psilocybin rewire the brain?

Psilocybin rewires the brain in depressed people by freeing them up from long-held patterns of rumination and excessive self-focus.
MICROSCOPY IMAGE OF NEURAL CELLS WHERE FLUORESCENT MARKERS SHOW DIFFERENT TYPES OF CELLS. GREEN MARKS NEURONS AND AXONS, PURPLE MARKS NEURONS, RED MARKS DENDRITES, AND BLUE MARKS ALL CELLS. WHERE MULTIPLE MARKERS ARE PRESENT, COLOURS ARE MERGED AND TYPICALLY APPEAR AS YELLOW OR PINK DEPENDING ON THE PROPORTION OF MARKERS, CREDIT CORTICAL LAB

Lab-grown human brain cells in dish play video game

Fact or science fiction? A groundbreaking study has shown that human brain cells in a dish can play the video game Pong.
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Consuming cranberries could improve memory and prevent dementia

Including cranberries in your diet has a whole host of benefits - it can improve memory and brain function, lower ‘bad’ cholesterol and prevent dementia.
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How the right technology can be key to solving physician burnout

More than half of neurointerventionalists, neurosurgeons, neurologists and radiologists are currently experiencing burnout as a result of provider shortages, covering multiple hospitals simultaneously, and increasing demand for emergency stroke care, and this is only expected to get worse.
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Alcohol exposure: How many drinks are too many?

Alcohol exposure has been known to frequently develop addiction in our brains, but how many alcoholic drinks does this take and why?
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4 ways to support neurodiverse employees who work remotely

With 15% of the UK population considered neurodivergent, knowing how to support neurodiverse employees is vital for both employer and employee.
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PAVE: Global research study on epidemiology of Alzheimer’s disease

To improve understanding of the impact and epidemiology of Alzheimer’s disease, Project Alzheimer’s Value Europe (PAVE) demonstrates the prevalence of Alzheimer’s across the stages of the disease, including prodromal and preclinical – which aren’t recognised by previous studies.
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Reduce risk of dementia through leisure activities

Dementia poses a risk to us all, but research shows that there are leisure activities that are scientifically proven to reduce risk of dementia.
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Why does thinking make you tired?

Does thinking make you tired or is it all just in your head? Researchers explain why mental labour makes us feel mentally exhausted Physical labour makes us feel physically tired - but can mental labour have the same effect? Although mental labour does not require physical movement, a study published in...
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Smells experienced in nature improve mental health

Smells experienced in nature improve wellbeing and mental health by making us feel more relaxed, joyful, and healthy.
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Managing children with ADHD

Children with ADHD less able to multitask as brain works differently to those without, but medication can help.
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Racial discrimination worsens physical and mental health

Experiences of racial discrimination increase the risk of physical and mental illnesses and health disorders for people of colour.
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Players of video games could have enhanced brain activity through gaming

Players of video games show enhanced brain activity – potentially giving them useful life tools in perceptual decision-making.
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People with obesity have a 55% increased risk of developing depression

Long-term, high-fat diets both expand the waistline and shrink the brain, heightening the chances of mental illness for people with obesity.

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