How Exercise Helps Your Brain

How Exercise Helps Your Brain

We all know that exercise is good for you. It strengthens your muscles and bones, increases your energy, improves your sleep, and reduces your risk of chronic disease. Physical exercise also supports a healthy brain, and not just physically—several mental, emotional, and social benefits come from regular physical activity. 

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What is Amnesia? I Forget…

What is Amnesia? I Forget…

We all experience a bit of forgetfulness- forgetting to pick up eggs at the grocery store, where you parked the car, or the exact date of your cousin’s birthday party is normal. Amnesia, however, refers to a large-scale loss of memory that impacts daily life caused by illness, brain injury, or psychological trauma.

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Are Brain Training Games a Win?

Are Brain Training Games a Win?

Improve memory and reasoning, enjoy a sharper mental performance in everyday life, and protect yourself against cognitive decline. Reduce the effects of ADHD and PTSD, and protect yourself against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Give yourself more self-confidence, a better mood, and even lower your medical costs. 

These are just a few of the claims made by brain-training games and programs. Unfortunately, these claims aren’t all substantiated by science, and the efficacy of brain-training games is a hotly contested topic in the scientific community.

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Resting-state EEG reveals four subphenotypes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Resting-state EEG reveals four subphenotypes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

A recent study showed that researchers can use resting-state electroencephalogram (EEG) measurements to identify four different distinct subtypes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease, a condition that results in degraded motor neuron function. The researchers also demonstrated that these subtypes are capable of predicting clinical trajectory and outcomes.

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The Origins of Purple Day

The Origins of Purple Day

Over 3.5 million people in the US have epilepsy. As many as 1 in 26 people in the US will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. Over 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, but as many as 1 in 10 will experience a seizure.

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Immune system and stroke: An investigation

Immune system and stroke: An investigation

The American Stroke Association reports that stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the US. Stroke itself can result in an increased risk of dementia. The importance of preventing stroke – and increasing the medical community’s ability to diagnose and treat stroke – can’t be overstated.

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