Chronic alcohol use can cause the brain to waste away more so than marijuana use, compromising both the gray and white matter in the brain, according to the latest research.
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Brain & Nervous System
This breakthrough - an algorithm for analyzing brain waves for epilepsy - will improve the success rate of brain surgery for epilepsy.
In one particular study, using brain stimulation, a metal spiral is placed on the head of an Alzheimer's patient and sends an electric shock to the surface of the patient's skull to stimulate the activity of neurons.
Scientists have discovered the location where anxiety cells lurk in the brain through a study conducted on mice. Their findings, published today in the journal Neuron, may have valuable significance in understanding the role that anxiety plays in human brains.
Women universally love lipstick for its flattering shades and its ability to enhance their natural beauty. Unfortunately, research shows that heavy metals and other chemicals lurk in many brands of popular lipstick. These toxins endanger the health of women everywhere.
Magnesium deficiency affects a whopping 80% of the population according to statistics. I want you to picture the body as the universe. Every mineral is a planet and magnesium is the sun around which all other minerals revolve. This is because magnesium deficiency affects every system in your body.
We’ve all been there – the midday crash -- when your energy tanks and you find yourself craving a jolt. Your mind habitually wants to grab a coffee or something chocolate, but when the stimulating effects wear off, coffee ultimately leaves you craving more sweets to get through the day. Making these poor health choices day-in and day-out can take a toll on your health.
In a new study conducted by a team of researchers from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Colorado School of Medicine it was found that the progression of Parkinson’s Disease can be slowed by several days of intense exercise a week in early cases. Geoffrey Rogers was one participant grateful to experience the benefits.
We have long considered our brains to be robotic machines in our skulls, but the truth is looking very different as science continues to peel back the layers of mystery surrounding this wrinkled organ. Success in every area of life depends upon one important key: the scientific phenomenon of neuroplasticity.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, an estimated 20 million people in the United States have some form of peripheral neuropathy, a condition that develops as a result of damage to the peripheral nervous system. Some of the symptoms vary depending on whether motor, sensory, or autonomic nerves are damaged. Motor nerves control voluntary movement of muscles such as those used for walking, grasping things, or talking. But, there is a way to tackle nerve damage by using herbs for strengthening your nerves.
You are what you eat is quite a true statement and science has already established that certain things we consume such as: caffeine, alcohol and sugar may trigger anxiety and nervousness. So, in the same way, consuming foods that calm your nerves and ease anxiety will reduce nervousness and anxious feelings.
What are the long term effects of sleep deprivation and how do they affect mental health.
When you attend the gym, having weak fingers, makes it difficult to train your upper body and tone up. But, hand weakness has a darker side to it, because it means your body might be dealing with nerve damage. Recent studies have discovered however that exercising have neuro regenerative effects. So, here are the top 3 hand grip strengtheners that can help you retrain your brain and strengthen your fingers.
British psychologists have hit psychiatry hard: There must be a shift to humane natural mental health care!
The British Psychological Society has attacked the rival profession of psychiatry with serious questions raised about the biomedical model of mental illness. Clearly humane non-psychiatric natural mental health care should replace psychiatry.
Nervousness and anxiety are very common in our fast paced world. The drug treatments for these conditions carry with them the risk for serious side effects. Natural remedies for the prevention and treatment of nervousness are therefore preferable.
If you're not sleeping like a rock you may be unknowingly struggling with an underlying health problem caused by your diet. Here's how to get to sleep at night fast and get the “rock sleep” you deserve with these natural treatments.
The Indian herb Ashwagandha is a powerful herb which is said to have many restorative benefits by practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient holistic healing system which was developed thousands of years ago in India.
Researchers say that it is actually true that the sounds of nature can help us relax.
Researchers have found exercising just a little each week slows down the progression of Parkinson’s Disease.
University of Alberta researchers have discovered something previously unknown about multiple sclerosis that could mean new hope for patients tackling the baffling disease.
Boosting your immunity with essentials oils will make more sense once you understand what parts of the body are involved in both innate immunity and adaptive immunity. So, the best way to start is to learn that in order for the body to fight diseases effectively, you need your hypothalamus to be healthy.
Baycrest scientists associated with the University of Toronto have published a Canadian Brain Health Food Guide. The primary mission of this publication is to help adults who are over 50 years old preserve their thinking and memory skills as they grow older.
Adrenal fatigue is a stress response that ages your body and wears it down over time. Drinking coffee masks and worsens this condition. Reverse adrenal fatigue and drink this coffee alternative to gain major health benefits.
Researchers are the first to admit we have much to learn about the brain. A new and fascinating study shows what happens to the brain after death.