Brain and cognitive health

Brain and cognitive health
Genes
Medical Research
Memory
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Your risk of dementia: Do lifestyle and genetics matter?

Globally, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are a major burden on individuals and communities. To make matters worse, there are few treatments to combat these complex illnesses. Even the causes of dementia are widely debated. Sadly, clinical trials for drugs to stop or even slow its progress have come up short. Taking a […]

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Adolescent health
Brain and cognitive health
Parenting
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Driving for teens with ADHD: What parents need to know

For all parents, it’s a scary time when their teen starts to drive. For parents of teens with ADHD, it can be — and should be — even scarier. ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a condition that can cause problems with attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. These are not problems you want to have […]

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Brain and cognitive health
Health trends
Medical Research
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Brain-based devices: How well do they work?

There are more than 10,000 patent filings for brain-based devices that claim to help people “develop muscle memory faster,” “lose weight,” “monitor and act on…sleep,” and “treat depression.” Many of the websites featuring these devices cite “science” as backing up their claims. However, a recent review by science journalist Diana Kwon concluded that the large […]

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Alzheimer's Disease
Brain and cognitive health
Eye Health
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Can an eye exam reveal Alzheimer’s risk?

Looking for clues about the health of your brain? You might want to pay a visit to your eye doctor. Research increasingly links common eye conditions — glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy — to risk for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. What’s interesting about the study results, says Dr. Albert Hofman, chair […]

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Brain and cognitive health
Drugs and Supplements
Health
Memory
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Vitamins and supplements

FDA curbs unfounded memory supplement claims

I must have seen the commercial for Prevagen 50 times. Perhaps you’ve seen it, too: “You might take something for your heart… your joints… your digestion. So why wouldn’t you take something for the most important part of you… your brain? With an ingredient originally found in jellyfish! Healthier brain, better life!” Like many heavily-advertised […]

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