Archive for the ‘Brain Health News’ Category

Young Blood Elixir for an Aging Brain?

7th July 2014 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

In a bit of weird science meets blood magic, a pair of recent research studies have highlighted the potential health benefits of infusing an aging brain and body with younger blood. A procedure called parabiosis was used in both studies, where the circulatory systems of two mice (one young and one old) are physically stitched […]

    Cannabis and the Brain – The Good, The Bad, and The Unknown

    21st June 2014 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

    Two recent published studies in the journal Neurology highlight the interesting intersection between science research, medicine, and public policy that is playing out across the US in regards to legal cannabis (marijuana) consumption. Neurology is the science journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). AAN is the professional medical association for neurologists in the […]

      Diabetes Can Shrink Your Brain

      29th May 2014 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

      Having type 2 diabetes (mellitus) in midlife can cause brain atrophy, memory loss, and cognitive impairment as an older adult, according to a recent study published in the journal Neurology. Over 1,430 adults (average age 80) were recruited from the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, a multi-year project designed to investigate risk factors for cognitive […]

        Memory Loss Side Effects with Prescription Drugs

        22nd April 2014 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

        A number of prescription drugs, especially in combination with each other, can cause unintended memory loss symptoms. Some of the more common prescription medications known to cause memory problems are Benzodiazepines (anti-anxiety meds) such as lprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (Valium), flurazepam (Dalmane), lorazepam (Ativan), midazolam (Versed), quazepam (Doral), temazepam (Restoril) and triazolam […]

          Migraine Suppression Device Approved by FDA

          21st April 2014 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

          The U.S. FDA recently approved an interesting approach for treating migraines that doesn’t involve the standard treatment regimen of migraine medications. Using the principle of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), the device is a headband that delivers small electrical impulses to branches of the trigeminal nerve, a nerve responsible for facial sensations and motor functions. […]