Having at least one person you can rely on to listen to your concerns when you need to talk can help improve cognitive resilience and stave off cognitive decline associated with neurodegeneration and aging.
Lisdexamfetamine, a drug known to stimulate brain activity, reduces symptoms of sluggish cognitive tempo in adults with ADHD.
Elderly monkeys treated with CpG ODN had 59% fewer deposits of Alzheimer's related plaques in their brains compared to those who did not receive the treatment. The treatment also helped improve cognitive function and slow the progression of Alzheimer's symptoms.
Dopamine neurons largely rely on their own discharge to determine release rates of the hormone, researchers report.
People with schizophrenia are 2.7 times more likely to die as a result of contracting coronavirus than other groups of people. Schizophrenia is second only to age in mortality risk for COVID-19 infection.The higher risk could not be explained by other risk factors associated with the mental health disorder, including smoking, heart disease, and diabetes. People with other mental health and anxiety disorders are not at increased risk of death associated with COVID-19.
Maternal hypothyroidism may contribute to an increased risk of ADHD in their offspring.
Maternal obesity may hinder their child's brain development as soon as the second trimester of pregnancy. High maternal BMI is associated with changes to the child's prefrontal cortex and anterior insula, two brain areas associated with decision making, and behavior.
AI model determined three key features that accurately predict subsequent, severe disease in COVID-19 patients. The three features were levels of the liver enzyme ALT, reported myalgia, and hemoglobin levels. Based on these three factors, the AI was able to determine ARDS risk with 80% accuracy.
Many myths associated with sleep may be detrimental to health, a new study reveals. Contrary to popular belief, drinking alcohol is unhealthy for sleep as it reduces the ability for deep sleep states, and sleeping five hours a night can result in a serious health risk.
Researchers have developed a new model that can predict the likelihood of a person developing PTSD after a shocking event.