• Eating processed meat could increase dementia risk, researchers say

    Eating processed meat has been linked with an increased risk of developing dementia, say researchers exploring a potential link between consumption of meat and development of dementia.

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  • Containing the coronavirus effects on the nervous system

    A number of studies have shown that human coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19, appear to attack neurons and the nervous system in vulnerable populations. This neuroinvasion through the nasal cavity leads to the risk of neurological disorders in affected individuals. Research conducted at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) has identified ways to prevent the spread of infection within the central nervous system (CNS).

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  • How is multiple sclerosis diagnosed?

    No single test can confirm multiple sclerosis (MS) or discount it. Instead, doctors test for MS by ruling out other possible diagnoses and then looking for signs of MS-related damage.

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  • What`s driving `brain fog` in people with COVID-19

    Researchers report an underlying cause of COVID brain: the presence of inflammatory molecules in the liquid surrounding the brain and spinal cord (called the cerebrospinal fluid). The findings suggest that anti-inflammatory drugs, such as steroids, may be useful for treating the condition, but more research is needed.

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  • What to know about speech therapy

    Speech therapy provides treatment and support for people experiencing speech disorders and communication problems. The approach is useful for treating several issues in both children and adults.

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  • Brain changed by caffeine in utero

    New research finds caffeine consumed during pregnancy can change important brain pathways that could lead to behavioral problems later in life. Researchers analyzed thousands of brain scans of nine and ten-year-olds, and revealed changes in the brain structure in children who were exposed to caffeine in utero.

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  • Blink! The link between aerobic fitness and cognition

    Researchers have found evidence that spontaneous eye blink activity, which reflects activity in the dopaminergic system, explains the connection between fitness and cognitive function. This is the first study to indicate that dopamine has an essential role in linking aerobic fitness and cognition. These findings open the door to new research regarding the mechanisms by which exercise improves brain function, and may lead to novel fitness strategies for enhancing cognition.

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  • Higher blood pressure at night than in daytime may increase Alzheimer`s disease risk

    Higher blood pressure at night than in daytime may be a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease in older men. This is suggested by a new study from researchers at Uppsala University, now published in the journal Hypertension.

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  • Could a Common Prostate Drug Help Prevent Parkinson`s?

    While scientists still don't know what causes Parkinson's disease, new research shows an association between a drug that some men take for an enlarged prostate condition and a reduced risk of developing the illness.

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  • How long do migraine attacks last? Duration, symptoms, and what to do

    Migraine can cause severe, recurrent, and potentially disabling headaches that typically last from 4–72 hours.

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