Posts Tagged ‘Brain’

Study: Circumcision Permanently Alters the Brain, Researchers Threatened

After discovering that the trauma from circumcision permanently altered the baby’s brain in regions associated with reasoning, perception and emotions, the researchers were threatened to destroy their results or face legal action and immediate dismissal. As a graduate student working in the Department of Epidemiology at Kingston General Hospital, Paul D. Tinari, Ph.D. was approached by…

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Study: What Reading a Novel Does to Your Brain

The scientific world has good news for those who like nothing better than to curl up with a good novel. You already know that reading can delight, transport and intrigue you, but now you can add another benefit to this list: reading a novel actually enhances connectivity within the brain. Some benefits linger at least…

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Study: New Drug Allows Adults to Learn As Quickly As Kids Do

You’re only as young as you think you are. But what if you could re-train your brain to absorb information as easily as a child can? That’s exactly what scientists testing the FDA-approved drug called valproate investigated in study of adults who had little or no musical training yet demonstrated some degree of absolute pitch,…

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Study: Sleep Removes Toxic Chemicals from the Brain

Although we don’t know exactly why, there is no question that sleep is crucial for the brain and overall health. Without proper sleep, the chance of disease and stress increases notably. Now, researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Center for Translational Neuromedicine have found that sleeping actually helps detoxify the brain, potentially…

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6 Ways Exercise Makes You Smarter

If you think muscles are just for meatheads or gym rats think again! Did you know that just 30 minutes of exercise a day can make you a genius? Ok, you still might not become Einstein but you can get pretty close. Check out the 6 ways that working out can make you smarter: 1.…

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Aspartame Linked to Leukemia & Lymphoma in Groundbreaking Study

Each year, Americans consume about 5,250 tons of aspartame in total, of which about 86 percent (4,500 tons) is from the consumption of diet sodas. Diet soda is the largest dietary source of aspartame  in the U.S. A study recently published at the beginning of December 2012 links the consumption of Aspartame to increased risk of Lymphoma and Leukemia. The…

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Study: Exercise has Profound Effects on the Brain

“You were built to move, and when you do, you’ll be on fire.” – Dr. John J. Ratey We know exercise is essential for health, but startling new research shows that it has profound effects on the brain. A study conducted in the small town of Naperville, Illinois, revealed that physical exercise can dramatically improve…

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Sheryl Crow Attributes Brain Tumor to Cell Phone Use

Sheryl Crow says that her benign brain tumor may have been caused by cell phone use. Doctors found the tumor earlier this year after the singer, aged 50, began having difficulty remembering lyrics. Crow reassured fans that the tumor is benign, but the latter remember her battle with breast cancer in 2006. What has puzzled…

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