Spinal cord stimulation significantly decreased pain and reduced motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, both as a singular therapy and for those who deep brain stimulation proved ineffective.
Amyloid plaques form in the same location and spread in the same way in the brains of people with both obstructive sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers identified five unapproved drugs in dangerous combinations and doses in over-the-counter cognitive enhancement drugs. Side effects of the unapproved drugs include increases and decreases in blood pressure, agitation, and sedation.
People who reported chronic insomnia or sleep duration of fewer than six hours were twice as likely to experience cognitive impairment compared to those who experienced good sleeping patterns. The association was stronger for those with coexisting card…
Stem cells derived neurons integrate well into the correct regions of the brain, connecting with native neurons and restoring motor function in mouse models of Parkinson’s disease.
PLCG2-P522R, a genetic variant that protects against Alzheimer’s disease, enhances key functions of immune cells.
Older people who have higher levels of neuroticism are more likely to have worse cognitive function than those with other personality traits. Researchers say personality traits may be related to how well people can maintain their cognitive function, de…
Skin-to-skin contact between a parent and newborn reduces how strongly a baby’s brain responds to pain.
Children whose mothers’ used cannabis while pregnant are more likely to have an elevated risk of psychopathology during middle-school. Researchers found those exposed to cannabis in utero were more likely to experience depression, anxiety, attention pr…
Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, slows cognitive decline and reduces dementia risk in older people with diabetes.