Risk of lead exposure linked to decreased brain volume in adolescents

Dr. Sowell and her team at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles hypothesized that children in lower income families could be particularly vulnerable to the effects of living in high lead-risk environments. Continue reading “Risk of lead exposure linked to decreased brain volume in adolescents”

Stressed to the max? Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain

When it comes to managing anxiety disorders, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth had it right when he referred to sleep as the “balm of hurt minds.” While a full night of slumber stabilizes emotions, a sleepless night can trigger up to a 30% rise in anxiety levels, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley. Continue reading “Stressed to the max? Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain”

Exercise; a strong promoter of cognitive health in humans

A growing body of evidence supports the influence of exercise in vitality and function of the central nervous system (CNS) and promoting resistance against neurological disorders. According to these studies, exercise has the extraordinary capacity to enhance mental health, and current efforts are being devoted to use this capacity to reduce cognitive decay in aging and psychiatric disorders. Continue reading “Exercise; a strong promoter of cognitive health in humans”

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