Tag Archives: Brain

Exercise May Keep Your Brain Healthy

SATURDAY, Jan. 4, 2020 — Exercise may do more than build body strength: New research shows it might also keep brain cells in shape. According to the study, exercise helps maintain the brain’s gray matter, which is linked to various skills and thinking abilities. So, keeping your gray matter intact may help prevent thinking declines,… Read More »

Iron-Deficiency Anemia During Pregnancy Affects Child’s Brain Development

We often talk about the importance of planning for pregnancy.  In these discussions, we emphasize the importance of supplementation with folic acid as a means of decreasing risk for birth defects and improving neurodevelopmental outcomes in children.  A recent study indicates that adequate levels of iron may also play an important role in fetal brain… Read More »

Blood Pressure Changes in Midlife May Affect Brain Health

High blood pressure is known as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, stroke and kidney disease, among other health conditions. But new findings published in The Lancet Neurology suggest an association between blood pressure changes in a person’s 30s and 40s and brain changes later in life, reports Medical News Today. For the study, researchers… Read More »

Can the circadian clock in cancer cells help defeat a deadly brain cancer?

USC scientists and colleagues have discovered a novel potential target for treating glioblastoma, the deadly cancer that took the life of Sen. John McCain and kills 15,000 Americans a year. By Leigh Hopper cientists at USC and UC San Diego have discovered a potential novel target for treating glioblastoma, the deadly brain cancer that took… Read More »