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Drugs and alcohol can hijack your brain

People with addiction lose control over their actions. They crave and seek out drugs, alcohol, or other substances no matter what the cost—even at the...

Parkinson’s disease: understanding a complicated condition

We rely on our brains for every movement we make, whether writing, walking, talking, or even sleeping. But a serious brain disorder like Parkinson’s disease...

13% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients have serious brain damage

Scientists from Boston University found about 13% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients have serious brain problems. The research is published in Critical Care Explorations and was...

A bang to the brain: What we know about concussions

Your brain is your body’s command center. Its soft, sensitive tissues float in a cushioning fluid within the hard and sturdy skull. But a swift...

9 things may cause memory loss

Mild memory lapses in daily life are normal. They may show that the brain is constantly prioritizing, sorting, storing, and retrieving all types of information. However,...

A well-aged mind: how to maintain your cognitive health

Getting older can bring many changes, both physically and mentally. Even when you’re healthy, your brain and body start slowing down. Maintaining your cognitive health—the...

How the aging brain affects your thinking

The brain controls many aspects of thinking — remembering, planning and organizing, making decisions, and much more. These cognitive abilities affect how well we do...

Some personality traits linked to memory and thinking problems

Scientists from the U.S. found that people who are organized and have self-discipline may be less likely to develop mild memory and thinking problems...

These personality traits linked to cognitive decline late in life

Scientists from the University of Victoria found people who are organized, with high levels of self-discipline, may be less likely to develop mild cognitive...

Scientists find a key to activating ‘fountain of youth’ in brain

Many people dread experiencing the cognitive and mood declines that often accompany reaching an advanced age, including memory disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and...