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Deep brain stimulation may treat severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

In a study from Baylor College of Medicine, scientists found deep brain stimulation can halve the symptoms of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD as...

Common sleep problem insomnia raises risk of memory decline

Scientists from Concordia University found that older people with insomnia are at greater risk of developing memory decline and long-term cognitive impairment such as...

Good face recognizers can learn faces from fragments

Psychologists at UNSW Sydney and the University of Wollongong have challenged the prevailing view that people with exceptional face recognition abilities rely on processing...

COVID-19 may harm your cognitive abilities

In a study from the University of Waterloo, scientists found that people who contract COVID‐19 often experience memory, attention, and concentration problems, even after...

Many people have persistent brain damage caused by COVID-19

In a study from the University of California, San Diego scientists found brain symptoms of COVID-19 persist in the majority of long-haulers. They found that...

Early blood tests could predict death, severe disability in traumatic brain injury

Scientists from Michigan Medicine found that blood tests taken on the day of a traumatic brain injury can predict which patients are likely to...

Why thinking hard makes you tired?

It’s no surprise that hard physical labor wears you out, but what about hard mental labor? Sitting around thinking hard for hours makes one feel...

A new way to predict dementia before symptoms appear

In a study from Boston University and elsewhere, scientists found a blood biomarker that could help identify people with the earliest signs of dementia,...

Common antibiotic use in middle life linked to cognitive decline

In a study from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard, scientists found a link between the use of antibiotics by middle-aged women and cognitive decline...

Ultra-processed food could harm your brain health, study finds

Scientists from Yale University found how ultra-processed foods could strongly harm brain function. They showed foods such as instant noodles, sugary drinks and frozen meals all play a...