Avoid These Drinks to Help Prevent Brain Shrinkage, Dementia, and Strokes

Smaller brain volume and poorer memory are linked in two recent studies with soda consumption – including of the supposedly healthier “diet” kind.


Brain Scans Catch Autism Months Before Symptoms Appear

In a new study, researchers were able to predict with up to 85% accuracy which infants would go on to develop autism based on MRI scans.


Could “Advanced Probiotics” Soon Treat Parkinson’s Disease?

A study has uncovered a link between gut bacteria and the onset of Parkinson’s disease, and could lead to a new way of treating one of the world’s most debilitating diseases.


EPA Delays Rule That Would Help Prevent Pesticide Poisoning

The EPA is delaying a proposed rule that would ensure the restricted-use pesticides, atrazine and chlorpyrifos, are applied safely by adult farmworkers.


Daily Dose of This Plant Could Reverse Age-Related Decline in the Brain

A new study in mice shows that a daily dose of cannabis could reverse age-related brain decline in older people due to the THC compound.


Scientists Find Link Between Excess Sugar and Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists have recently discovered a link between excess blood sugar and Alzheimer’s disease, paving way for much-needed research.


GPS Devices “Shut Off” Important Parts of the Brain

A brain scan study shows that using GPS devices apparently “shuts off” the planning and navigational activity of the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.


EPA Won’t Ban Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Despite Proof that It’s Dangerous

EPA head Scott Pruitt says his agency won’t ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos, despite overwhelming research showing it’s dangerous to kids and farm workers.


Teen Live-Streams Suicide After Doubling Antidepressant Dose

A doctor recently doubled the dose of a dangerous antidepressant Naikin Venant, 14, was taking when she live-streamed her suicide in January.


Wanting to Avoid Panic, Calif. State Officials Hid Cell Phone Risks

The state of California was forced by a Superior Court judge this month to release guidelines for safe cell phone use that they feared would cause panic.


Mouse Pancreas Grown in GMO Rats Reverses Diabetes in Mice

By implanting insulin-producing cells from mice into rats, scientists were able to grow a mouse pancreas that reversed diabetes in the mice.


Are You Impulsive? A New Study Says You Might be Selfish

Neuroscience researchers say if you’re the impulsive type, you probably have difficulty walking in somebody else’s shoes, and are probably selfish.


Could Air Pollution Be Causing More Traffic Accidents?

Researchers in the U.K. say that air pollution likely causes car accidents by impairing driver fitness and causing physical distractions.


Cheap, Tasty, and Harmful to Your Health: Ramen Noodles

Yes, ramen noodles contain toxic MSG; but there are more unhealthy aspects of these popular prepared food products than you might realize.


Could Nicotine Help Prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease?

A new study shows that nicotine may help keep those who use it mentally sharp for longer than those who do not consume the chemical.


Survey: Most Parents Following Outdated Advice for Concussions

A survey released by UCLA found that when dealing with children’s concussions, most parents are doing more harm than good by following outdated advice.


Toxic Nanoparticle Air Pollution Found in Human Brain Tissue

Recent research reveals how toxic nanoparticles have been found in abundance in human brain tissue, largely due to air pollution.