Air Pollution May be to Blame for 20% of Dementia Cases

Women who are exposed to high levels of air pollution have a much higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.


Toxic Lead Lurking in Baby Food? What You Need to Know

A nonprofit group found that about 20% of the baby foods and fruit juices they tested contained detectable levels of lead. There is no “safe” level of lead.


Brain-Eating Amoebae Found in Louisiana Tap Water

A type of amoeba that enters the human body through the nose and destroys the brain has been detected in the water systems of two Louisiana parishes.


Could Boosting the Immune System Halt Autism and Schizophrenia?

Researchers say a molecule found in the brain associated with immunity has been found to play a large role in social interaction, giving us insight into autism.


This Blood Test can Detect Stroke in 10 Minutes

A new test developed by Cornell University researchers may help diagnose stroke within 10 minutes…as long as people know the symptoms.


Surprising: Exercise may Actually Improve Eyesight

Research has found that low-intensity exercise helps activate the visual cortex, which may in turn actually help improve your vision.


Could Umbilical Cord Blood Rejuvenate Brains’ Memory Functions?

A protein in umbilical cord blood rejuvenated the hippocampal memory area in brains of older mice in a Stanford University study.


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.