LED street lights draw warning from American Medical Association

In a report published June of 2016, the American Medical Association warned of health effects resulting from LED street lights.  One of the central concerns was the emission of excessive...
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Brain’s builder cells turn toxic following injury

In a fascinating study published in Nature, researchers found that astrocytes that exist in the brain to protect neurons take on a more toxic role following a brain injury. In...

Your brain processes visual information you don’t realize you see

In a recent study, NYU researchers flashed a low-contrast image of striped circles rotated to different angles in front of participants.  The duration each participant was exposed to the...

Migraine sufferers at higher risk of stroke after surgery

According to a recent study published online in the British Medical Journal, those that suffer migraine are at an increased risk of stroke after surgery and hospital re-admission within...
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Trivia: does sitting too close to TVs damage eyesight?

Back in the 1960s, General Electric released a special cathode ray tube ("CRT") television capable of displaying colors.  It was a technological breakthrough at the time.  It worked by...

Ketogenic diet reduces migraines

Want to reduce migraines while losing more weight than you ever thought possible?  It may sound too good to be true - but it's not.  Ketosis can be achieved...

Japanese researchers find correlation between changes in atmospheric pressure and migraines

In 2011, Japanese researchers studied 28 migraine patients (full text here) living within 10 km of the Utsunomiya Meteorological Observatory in Japan to investigate whether atmospheric pressure may contribute to migraine symptoms....

Study finds dim lighting impairs hippocampal brain functions in mice

Neuroscience researchers at Michigan State University recently published a study examining how light affects functions of the hippocampus in the brain.  To do this they split a group of...

Stem Cell-Derived Microvesicles Improve Cognition in Damaged Brains

Exciting news published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows progress towards therapy that may one day protect and heal damaged brains.  Importantly,  grafting of the microvesicles...

Strategies to improve memory and reduce depression

Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret provides a TED talk (link here) advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis - improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the...

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