Cannabis: A possible treatment for Alzheimer’s?

Cannabis’s popularity has been seen to rise in the last couple of decades. Its positive impacts are being researched within the medical community, and the recreational use of marijuana has also found its way into political discourse. Further, research supports its use in treating anxiety, insomnia, nausea, and depression. That said, a team from Curtin […]

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A Link Between Cholesterol & Dementia?

We are all largely familiar with good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, and how cholesterol is a risk factor, or a possible precursor for many cardiovascular diseases. That said, what is less known is that cholesterol is, in effect, essential for the brain to function effectively. Healthy cholesterol has been shown to help improve memory retention and […]

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The Neural Mechanism Behind the Circulatory Response to Stress

Exam season is looming and stress levels are rising! Although a familiar feeling, and common, have you ever considered the biological factors associated with why we feel a certain way when stressed? Most of us know when we get stressed, our brains release a ‘cocktail’ of neurotransmitters which in turn signal our sympathetic system to […]

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Is consuming caffeine during pregnancy safe?

If you or someone you know has been pregnant or are pregnant, you might have come across people saying “you should not be drinking coffee whilst pregnant”. However, as an avid coffee drinking population, cutting out a daily staple is difficult. For which reason, experts in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) have […]

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