The Effects of Vitamin D on the Brain

Long known for its beneficial effects on bone integrity, vitamin D has recently become somewhat of a ‘hot topic’ in the conversations surrounding the fight against Covid-19. So, how does it work? Vitamin D is a lipid-soluble vitamin that is produced in the skin from sun exposure, and is therefore often called the “sunshine vitamin”. […]

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People with schizophrenia may be at an increased risk of dying from COVID-19

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that people diagnosed with schizophrenia disorder, and those on the spectrum are at a greater risk of dying from Covid-19. New York-based researchers collected data from electronic medical records on chronic conditions for a period of three months between March and May […]

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Gender Bias in Autism Spectrum Disorder – Lack of Research or Biology?

It is unfortunately not uncommon for girls and women with autism to be misdiagnosed, mislabeled or ignored entirely. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is often seen as a male-dominant condition. Adolescent boys are still four times more likely to be diagnosed with ASD than girls with symptoms of similar severity. There is however some level of […]

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Broccoli and Blueberries: The New Brain Superfoods?

Could trendy ‘superfoods’ have a significant impact on your brain health? Studies suggest that ‘superfruits’ and ‘super-vegetables’ such as broccoli and blueberries may potentially aid in increasing memory and cognitive function, and also help minimise stroke symptoms. Sulforaphane, a powerful phytochemical compound naturally occurring in cruciferous vegetables, has been known to protect against multiple, and […]

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