Recovering cognitive function after a concussion

Mild traumatic brain injuries, commonly referred to as concussions, are serious but frequently overlooked injuries caused by blunt force trauma to the head. Although most individuals are typically able to recover from concussions, those who do experience post-concussive symptoms can suffer drastic declines in their physical, mental, and cognitive health. This is especially problematic for […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease & the Mediterranean Diet

It has long been thought that the Mediterranean diet (consisting of fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, cereals, and a higher ratio of monounsaturated to saturated fats) may reduce the risk of developing dementia or experiencing cognitive decline. Previous studies have demonstrated that this diet is actually associated with individuals retaining more brain volume and cortical […]

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Can ingredients in plastic products harm brain health?

Plasticizers are ingredients essential to producing many everyday plastic objects and are responsible for giving plastic its elastic properties. One plasticizer which has received recent attention is bisphenol A (BPA), a compound found in a wide variety of household objects, from baby products to plastic water bottles. Of late, BPA has been associated with reproductive […]

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