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Harmful Effects of Stress on Your Brain

You are probably aware of the negative consequences of stress in your life. Maybe you suffer from stress-induced headaches, worry about stress contributing to heart disease, or experience the effects of stress in increased anxiety or depression. Any which way it manifests, stress can have a terrible impact on your health. And now, there is… Read More »

Japanese researchers inject stem cells into patient's brain to treat Parkinson's in historic first

Japanese researchers said Friday they have transplanted stem cells into the brain of a patient in the first stage of an innovative trial to cure Parkinson’s disease. The research team at Kyoto University injected induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells — which have the potential to develop into any cell in the body — into the… Read More »

Middle Aged Stress Associated With Smaller Brain Size And Poor Memory

Research has found that middle-aged individuals in their forties and fifties with elevated cortisol levels, a hormone associated with stress, perform worse on cognitive and memory tasks compared to individuals of the same age who have average levels of cortisol. Elevated blood cortisol levels were also linked to smaller brain volumes. One factor that’s getting… Read More »