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Blood pressure in our 30s and 40s has lasting impact on brain health
A new study finds that blood pressure changes in our 30s and 40s can have lasting effects on our health and links these to brain changes in our 70s. (Medical News Today)

What causes numbness on the right side of the face?
Facial numbness can occur when nerves in the face become damaged or inflamed. Find out which conditions can cause right sided facial numbness, and learn about the treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Listening and reading evoke almost identical brain activity
By constructing 3D semantic maps, scientists have shown that the brain activity of comprehension is largely similar for listening and reading. (Medical News Today)

Chronic pain research: Linking psychology, sociology, and neuroscience
Understanding chronic pain is challenging. A recent study examined the interplay between sociological, psychological, and neurological factors. (Medical News Today)

Could targeting variants of this gene help fight Alzheimer's disease?
Researchers have found variants of a gene that influence Alzheimer's disease risk through their effect on a cerebrospinal fluid protein. (Medical News Today)

What causes a persistent headache?
A persistent headache, or a headache that won’t go away, can have many causes. This article discusses common causes, treatment options, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Dopamine and serotonin: Brain chemicals explained
Dopamine and serotonin, or the 'happy hormones,' play key roles in mood, depression, and appetite, among other things. Learn about similarities, differences, and what happens when they are out of balance here. (Medical News Today)

Brain study probes molecular origins of anxiety
By studying young monkeys, scientists have identified the first of what they believe to be many brain molecules with a causal role in anxiety. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Death of key brain cells causes daytime sleepiness
According to a new study, the buildup of toxic tau protein in key areas of the brain leads to major brain cell loss and daytime sleepiness in Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

MS: Paleo diet may reduce fatigue by improving cholesterol
New research finds that improving cholesterol levels by adopting a diet high in vegetables reduces exhaustion in people with multiple sclerosis. (Medical News Today)

Do electronic devices affect our ability to grasp complex ideas?
Researchers have found a link between the constant use of electronic devices and lower activity in brain areas key to processing complex information. (Medical News Today)

How to improve your memory: 8 techniques to try
Brain function and memory naturally decline slightly as a person ages, but there are many techniques people can use to improve memory and prevent its loss. Learn about them here. (Medical News Today)

What causes numbness and tingling?
Numbness and tingling can occur in different parts of the body. Though they are often harmless sensations, some serious conditions can cause numbness and tingling. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Rejuvenating brain stem cells may hold key to future MS treatments
Scientists have found a way to rejuvenate brain stem cells in rats. The finding offers clues on how to restore lost brain function in diseases such as MS. (Medical News Today)

Social activity in your 60s may lower dementia risk by 12%
One of the most reliable studies of its kind has tracked participants over a 28-year period and found that greater social activity can lower dementia risk. (Medical News Today)

Women no better at multitasking than men, study finds
New research uses two different testing paradigms to compare the multitasking abilities of men and women. The findings counter a long held belief. (Medical News Today)

Nuedexta (dextromethorphan/quinidine)
Nuedexta is a brand-name prescription drug that’s used to treat pseudobulbar affect in adults. It comes as capsules that are taken by mouth. Nuedexta contains two drugs: dextromethorphan and quinidine. Learn about costs, uses, dosage, and more. (Medical News Today)

What to know about brain aneurysms
Brain aneurysms affect 3–5% of people in the U.S. during their lifetime. When they rupture, they can cause a stroke. Learn about their symptoms, causes, and treatment here. (Medical News Today)

'Intensive blood pressure management' may preserve brain health
Intensively controlling blood pressure can improve brain health and reduce the likelihood of developing mild cognitive impairment, new research finds. (Medical News Today)

Could estrogen help treat Parkinson's?
Several studies have hinted at the neuroprotective effects of estrogen. A recent study in mice looks at how it might defend against Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

Focus boosting drugs not worth the risks, studies warn
New research finds that using focus boosting drugs without a prescription has few benefits and may affect memory and sleep quality in the long run. (Medical News Today)

Could activating these immune cells protect against MS?
New research in mice suggests that stimulating a particular group of immune cells could counteract the autoimmune reaction in multiple sclerosis. (Medical News Today)

What causes tingling in the head?
Many things can cause tingling sensations in the head, from respiratory infections to multiple sclerosis. Read about these and more causes in this article. (Medical News Today)

Why do I feel tingling in my face?
Tingling in the face has many potential causes, including some medications and certain health conditions. Learn more about what can cause tingling in the face and how to treat it. (Medical News Today)

Protein discovery could lead to new hearing loss treatments
By identifying proteins that spur the birth of new hair cells in the cochlea, new research in mice paves the way to new treatments for hearing loss. (Medical News Today)

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