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Brain activity has role in human aging and longevity
After studying human tissue, mice, and worms, scientists link excessive brain activity to reduced life span and find that its suppression can extend life. (Medical News Today)

New pain-blocking brain mechanism may relieve arthritis
(Medical News Today)

Parkinson's: New treatment approach shows promise in brain cells
A new study suggests an innovative strategy for tackling an enzyme that is typically affected in Parkinson's disease. The findings show promise in neurons. (Medical News Today)

What to know about serotonin syndrome
Serotonin syndrome occurs when a person takes one or more drugs that cause a buildup of serotonin in the body. Find out the causes, symptoms, and treatments of serotonin syndrome here. (Medical News Today)

How does taurine affect the body?
Taurine is an amino acid that occurs naturally in the body. People can also get taurine from supplements and other dietary sources. This article outlines the health benefits and potential risks of taurine. (Medical News Today)

What is a neurologist?
Neurologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the nervous system. Here, learn about the conditions they treat and the procedures they perform. (Medical News Today)

Estrogen exposure may stave off cognitive decline in women
New research suggests that estrogen exposure and hormone replacement therapy can help maintain cognitive health in postmenopausal women. (Medical News Today)

MCI: Should memory tests score males and females differently?
A new study finds that testing memory with sex-specific scores could lead to more females and fewer males receiving a mild cognitive impairment diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

Dementia: Brain mapping method may predict progression
New research shows how frontotemporal dementia progresses and enables scientists to accurately predict how the condition will spread. (Medical News Today)

What to know about delirium
Delirium is a sudden change in a person’s mental function. It often affects older adults or people experiencing alcohol withdrawal. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Looking for links between Parkinson's and bipolar disorder
According to a recent review, individuals with bipolar disorder may have an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life. (Medical News Today)

Key brain protein may be what maintains chronic pain
New research in mice identifies a key protein that may drive the maintenance of chronic pain. The protein is linked with mood, pain, and motivation. (Medical News Today)

Can neurofeedback training increase self-esteem in depression?
A new study suggests that fMRI neurofeedback training can increase self-esteem in people with a history of depression by strengthening brain connectivity. (Medical News Today)

Slow walking speed in midlife linked with faster aging
A new study finds that a slow walking speed at the age of 45 correlates with premature cognitive and physical aging, and that slow gait may predict aging. (Medical News Today)

What are neurotransmitters?
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the nervous system. They influence mood, muscle movement, heart rate, and many other functions. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about acetylcholine
Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in brain and muscle function. Here, we look at what acetylcholine does and describe medical conditions linked with it, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and their treatments. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's disease: Brain immune cells may offer new treatment target
A new study attributes the link between tau protein clumping and brain damage in Alzheimer's disease to brain immune cells called microglia. (Medical News Today)

What are the 12 cranial nerves?
The cranial nerves are a set of twelve nerves that originate in the brain. Each has a different function for sense or movement. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about cervical vertigo
Vertigo refers to a sensation of dizziness or spinning. Cervical vertigo refers to vertigo that results from a certain neck posture or movement. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are migraine auras?
Migraine auras are sensory symptoms, including visual disturbances and physical sensations, that occur during or before a migraine episode. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause toes to go numb?
Toe numbness can be mild and disappear quickly, or it may be longer lasting. Many health issues and conditions cause numb toes, and the treatment depends on the cause. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Existing blood thinner delays Alzheimer's disease in mice
New research in mice suggests that dabigatran, a blood thinning drug, may help delay the development of Alzheimer's by maintaining normal brain blood flow. (Medical News Today)

'New lead' in hunt for better schizophrenia drugs
Existing medications do not address the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. A recent study attempted to track down the source of these symptoms. (Medical News Today)

What causes left sided facial numbness?
Possible causes of left sided facial numbness include stroke, multiple sclerosis, and Bell’s palsy. Learn more about left sided facial numbness here. (Medical News Today)

Menopause symptom may trigger brain fog in breast cancer survivors
(Medical News Today)

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