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Central obesity linked to brain shrinkage
A recent study has linked central obesity to shrinkage in certain parts of the brain. The question now is whether obesity causes brain shrinkage. (Medical News Today)

Through my eyes: Aphasia
Having experienced a serious brain injury at just 26 years old, I developed aphasia. This is the story of my recovery, and how I relearned everything. (Medical News Today)

Key brain area plays a crucial role in addiction
New research finds that the brain's cerebellum is involved in reward processing and social behavior. The findings shed new light on addictive behavior. (Medical News Today)

Stem cell transplant slows down MS progression
Clinical trial compares stem cell transplantation with existing disease-modifying therapies and finds that the former is more effective at slowing down MS. (Medical News Today)

ALS: A new therapy may be in sight
New research, led by Harvard scientists, identifies a novel potential therapeutic target for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). (Medical News Today)

Experimental drug may prevent Alzheimer's disease
A drug that researchers are testing against a range of conditions might also prevent Alzheimer's. The drug blocks toxic protein buildup in the brain. (Medical News Today)

How do our brains remember?
A new study identifies the way in which the human brain retrieves simple memories and what this might tell us about how we recall past events. (Medical News Today)

How to relieve nerve pain in MS
There are many simple home remedies that can help with multiple sclerosis (MS) nerve pain in the legs, feet, arms, and back. Many remedies will also work on other areas of the body. Learn more about remedies for MS nerve pain here. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of quercetin?
Quercetin is a flavonoid present in many fruits and vegetables. Due to its antioxidant and other properties, it has a variety of health benefits. Learn about them here. (Medical News Today)

Safer sleeping pills keep brain alert to danger
Most currently available sleeping pills are so strong that the people who take them could sleep through the sound of a very loud fire alarm. (Medical News Today)

A lack of deep sleep could indicate Alzheimer's development
Sleep is vital to many aspects of well-being. A new study finds that older adults who are not getting enough quality sleep may be developing Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

Osteoporosis breakthrough: Bone mass increased by 800 percent
A fascinating new study finds that by blocking estrogen in the brains of mice, bone density can be significantly boosted well into old age. (Medical News Today)

Increased intracranial pressure: What to know
Doctors call the pressure inside a person’s skull the intracranial pressure or ICP, and it can increase with a head injury or medical condition, such as fluid on the brain. Here, we discuss the symptoms, causes, treatments, and outlook for increased or elevated ICP. (Medical News Today)

Exercise can help fight off Alzheimer's, but how?
Why does exercise have a protective effect on our memory? A new study conducted primarily in mice identifies a major factor that determines this effect. (Medical News Today)

How do genetic differences affect the risk of bipolar disorder?
Study shows that brains of people with bipolar disorder have less CPG2 protein and ties mutations in its gene with synapse dysfunction in neurons. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: 9 new genetic risk factors found
The largest genetic study of Alzheimer's to date finds nine entirely new genetic locations that contribute to the risk of developing the disease. (Medical News Today)

Raising histamine levels boosts long-term memory
According to a recent Japanese study, boosting histamine levels in the brain can significantly improve performance in long-term memory tests. (Medical News Today)

Nutrient in mother's diet may help fight Alzheimer's in offspring
Generations of mice descended from females whose diet was high in choline had fewer Alzheimer's hallmarks in the brain and better memory function. (Medical News Today)

What to know about ventriculoperitoneal shunt
A ventriculoperitoneal shunt is a medical device that surgeons use to treat hydrocephaly. The article looks at the types, procedure, possible complications, and tips for recovery. (Medical News Today)

Candida infection can reach brain and impair memory
New research shows that the Candida albicans fungus may lead to brain inflammation and impair memory in mice. The results have implications for dementia. (Medical News Today)

13 early signs of Parkinson's disease
People can sometimes miss the early signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease, as they can be subtle and sporadic. In this article, we look at 13 signs of Parkinson's disease to look out for. (Medical News Today)

What to know about femoral neuropathy
Femoral neuropathy refers to any disorder that causes damage to the femoral nerve. These conditions primarily affect the thighs, often causing numbness or pain. Learn more about femoral neuropathy here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about kyphosis
Kyphosis is a condition that results in an abnormal curve in the spine. Often caused by developmental issues or poor posture, it usually affects adolescents and adults, although it can be present at birth. Learn more about what causes kyphosis, how to prevent it, and ways to treat it, including exercises. (Medical News Today)

Innovative brain implant could improve Parkinson's treatment
A novel device able to both record and modulate electrical impulses in the brain may improve treatments for Parkinson's disease and related conditions. (Medical News Today)

Chronic fatigue syndrome: New evidence of immune role
A new study uses an intriguing model to investigate chronic fatigue syndrome. The study gives fresh insight into the role of the immune system. (Medical News Today)

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