Health & Fitness

What Season is It? The Answer Could Affect the Way Your Brain Works

Image credit: Istock Anyone who’s experienced falling spirits in autumn or a springtime bounce in the step knows that the changing seasons can affect mood. But can seasons affect the way your brain works overall? New research suggests that the answer is yes – and that time of year is just as important as time of day when it comes ... Read More »

ADHD in Kids: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know and Understand

There seems to be a never-ending stream of research reports about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD –  the most commonly diagnosed neuro-behavioral disorder in U.S. children –  and how it affects young people. The latest is a study from the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, which found that girls with childhood ADHD were “at a two-fold risk” of becoming obese ... Read More »

Routine Blood Test May Detect Alzheimer’s: Study

A routine blood test that uses a neuroprotective protein as a biomarker may effectively diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, a new study has found. Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel and Harvard University in US have proposed a new biomarker for cognitive ageing and Alzheimer’s disease: activity-dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP), the levels of which can be easily monitored in routine ... Read More »