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Brain Stimulation can Improve Short-term and Long-term Memory

A recently published study on 150 adults aged 65-88 years found that transcranial electrical current-based stimulation for 20 minutes over 4 consecutive days had a lasting positive effect on memory. The patients who received this therapy experienced an improvement in both short and long-term memory for at least 1 month in 85-90% of older adults. […]

The Cause of Depression is not Related to a Chemical Imbalance in your Brain

Many of you may have heard, that the serotonin “chemical imbalance” theory of depression was recently put to rest by a group of University College London (UCL) scientists in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. After reviewing decades of research, there’s no evidence that serotonin levels or serotonin activity are responsible for depression, they wrote. In other […]

Non-invasive stimulation of the brain strengthens memories and reduces forgetting in young and elderly adults

Episodic memory refers to the recollection of personal experiences that contain information on what has happened to you and where and when these events took place. This form of long-term memory displays the largest degree of age-related decline. Older adults, for example, have more difficulty recalling what they had for breakfast than do younger adults. […]

Sounding the Alarm for Children’s Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Increasingly, research confirming the negative effects of COVID-19 safety measures on the mental health of children and adolescents is emerging. A Canadian study looking at 2.5 million children and adolescents aged 3 to 17 years found that these children were experiencing increased psychological stress resulting in increased rates of substance use disorders and psychotic disorders. […]

Even Mild Covid May Change Your Brain

A large study published in Nature comparing brain scans from the same individuals before and after SARS-CoV-2 infection suggests that brain changes could be a lingering outcome of even mild COVID-19. Researchers at Oxford University reported that several months after study participants had SARS-CoV-2 infections, they had more grey matter loss, tissue abnormalities, and more […]

The omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are crucial for brain health through all stages of life

The long-chain omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA contribute to many aspects of brain health, DHA provides structure to the membrane and is involved in signalling, connectivity between cells, and neurotransmitter production, among other important actions. EPA and DHA have some common functions and some distinctive ones. DHA is most often associated with brain development, […]

Telemedicine and the Evolution of Remote Health Care

Telehealth has come a long way since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. In 2022, care providers regularly have video conference meetings with patients over the Internet to discuss concerns and give advice. The infrastructure to support this has vastly improved. See how technology can improve your health care. How many times have you […]