Mental Health

Sense of Purpose May Help Extend Life

Whether you’re a caregiver who heals and comforts, an artist striving to bring beauty to the canvas, or an activist who seeks to improve the world, finding a sense of purpose may help extend your life.

Brain Health

TBIs May Increase Risk for Developing Comorbidities

You don’t need to be a doctor or caregiver to someone with a traumatic brain injury to recognize some of the visible symptoms. But new research published in the April 28, 2022 issue of JAMA Network Open indicates that head injuries of any severity may be linked to an increased risk of chronic endocrine, cardiovascular, psychiatric, and neurologic comorbidities.


New Concussion Guidelines for Children

For youth athletes who experience a concussion, “gone are the days of resting in a dark room.” A new multi-site study published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine has found that starting physical activity three days post-concussion is safe and has better outcomes.


Can Fruits and Veggies Reduce Inattentiveness in ADHD?

Eating the recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables is a struggle for most adults, let alone picky kids. But a new study published in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience suggests that a diet high in fruits and vegetables may reduce symptoms of inattention in children with ADHD.


A Breakthrough in Understanding Age-related Memory Loss

Age-related memory loss has been a slow mystery to unravel among the neuroscience community but a new discovery may provide some insight into what causes it.

Research published in the May 20, 2022 issue of the journal Current Biology suggests that, despite experiencing age-related effects at the neuronal level, some people may be resilient to cognitive decline.