Tag Archives: Brain

Obesity and Brain Shrinkage

Carrying excessive weight is bad for your heart, increases your risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, and might decrease your lifespan. But did you ever think that obesity could shrink your brain? Probably not, but according to new research, it may do just that—and potentially reduce your cognitive abilities as you get older. The study,… Read More »

“Push-pull” Dynamic in Brain Network is Key to Stopping Seizures

By Emily Durham Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered that the spreading of seizures through the brain can be suppressed depending on the amount of pressure within the brain, an important discovery that may revolutionize the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy. Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases, affecting people of all ages. There are… Read More »

How an eye test saved my toddler’s life after spotting signs of brain tumor

A mom has dubbed an optometrist a “life-saver” – after he spotted the signs of a rare brain tumor in her daughter. Karen Lee-Johnston, 33, says her two-year-old daughter Erika, known as Boo, would not be alive if it wasn’t for optometrist Aaron Spears who noticed the deadly symptoms. And the widowed mother of three,… Read More »