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Dec 22, 2014 - New research has found that young children with type I diabetes (T1D) have slower brain growth compared to children without diabetes. The new study, published in Diabetes, suggests that continued exposure to hyperglycemia, or high blood sugars, may be detrimental to a child’s developing brain. “Our results show the potential vulnerability of young developing brains to […]
Dec 22, 2014 - A new symptom comparison chart has just been issued by the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) that helps people recognize the differences between Lewy body dementia (LBD) and Alzheimer’s disease. LBD is a complex, challenging and surprisingly common brain disease that is often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s. The results of this can be devastating, as LBD […]
Dec 22, 2014 - Chronic worriers tend to have a higher-than-average verbal IQ (intelligence quotient), according to new research published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.  However, those who specifically tend to ruminate on past negative social events are also more likely to have a lower-than-average non-verbal IQ. For the study, ...
Dec 22, 2014 - A study of older adults in England found those who had none of their own teeth fared worse in memory and walking speed tests than counterparts who still had some natural teeth.
Dec 21, 2014 - TIMMINS - For some people, the holiday season isn't the most wonderful time of the year. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 20% of Canadians will experience mental illness in their lifetime, which can impact anyone regardless of age, ...and more »
Dec 21, 2014 - Janine Thompson with the Community Response Unit in Prince George says it can be a difficult time for some, particularly those living with a history of mental health or addictions issues. She says an actual chemical imbalance in the brain can lead to a ...
Dec 21, 2014 - A new study has found that higher parental education, which has a protective effect for white youth, actually increases the risk of depression for black youth. The study, from researchers at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), also found that, among high-socioeconomic-status black youth, greater perceptions of being discriminated against cancelled out the protective effects […]
Dec 21, 2014 - Researchers have discovered certain neural markers that can predict childhood generosity. These neural markers appear to be linked to the child’s observation of another’s prosocial (or antisocial) behaviors. Their findings are published online in the journal Current Biology. For the study, neuroscientists at the University of Chicago wanted to ...