Ultra-processed foods may exacerbate cognitive decline, new study shows: ScienceAlert

Ultra-processed foods may exacerbate cognitive decline, new study shows: ScienceAlert

Scientists have known for years that unhealthy diets—particularly those high in fat and sugar—can cause harmful changes in the brain and lead to cognitive impairment. Many factors that contribute to cognitive decline are beyond a person’s control, such as genetics and socioeconomic factors. But ongoing research increasingly indicates that a poor diet is a risk … Read more

Research shows that poor sleep quality increases aggression, possibly by affecting emotional cognition

Research shows that poor sleep quality increases aggression, possibly by affecting emotional cognition

A lack of quality sleep can cause aggressive behavior, according to recent longitudinal findings published in the journal Biological psychology. Brain imaging data revealed that the effect may be related to reduced activity in the prefrontal cortex and increased activity in the limbic regions. Good sleep is of utmost importance for the healthy functioning of … Read more

Valley fever symptoms: A fungal infection caused by coccidioides can spread across the US

Valley fever symptoms: A fungal infection caused by coccidioides can spread across the US

Valley fever, a fungal infection primarily found in the southwestern United States, is now likely spreading eastward, across the Great Plains and even north to the Canadian border due to climate change, according to a study in GeoHealth. “As temperatures rise and the western half of the U.S. remains fairly dry, our desert soil will … Read more

My hormones were feeding my unborn baby — and a cyst

My hormones were feeding my unborn baby — and a cyst

A pregnant mother discovered that her baby wasn’t the only thing growing in her belly. Eve Lincoln of Hudson Valley, New York, discovered that her unborn baby was sharing a space with a melon-sized cyst — and her hormones were feeding both the baby and the cyst. When she was seven weeks pregnant with her … Read more

The Difference Between ‘Big T’ And ‘Little T’ Trauma And Why It Matters | Mitzi Bockman

The Difference Between ‘Big T’ And ‘Little T’ Trauma And Why It Matters |  Mitzi Bockman

All traumas are not the same, right? We think of a “Big T” trauma as something huge, such as a death in the family, a divorce, a car accident, war, or bankruptcy, to name a few. It is also considered “Big T” trauma when it has a beginning and an end, such as the examples … Read more

Right Wingers Peddle Anti-Vax BS About MSNBC Host Health

Right Wingers Peddle Anti-Vax BS About MSNBC Host Health

MSNBC Weeks after blaming NFL safety Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest on COVID-19 vaccines, right-wing media personalities decided to train their latest anti-vaxx conspiracy theories on an MSNBC anchor who had just returned to work after a health anxiety. After being “off duty” for a month, Yasmin Vossoughian returned to the air this weekend informing MSNBC … Read more

Can a heart medication prevent violent crimes from happening?

Can a heart medication prevent violent crimes from happening?

Marcin Wisnios Beta blockers slow your heart rate. Doctors prescribe them to patients dealing with cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure, or even to treat psychological problems such as anxiety. They are so effective at calming people down that they are even banned from some sports competitions that require steady, controlled movement, such as … Read more