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Tracking Symptoms After Brain Injury

August 2020 Print this issue Health Capsule A fall, car accident, or sports injury can cause a mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion. Most people will recover in a few weeks to months. But some people’s symptoms continue long afterward. Researchers want to better understand why some people’s brains don’t heal after a concussion. This… Read More »

3 Studies Point the Way to Better Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury

The National Institutes of Health supports studies that look for better ways to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. Here are some recent findings: Mental health issues may appear after a head injury. About one in five people may experience mental health issues up to six months after a mild head injury or concussion. Researchers found… Read More »

How Does Sugar Affect the Brain?

Contrary to what some people may think, sugar doesn’t actually increase mental performance. Glucose, a fundamental substance in the correct functioning of the brain, helps us with the most intense intellectual tasks. A drop in glucose levels can lead to poorer performance on tasks involving memory, learning or attention.  So why doesn’t brain performance improve… Read More »

High Fructose Corn Syrup Slows The Brain Down

A study shows how a fructose high diet slows the brain, hampering learning and memory, and how the disruption can be counteracted with omega-3 fatty acids.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCEDOI: 10.1113/jphysiol.2012.230078 Although prior research has shown how the body is harmed by fructose through its role in obesity and diabetes, this study reveals how the brain is… Read More »

‘The brain fog is the worst symptom, like someone pulled the blinds down’ – the struggle of menopause in lockdown

It isn’t a competition – who can have the ‘worst’ Covid-crisis experience? – but a recent survey conducted by the Menopause Hub clearly shows that women who were already experiencing symptoms of menopause are finding the current crisis – and the ways in which it impacts on their physical health, psychological well-being, and availability of… Read More »