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This 1 Activity Can Improve Your Mood and Mind (and Doesn't Require Money or Extras)

As little as 90 minutes of physical activity a week can supercharge your performance and protect you from cognitive decline.<p>If you're as busy as I am, finding the time to exercise can seem harder than bobsledding up a tree. But according to Dr. Wendy Suzuki, professor of neuroscience and psychology …

TED Talks

Epigenetic analysis: Giving the right name to a tumor

The "Hopp Children's Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg" (KiTZ) is a joint institution of Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD) and the German …

Your Brain Has A Hunger Off Switch, And It May Be Possible To Switch It Off Faster

A new study has located a set of brain cells that control appetite, and activating them by eating more of certain foods could be a key to losing weight.<p>The brain cells are called tanycytes and they’re found in a brain region called the hypothalamus, which plays a crucial role in how our bodies …

Nutrition

Zika Virus Could Actually Be Turned Into a Weapon Against Brain Cancer

So crazy it just might work.<p>News on the emergence of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in recent years has been full of heart-breaking images of infants …

Blood May Indicate Brain Cancer 5 Years Before Diagnosis

Detectable changes in blood may provide a tell-tale sign of brain cancer nearly five years before a person experiences any symptoms, according to a …

‘Sci-fi’ device extends survival for brain cancer patients — for $21K a month

WASHINGTON — It sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in …

Brain cancer: Study sheds light on unexpected link between glioma and blood sugar

Having high blood sugar or diabetes is linked to a higher risk of developing most cancers. However, studies have found that brain cancers such as …

Four-year-old brain cancer patient sees tumour shrink – thanks to cannabis oil

A four-year-old whose parents were told he was dying of an aggressive brain tumour has recovered enough to go to school – thanks to cannabis.<p>William …

Link Found Between Blood Sugar and Brain Cancer

Cancers are more common among people with diabetes. And cancerous tumors in the brain called gliomas are less common among people with elevated blood …

Surgeons Using Scorpion Venom to Illuminate Brain Tumors

Most of us want to avoid scorpions and their venom, and with good reason.<p>But medical researchers have found a way to use scorpion venom to help …

Cancer

Court Ruled That Cellphone Use Caused Man's Brain Tumor

A court in Italy recently made a pretty big ruling on the debated link between cellphones and certain types of brain tumors.<p>The court determined excessive use of a work cellphone caused one man to develop a benign brain tumor. His lawyer said it's the first case he knows of where a court has …

Cancer

British Study Examines Marijuana Ingredient's Ability to Shrink Children's Tumors

British scientists are investigating whether a compound found in cannabis could be used to shrink brain tumors in children.<p>The study of the effects …

Cancer

Cancer: Could Zika Be Used to Treat Glioblastoma—the Deadliest Form of Brain Tumor?

The Zika virus, which has caused birth defects in thousands of children over the last three years, could be used to treat one of the most common and …