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Larger brains correlate to greater self-control, cognitive function

4/24/2014 4:27:20 PM - Animals with larger brains have more self control, according to a landmark study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on April 21. The study is the first large-scale investigation into the evolutionary basis of self control, the researchers said. "We talk a lot about...

Man steals brains of dead mental patients to sell on eBay

1/18/2014 - An Indianapolis man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a museum storage facility and stealing jars of human brain tissue collected from mental patients to later be sold on eBay. According to police, David Charles, age 21, repeatedly broke into the Indiana Medical History Museum, which...

Scientific proof that drinking soda makes brains hyperactive

11/20/2013 - Soda pop consumption is on the rise. Before 1950, the standard soft drink was 6.5 ounces. By 1960, the average serving size jumped to a 12 oz can, and today, 20 oz bottles have become the norm. It's easy to fill up a 44 oz foam cup of soda from any American gas station, and free refills are encouraged...

Breast milk improves infants brains - new research shows improved cognition in breastfed babies

6/25/2013 - Breastfeeding improves brain development in newborns. New research published in NeuroImage reported that babies fed with breast milk showed more white matter growth in their brains. These are the areas of the brain that deal with emotions, motor ability and learning language. Those mothers not able...

BPA is deadly to the developing brains of babies in utero, new study shows

3/1/2013 - Scientists from Duke University in North Carolina have identified yet another major threat to human health posed by the plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA). According to new research, babies exposed to BPA in utero, or during their developmental stages in the womb, could experience inhibited central...

Dozens of autism brains at Harvard hospital found rotting after freezer failure

6/20/2012 - The autism research industry experienced a major loss recently after it was discovered that a freezer at the Harvard University-affiliated McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass., had failed. According to reports, one-third of "the world's largest collection of autism brain samples" that were being stored...

Hospitals stored dead children's brains in jars

2/15/2012 - British hospitals secretly removed dead children's brains without parental consent and stored them for more than a decade, The Sun reported in January. The story broke when police visited several parents, including Hannah Cheevers, to tell them that their children's organs had been discovered at...

Sick Brains in Teens - Is There A Root Cause?

2/3/2011 1:43:45 AM - It's been nearly a month since the nation's attention was focused on Tucson, where five were killed and 13 injured , including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, several other shootings missed the mainstream news. Violence seems to be erupting among youths everywhere, from Los Angeles(1) to Omaha(2)...

Bees' brains more powerful than computers

10/27/2010 - A new study set to be published in the journal The American Naturalist has discovered that bees' tiny brains are capable of performing mathematical functions far more quickly and efficiently than even today's most powerful computers. According to the study, bees are able to quickly calculate the shortest...

Scientists report first evidence berries keep brains young, protect from memory loss

8/26/2010 - NaturalNews) As NaturalNews has reported over the past several years, researchers have found that berries are loaded with health-protective properties. For example, these super foods appear to fight cancer, heart disease, infections and more. Now, for the first time, there's remarkable evidence that...

Brains that are relaxed are able to learn and remember better

8/3/2010 - Brains in a state of relaxation are better able to remember new information, according to a study conducted by researchers from the California Institute of Technology and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and published in the journal Nature. Prior studies have already suggested this connection,...

Bogus Science: Medical "Fact" About Aging Brains Shrinking is Wrong

10/10/2009 - As people age, the chance of dementia rises. The most dreaded form of this memory robbing condition is Alzheimer's disease (AD). Already the seventh-leading cause of death in the U.S., the incidence of Alzheimer's is expected to soar as the huge Baby Boomer generation ages. According to the National...

Brains are Shrinking in the Overweight: A Look at Why

9/7/2009 - A new study found that obese people have 8 percent less brain tissue than normal weight individuals, and those who are classified as overweight have 4 percent less brain tissue. Researchers called this "severe brain degeneration" and they found these brains were not only smaller, but that they had...

Hormone Replacement Therapy Makes Brains Shrink

1/21/2009 - Two new studies just published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, have both good news and bad news for women who take or have taken hormone replacement therapy . One study says the hormone treatment isn't linked to small brain lesions which are the first sign of...

The ADHD Scam and the Mass Drugging of Schoolchildren (Transcript)

5/30/2008 - Today I am bringing you news from the world of ADHD, because scientists claim they have found a difference in the brains of children with ADHD versus "normal" children. The brains of these children who have been diagnosed with ADHD were scanned with an MRI machine. They compared 40,000 different points...

What's on your mind for dinner, cow brains?

1/14/2007 - First, a warning: This article may be considered extremely gross or nauseating by some readers. It's about where red meat actually comes from and the mental distortions maintained by people who eat large quantities of animal products. So, a courtesy warning: If you're easily sickened by talk of meat...

Bird brains shrink from exposure to contaminants (press release)

9/19/2006 - The regions in robins' brains responsible for singing and mating are shrinking when exposed to high levels of DDT, says new University of Alberta research--the first proof that natural exposure to a contaminant damages the brain of a wild animal. "These residues have been persisting since the late...

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