New research documents another decline in dementia rates, but experts say the rising numbers of older Americans may halt that trend unless better ways are found to keep brains healthy.

The study shows the rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in people 65 and...

November 5, 2016

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  • Candida auris is a sometimes fatal fungal infection that is emerging globally

  • Seven cases occurred between May 2013 and August 2016 in four states

(CNN)Thirteen individuals have become ill from a serious and sometimes fatal fungal infection p...

October 27, 2016

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Seven years ago Dr. Norman Doidge introduced neuroplasticity to the world – the idea that our brains aren’t rigidly hardwired as was once believed, but that they can change, and can be rewired.  Indee...

October 9, 2015

As part of its ElectRx program, which seeks to heal by treating the body like the electrical system it is, the government agency has awarded grants to seven teams.

DARPA is seeking to treat the human body's physical and psychological ailments in an electrifying new way....

August 13, 2015

As of 2013, 5.2 million Americans had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a severe form of dementia,1 and Alzheimer’s diagnoses are projected to triple by 2050.2,3

Over half a million Americans die from the disease each year, making it the third leading cause of de...

There are many factors that may affect your brain health. Optimal brain health and memory can affected by lack of sleep or a number of other reasons including genetics, level of physical activity, and lifestyle and environmental factors. Studies are now showing how nut...

VA study with 160 Gulf War Veterans will test red, near-infrared light

Following up on promising results from pilot work, researchers at the VA Boston Healthcare System are testing the effects of light therapy on brain function in Veterans with Gulf War Illness.

Veterans...