A new study shows that severe cases of the coronavirus can cause strokes and other neurological issues, or an “altered mental state” for patients.
The research, published in the British medical journal Lancet Psychiatry, looked at a small pool of severe COVID-19 cases. The researchers found more than 100 patients who had either neurological or psychiatric problems from the coronavirus.
Canola oil could cause weight gain and memory loss (Los Angeles Times):
“According to a recent study conducted on mice, just two tablespoons of canola oil per day can cause weight gain and severe progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The new results are calling into question previous recommendations of canola oil as a healthful alternative to saturated fats.
“Canola oil is appealing because it is less expensive than other vegetable oils, and it is advertised as being healthy,” said lead researcher Domenico Praticò, M.D. “Very few studies, however, have examined that claim, especially in terms of the brain.” [Read more…] about Study suggests canola oil is not as beneficial as advertised; sustained use may cause memory problems and brain damage
Could a trip to Mars fry astronauts’ brains? (The Washington Post):
“Brain damage. Memory deterioration. Intelligence loss. This could be your brain on a trip to Mars…The finding, published in the open-source journal Science Advances this month, could throw a wrench in the many ambitious missions aimed at [Read more…] about When flying to Mars, make sure to monitor and enhance brain function (radiation exposure can hurt performance)
Investing in brain health (CNBC):
“No more than 10 years ago, I played for a league where I felt the pressures both internally and externally to return to the field and keep playing no matter what. The words “concussion” and “TBI” (traumatic brain injury) were not frequently used [Read more…] about Brain health, and concussions, start to receive due attention
“A new, easy-to-use EEG electrode set for the measurement of the electrical activity of the brain was developed in a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland…make it possible to attach the electrode set on the patient quickly [Read more…] about Next: Wider use of EEG measurements in emergency care
“The blood-brain barrier is selectively permeable and blocks unwanted molecules from entering into the brain. The selectivity is achieved [Read more…] about Brain Damage, Therapeutics and the Blood-Brain Barrier