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Study: Long-Term Space Flight Could Up Brain Volume

(CNN) - According to a new study, long-term space flight could permanently increase an astronaut's brain volume. And that's not a good thing. The findings of the study published on Tuesday in the journal radiology also indicate that the…

Study: COVID Isolation Feels Like Hunger To Brain

(CNN) - There could be a reason you're snacking more than usual during this coronavirus pandemic. Isolation can feel like hunger to the human brain. That's according to a preliminary report from researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.…

Study: Athletes Have Less Brain "Static"

Boston, MA (WHDH) - Sports can apparently help quiet the background noise in your brain. That's from a study the journal Sports Health published on Monday. Researchers say the brain produces electricity that they can listen to for insight…

Hm: Health Benefits Of Blueberries

(CNN) - Recent studies in the journals of Gerontology focused on the health benefits of a favorite fruit... Blueberries. Improvements in cognitive and cardiovascular function have both been attributed to the small fruit. Researchers found that blueberries can help…

Obesity and the Brain

  In Your Health Minute, A new study finds a link between obesity and the structure of your brain. Researchers in the Netherlands looked at…

Excessive Body Fat Linked To Smaller Brain

(CNN) - A new study says there's a link between brain size and excess body fat. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Neurology, says that people who are too heavy, especially around the waistline have shrunken gray matter…

Growing Mini-Brains

(KPRC) Inside a research lab at Houston Methodist, they're growing hundreds of miniature brains from stem cells. They are not using the brains in patients, but instead neuroscientist Dr. Robert Krencik and his team are using…

Could Video Games Increase Your Risk of Dementia?

  Research scientists say it's true. Video games can boost your attention and memory skills. But, they can also harm the brain. Canadian researchers found hard core action game players…

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

  Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the rates of people dying from disease continue to grow. In the last 15 years, deaths from Alzheimer's rose 55%, according to…