Category: Brain Health

Baby who has been crying being comforted by a caregiver

April 23, 2018

Spotting Concussions in Babies and Toddlers

Kids and adults can talk about their symptoms, but the littlest ones can’t. Here’s how to spot brain injury.

Babies, Brain Health, Toddlers and Preschoolers

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illustration of a brain with electric waves around it

March 15, 2018

Your Brain, on Electricity

Weak streams of electricity directed into the brain could help conditions such as depression, schizophrenia and chronic pain.

Brain Health, Mental Health

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rows of prescription bottles

January 24, 2018

How Over-the-Counter Sleep Aids Can Hurt Your Brain

Even if a drug is sold as “non-habit-forming,” it could cause symptoms such as confusion and memory loss.

Brain Health, Sleep

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Patient wearing a Optune device

January 22, 2018

New Wearable Device Uses Electric Fields to Treat Glioblastomas

Optune device can prolong GBM life expectancy for an average of three months

Brain Cancer, Brain Health, Cancer, Physicians

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PPD Clinical Trial

June 24, 2017

UNC researchers lead clinical trial evaluating potential treatment ...

A phase 2, double-blind study of the investigational medication, brexanolone, in the treatment of women with severe PPD published in The Lancet. Clinical trials are currently underway at UNC.

Brain Health, Depression, Families, Mental Health, Pregnancy and Maternal Health, Research, Studies, Treatment, Wellness, Women's Health

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Illustration of young child showing brain activity

June 9, 2017

Predicting Autism: Study Links Infant Brain Connections to Diagnose...

In two previous studies, University of North Carolina researchers and colleagues linked infant brain anatomy differences to autism diagnoses at age two. Now they show differences in functional connections between brain regions at 6 months to predict autism at age two.

Autism, Brain Health, Children's Health, Mental Health, News, Publications, Research, Studies

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low shot photo of a woma walking an a trail

June 22, 2015

6 Brain Benefits of Walking

Going on regular walks does not only benefit your physical health, but also your mental health. Read more about the ways that walking has on your brain. [...]

Brain Health

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