Surprising Ways To Boost Your Brainpower

Surprising Ways To Boost Your Brainpower

The brain is the most powerful organ in the body. It allows you to think and learn. Many say that most people may not be fully utilizing their brainpower. This means there is always room for improvement. Here are some surprising ways you can boost up your brainpower. These are backed up by studies so […]

Study Shows How Green Tea Boosts Brain Cell Production

Study Shows How Green Tea Boosts Brain Cell Production

Green tea has long been known to be quite beneficial in many ways. It is said to help improve memory among other things. Now a study is able to show just how green tea is able to do it. Researchers from the Third Military Medical University in Chongqing, China have discovered just how the chemical […]

Boosting Your Brain Power

Boosting Your Brain Power

´╗┐´╗┐Most people would want to have some improved brain power much like people would want to have improved muscles. But what can one actually do in order to help boost their brain power? Here are some of the simple ways that this can be done. Do routine activities a different way. One of the simple […]

The Brain and The Nervous System

The Brain and The Nervous System

The Nervous systemIf you liken the body to a super computer, the brain would be the CPU which controls are programs or bodily functions. If the brain is the CPU, then the nervous system is perhaps a network of wires and cables where messages are relayed back and forth from the brain to different parts of the body. This is done via the spinal cord which connects the brain and the body, and which contains very fine nerves that branch out throughout the entire body. The brain-to-body message relay …

Aspirin Linked to Brain Microbleeds

Aspirin Linked to Brain Microbleeds

In an article published in Health.com, a Dutch study found an increase in occurrence of microbleeding episodes in the brains of people who regularly take aspirin. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams of 1,062 people showed a 70 percent increase in frequency of microbleeds in those who take aspirin or carbasalate. On the other hand, the researchers found no increased frequency of microbleeds in people taking clot-preventing drugs that act in different ways such as heparin. This is according to …

What Is a Meningioma?

What Is a Meningioma?

A meningioma is a type of tumor that develops from the meninges, the membranes that surround the brain and the spinal cord. While most cases of meningioma are non-cancerous, there are some that can become malignant growths. Even benign meningiomas can affect some people when they exert considerable pressure on the brain tissue or on the spinal cord. Causes of meningioma?The main cause of meningioma is not yet exactly clear. Doctors believe that certain functions in the body changes that can lead…

What Is a Brain Aneurysm?

What Is a Brain Aneurysm?

A brain aneurysm is a condition wherein a bulge develops in a brain artery. Small aneurysms may pose little health risks, considering that they don’t rupture. Some aneurysms may sometimes go undetected and show no symptoms. But there are other considerably large brain aneurysms that may affect and put some pressure on the surrounding brain tissue. A ruptured brain aneurysm can be life threatening and require immediate medical attention. Causes of brain aneurysmsMost brain aneurysms develop as a …

Understanding Amnesia

Understanding Amnesia

Amnesia refers to the condition characterized by the loss portions of memory that is associated with remembering facts, events, and experiences. This loss of memory can be of two types- anterograde amnesia or retrograde amnesia. The former refers to difficulty in recalling recent events and immediate memory as they don’t register or stored into the brain’s long term memory. The latter on the other hand is the inability of a person to recall past memories that may be beyond just common forgetfuln…

More Heads Are Better Than One

More Heads Are Better Than One

There are those individuals who claim to be able to work and think better when they are alone. However, despite these claims, a recent research shows that more heads are better “if the task at hand is solving a logic problem.”In a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (April issue, Vol. 90, No. 4 ), groups of 3-5 people came up with more competent solutions to math-based problems than the best individuals working solo.The studyIn their research, the authors used the…

Top Neurosurgeons in the Washington Baltimore

Top Neurosurgeons in the Washington Baltimore

The Washingtonian Magazine released the list of last year’s top doctors in the Washington/Baltimore area. Over 1,250 doctors responded to the questionnaires asking them whom their family members would turn to in each of 36 specializations. This list is composed of doctors who received the most number of recommendations within their fields. The number is adjusted to account for the geographic distribution.The list includes 5 board certified neurosurgeons: Edward A. Aulisi, Jeff Jacobson, Alexandr…