Fri04282017

Last updateWed, 01 Oct 2014 1pm

Mental Health

How Play Benefits Your Health, Work, and Family Relationships

Play is not just essential for kids; it can be an important source of relaxation and stimulation for adults as well.

Read more: How Play Benefits Your Health, Work, and Family Relationships

Obama to expand mental health treatment access

Under the new rules insurers must cover mental treatments the same way they cover physical ailments regarding copayments, deductibles, doctor visits and hospitalizations.

Read more: Obama to expand mental health treatment access

Study shows increase in autism cases - CNN (video)

Lead author of a new autism study, Dr. Young Shin Kim, talks about the findings and implications.

Read more: Study shows increase in autism cases - CNN (video)

Nutrition Important for Healing Brain Injuries - WSJ (video)

Food has been found to help traumatic brain injuries among military personnel in the field. Kelsey Hubbard talks to WSJ's Shirley Wang about the new nutritional recommendations from the Institute of Medicine.

Read more: Nutrition Important for Healing Brain Injuries - WSJ (video)

Shedding Light on Bipolar Disorder - WSJ (video)

Amid news that actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has sought help for Bipolar II Disorder, many are eager to know more about the condition. Dr. Igor Galynker, director of the Family Center for Bipolar Disorder at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, sheds light on the disorder. WSJ's Christina Tsuei reports.

Read more: Shedding Light on Bipolar Disorder - WSJ (video)

5 brain healthy ways to boost energy and focus - Amen Clinics (article link)

Do you feel tired and run down during the holiday season? Do you find it hard to stay focused on the task at hand? Are you always reaching for the pot of coffee, an energy drink, or candy to get you through your day?

Stop! These quick-fix energy boosters are actually energy robbers in the long run. They reduce blood flow to the brain, and when the immediate effects wear off, make you feel even more fatigued and mentally foggy.

The next time you need an energy boost, consider some of these natural supplements that support brain health, energy, and focus.

Read more: 5 brain healthy ways to boost energy and focus - Amen Clinics (article link)

10 Tricks to Reboot Your Brain - Prevention (article link)

Feel sharper, concentrate better, and stop brain fog.

Read more: 10 Tricks to Reboot Your Brain - Prevention (article link)

The Neuroscience of the Gut - Scientific America (article link)

Strange but true: the brain is shaped by bacteria in the digestive tract

People may advise you to listen to your gut instincts: now research suggests that your gut may have more impact on your thoughts than you ever realized. Scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the Genome Institute of Singapore led by Sven Pettersson recently reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that normal gut flora, the bacteria that inhabit our intestines, have a significant impact on brain development and subsequent adult behavior.

Read more: The Neuroscience of the Gut - Scientific America (article link)

Fructose on the brain - Amen Clinics (article link)

"For some time now, I have been writing about high fructose corn syrup and how it contributes to obesity. Thanks to a fascinating new brain imaging study, we can see what fructose does in the brain that could be part of the problem."

Read more: Fructose on the brain - Amen Clinics (article link)

Prenatal Pesticide Exposure Bad for Development - ABC News (video)

Scientists say certain chemicals could lower the IQ of your children.

Read more: Prenatal Pesticide Exposure Bad for Development - ABC News (video)

Autism Research Moving Forward - ABC News (video)

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital's Dr. Max Wiznitzer explains.

Read more: Autism Research Moving Forward - ABC News (video)

Boost Your Mental Health - ABC News (video)

Five simple steps that could put you in a positive mood.

 

Read more: Boost Your Mental Health - ABC News (video)

The great debate over gaming - CNN (video)

A report finds children who are pathological gamers may have more depression. Ninette Sosa reports.

 

Read more: The great debate over gaming - CNN (video)

Brain surgery breakthrough - MSNBC (video)

An advanced MRI gives neurosurgeons real-time road map during surgery. WVIT's Diana Perez reports.

Read more: Brain surgery breakthrough - MSNBC (video)

Study: Good-looking people smarter - MSNBC (video)

A new study says that good-looking men and women tend to be more intelligent. NBC's Keir Simmons reports.

Read more: Study: Good-looking people smarter - MSNBC (video)

Health: How video games impact kids - CNN (video)

Do video games have negative affects on children? A new study tried to find out, as Ninette Sosa reports.

Read more: Health: How video games impact kids - CNN (video)

Study: City living 'drains your brain' - CNN (video)

A study shows the distractions of living in a city has a negative impact on people's brains.

Read more: Study: City living 'drains your brain' - CNN (video)

Is alcohol worse than cocaine or pot? - CNN (video)

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with an addiction specialist about a new study ranking the harmfulness of popular drugs.

Read more: Is alcohol worse than cocaine or pot? - CNN (video)

"Good" Cholesterol May Reduce Alzheimer's Risk - CBS News (article link)

"(They) divided them into groups based on their HDL or healthy cholesterol number and found that those with an HDL above 65 were at a 60% lower risk of having Alzheimer's disease. -- we know very clearly that what's good for the heart is also good for the brain and vice versa, so that's one theory."

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/12/14/earlyshow/health/main7148433.shtml

Study Suggests Love Provides Pain Relief - CBSNEWS (video)

Chris Wragge and Early Show medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton examine a new Stanford University study that suggests feelings of love may be effective in relieving pain.

Read more: Study Suggests Love Provides Pain Relief - CBSNEWS (video)