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The effects of exercise on cognitive performance

The effects of exercise on cognitive performance

A new British Journal of Psychology study has looked at the details behind how cognitive performance may improve during aerobic exercise. Electroencephalography readings were taken as 24 participants performed a visual working memory task...

Lazy Eye in childhood can affect brain functions

Lazy Eye in childhood can affect brain functions

A research team has discovered that abnormal vision in childhood can affect the development of higher-level brain areas responsible for things such as attention. The researchers from the University of Waterloo, University of British...

Unapproved ingredients in over-the-counter supplements

Bottom Line: Potentially harmful and undeclared pharmaceuticals were identified in more than 700 over-the-counter dietary supplements in an analysis of U.S. Food and Drug Administration warnings from 2007 through 2016. Why The Research Is Interesting: More...

Diet and depression link

Diet and depression link

Does fast food contribute to depression? Can a healthy diet combat mental illness? In an unusual experiment, James Cook University researchers in Australia have found that among Torres Strait Islander people the amount of...

How a common drug causes liver failure

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)  kicks off widespread glutathionylation, researchers find American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology IMAGE: High doses of acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol, can damage the liver. This figure shows how acetaminophen (APAP) is...

Probiotic Bacillus eliminates Staph infections

Probiotic Bacillus eliminates Staph infections

A new study from National Institutes of Health scientists and their Thai colleagues shows that a “good” bacterium commonly found in probiotic digestive supplements helps eliminate Staphylococcus aureus, a type of bacteria that can...