American Heart Association: Sleep Duration Is Essential Component for Heart and Brain Health

American Heart Association Sleep Duration Is Essential Component for Heart

American Heart Association has added healthy sleep as essential for optimal cardiovascular health. American Heart Association adds sleep to cardiovascular health checklist. The American Heart Association has updated its checklist to measure cardiovascular health. It is now called Life’s Essential 8™ and adds healthy sleep as essential for optimal cardiovascular health. Other health and lifestyle … Read more

How psilocybin, the psychedelic in mushrooms, may rewire the brain to ease depression, anxiety and more | CNN

How psilocybin the psychedelic in mushrooms may rewire the brain

CNN  —  Shrooms, Alice, tweezes, mushies, hongos, pizza toppings, magic mushrooms – everyday lingo for psychedelic mushrooms seems to grow with each generation. Yet leading mycologist Paul Stamets believes it’s time for fans of psilocybin mushrooms to leave such childish slang behind. “Let’s be adults about this. These are no longer ‘shrooms.’ These are no … Read more

I lost half my skull after sinus infection spread to my brain

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A California martial arts instructor had to have half her skull removed after an unchecked sinus infection metastasized throughout her brain. She detailed her cranial catastrophe in a harrowing video with over 7 million views on TikTok. “Surgeons told me I would have been dead within a week if I hadn’t gone to the hospital … Read more

How covid brain fog may overlap with ‘chemo brain’ and Alzheimer’s

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So when Stanford University neuroscientist Michelle Monje began studies on long covid, she was fascinated to find similar changes among patients in both groups, in specialized brain cells that serve as the organ’s surveillance and defense system. “It was really quite striking,” Monje said. In cancer patients undergoing treatment, a malfunction in those same cells, … Read more

Paralysed man communicates first words in months using brain implant: ‘I want a beer’

Paralysed man communicates first words in months using brain implant

A completely paralysed man, who was left unable to communicate for months after losing the ability to even move his eyes, has used a brain implant to ask his caregivers for a beer. Composing sentences at a rate of just one character per minute, the man also asked to listen to the band Tool “loud”, … Read more

Paralyzed man with brain chip says first words in months: ‘I want a beer’

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He wanted some post-op hops. A paralyzed man who was unable to move or communicate for months is now finally able to speak thanks to a state-of-the-art brain-computer interface system. His first words? “I want a beer.” The unnamed 36-year-old patient had been suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive nervous system disease that affects … Read more

Brain Implant Enables Completely ‘Locked-In’ Man to Communicate Again

Brain Implant Enables Completely Locked In Man to Communicate Again

A pair of brain microchips could one day allow those in ‘pseudocomas‘ to communicate whatever they want, a new breakthrough suggests. In a first, a 34-year-old patient who lacked even the most subtle of muscle twitches has used the technology to share a few precious words with his family, using little more than an intent … Read more

What Is ‘Brain Fog’ (and When Is It Serious?)

What Is Brain Fog and When Is It Serious

Photo: Tomsickova Tatyana (Shutterstock) The term “brain fog” can mean many different things, from the afternoon sleepiness you get after a bad night of sleep to the short-term memory loss associated with dementia. Generally speaking, brain fog can consist of memory problems, an inability to focus, or a lack of mental clarity. Although brain fog … Read more

Brain Implant Allows Fully Paralyzed Patient to Communicate

Brain Implant Allows Fully Paralyzed Patient to Communicate

In 2020 Ujwal Chaudhary, a biomedical engineer then at the University of Tübingen and the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering in Geneva, watched his computer with amazement as an experiment that he had spent years on revealed itself. A 34-year-old paralyzed man lay on his back in the laboratory, his head connected by a … Read more

In a first, brain implant lets man with complete paralysis spell out thoughts: ‘I love my cool son.’

In its final stages, the neurological disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) can bring extreme isolation. People lose control of their muscles, and communication may become impossible. But with the help of an implanted device that reads his brain signals, a man in this “complete” locked-in state could select letters and form sentences, researchers report this … Read more