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Medical News Today: Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days

New research in pigs finds that sugar intake alters the reward-processing circuitry of the brain in a similar way to addictive drugs. Whenever we learn something new or experience something pleasurable, our brain’s reward system becomes activated. With the help of natural brain chemicals, several brain areas communicate with each other to help us learn… Read More »

Brain Is a Brain

Why do so many of us feel compassion for those with dementia and fear those with mental illness? March 11, 2020 by Kitt O’Malley Leave a Comment When I was visiting with my father to celebrate Thanksgiving, he asked me why what he suffers – dementia, a memory disorder, a neurological disorder – is any… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Ex-footballers more likely to develop brain diseases

A couple of years ago I wrote about the brain damage that affects American ­footballers from the physical collisions that are a major feature of the game. Then the same phenomenon appeared in British footballers from the impact of heading the ball. New research continues the story. It has been found that ex-pro ­footballers are… Read More »