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Fibromyalgia Linked to Extensive Brain Inflammation

Fibromyalgia, characterized by chronic, widespread pain is an often-debilitating condition that primarily affects women. While as many as 10 million Americans have fibromyalgia, its cause remains a mystery. Brain scans of fibromyalgia patients have offered hard evidence that the pain they experience is indeed real — mainly because their threshold for tolerating pain impulses is… Read More »

Playing a Musical Instrument Helps Improve Function of the Brain

A study has made an important discovery as to why the elderly can retain listening skills as well as reduce the chances of age-related cognitive decline by playing a musical instrument. This discovery could help with developing brain rehabilitation therapies by way of musical training.[1] It was discovered that learning how to play sounds with… Read More »

Brain ‘signature’ could help to diagnose schizophrenia

People with schizophrenia and their healthy siblings share patterns of brain activity that are different from those seen in individuals with no family history of the disorder, scientists from EPFL have found. Because the siblings do not show schizophrenia symptoms, this brain ‘signature’ could serve as a marker for the early diagnosis of the disorder.… Read More »

Lots of deep sleep can delay onset of dementia because brain ‘washes itself’

Getting a good night’s sleep can delay the onset of dementia later in life, scientists have discovered. How people slumber can be used as a “crystal ball” to predict if they will be hit by Alzheimer’s disease in the future, according to the researchers. Plenty of deep sleep was found to best delay the onset… Read More »