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Repeated head impacts, brain injury increase risk for depression, study finds

Repeated head impacts, brain injury increase risk for depression, study finds

Health
June 26 (UPI) -- Head injuries experienced while young may increase a person's risk for depression and dementia decades later, according to a study published Friday by the journal Neurology. In general, those with a history of repetitive head impacts scored 1.24 points higher on a 15-point depression symptom scale than those without a history, the researchers found. Advertisement Study participants with a history of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, had scores up to 0.75 points higher, they said. "The findings underscore that repetitive hits to the head, such as those from contact sport participation or physical abuse, might be associated with later-life symptoms of depression," study co-author Michael Alosco said in a press release. "It should be made clear that this association is likely...
Brain model links herpes virus to development of Alzheimer’s disease

Brain model links herpes virus to development of Alzheimer’s disease

Health
May 6 (UPI) -- Bio-engineered models of the human brain infected with herpes simplex virus-1, or HSV-1, develop many of the same characteristics found in Alzheimer's disease, according to an analysis published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. Engineers and scientists at Tufts University used a 3D human-tissue culture model designed to mimic the components and conditions of the brain to demonstrate a possible causal relationship between sporadic Alzheimer's disease and HSV-1. After infecting neurons in the brain with HSV-1, the researches observed the same amyloid plaque formation, neuronal loss, neuro-inflammation and diminished neural network functioning found in Alzheimer's disease. Treatment of the brain tissue models with the antiviral drug valacyclovir, which commonly is u...

Sports news LIVE: Tottenham players can return to training on Tuesday, Dominic Matteo on brain tumour, ’80 per cent of English clubs to go bust’

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news, views and updates on how the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the sporting calendar. Headlines: Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits some of his players have struggled mentally amid no football Tottenham players will be allowed to return to training on Tuesday Dominic Matteo reveals how support […] talkSPORT
Op-Ed: Don’t let coronavirus market swings hijack your brain

Op-Ed: Don’t let coronavirus market swings hijack your brain

Finance
Our brains are wired to look for danger and react quickly to an approaching attack; however, this most recent threat is invisible, but no less distressing to our primitive brains. Plummeting stock prices are sending some investors over the edge, leading to irrational behavior that has dire long-term financial repercussions.In his book, "Your Money & Your Brain," journalist Jason Zweig explains that financial losses are processed in the same part of the brain that responds to mortal danger. As investors see their investment portfolios plunge and paychecks disappear, an almond-shaped tissue in our brains called the amygdala kicks into high gear. The amygdala plays a crucial role in processing and steering your emotions, such as fear and anger, allowing you to respond quickly to dangerous...
Oilers’ Colby Cave remains in medically induced coma after brain surgery

Oilers’ Colby Cave remains in medically induced coma after brain surgery

Sports
April 9 (UPI) -- Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave remains in a medically induced coma after suffering a brain bleed earlier this week, the team announced Thursday. The Oilers, through Cave's family, provided an update on the forward's condition on their official website. "Colby is still in a medically induced coma. This is giving his brain time to heal and rest from all he's been through," the statement said. "We would like to thank the Oilers organization, the entire hockey community, all of our friends and family, and everyone who has shown us love and support. "We would like to send a big thank you to Colby's critical care team, neurosurgeons and nurses at Sunnybrook Hospital. We appreciate all that you are doing for our Colby." The family of #Oilers & @Condors forward Colby Ca...