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Aspirin May Help Protect the Brain From Pollution’s Toll, Study Suggests

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Air Pollution Takes a Toll on the Brain Even short-term exposure to polluted air may impair mental ability in the elderly. Aspirin and other NSAIDs showed some protective effects. Credit…Getty Images May 17, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET Long-term exposure to air pollution… Read More »

Essential Reads: Using Neuroimaging to Visualize the Impact of Maternal Depression on the Developing Brain

When a woman comes in for a consultation regarding the use of medications during pregnancy, we spend most of our time reviewing the potential risks of exposure to medications during pregnancy.  However, we must also include a discussion of the effects of untreated psychiatric illness in the mother on the developing child, for there is… Read More »

Retrain Your Brain How to Smell Again

Loss of sense of smell, a condition known as anosmia, has emerged as a hallmark symptom of COVID-19. It’s estimated that 33.9% to 68% of COVID-19 patients1 — and as high as 98%, according to one study2 — experience some type of olfactory dysfunction, which is often regarded as more of an inconvenience than an… Read More »

How Does Sugar Affect the Brain?

Contrary to what some people may think, sugar doesn’t actually increase mental performance. Glucose, a fundamental substance in the correct functioning of the brain, helps us with the most intense intellectual tasks. A drop in glucose levels can lead to poorer performance on tasks involving memory, learning or attention.  So why doesn’t brain performance improve… Read More »