Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COPD may cause structural changes within the brain

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a condition impacting nearly 24 million Americans, is often associated with disease-specific fears and avoidance of physical activity. Little is known of the structural brain ...

Neuroscience

Substance abuse reduces brain volume in women but not men

Stimulant drug abuse has long-term effects on brain volume in women, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Brain structures involved in reward, learning and executive control showed vast changes ...

Neuroscience

Mild hearing loss linked to brain atrophy in older adults

A new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania shows that declines in hearing ability may accelerate gray mater atrophy in auditory areas of the brain and increase the listening ...

Neuroscience

Personality may influence brain shrinkage in aging

(PhysOrg.com) -- Psychologists at Washington University in St. Louis have found an intriguing possibility that personality and brain aging during the golden years may be linked.

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