Health

Can a sexual assault jeopardize a woman's brain health?

Traumatic experiences, including sexual violence, have been linked to poor mental and cardiovascular health in women as they age. A new study suggests they may also be linked to indicators of cerebrovascular risk that may ...

Neuroscience

White matter changes in brain found in frontotemporal dementia

Areas of brain damage called white matter hyperintensities are commonly linked to vascular health problems. They have also been linked to Alzheimer's disease. Now a new study has shown that white matter hyperintensities are ...

Diabetes

Prediabetes may be linked to worse brain health

For the study, published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, researchers analysed data from the UK Biobank of 500,000 people aged 58 years on average, and found that people with higher than normal blood sugar ...

Health

Different hormone therapies affect brain function differently

Sex hormones influence the structure and function of the brain, but little is known about the effect of hormone therapies (HT) on changes in the brain during menopause. A new study shows smaller increases in structural brain ...

Neuroscience

Could high blood pressure at night have an effect on your brain?

Most people's blood pressure goes down during the night, which doctors call "dipping." But for some people, especially those with high blood pressure, their nighttime pressure stays the same or even goes up, called "reverse ...

Neuroscience

White matter hyperintensities in RCVS vary over time

(HealthDay)—White matter hyperintense lesions (WMHs) in patients with reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) change over time in a manner that parallels disease severity, according to a study published online ...

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