A small study found that brain scans of obese teenagers showed signs of damage to the areas of the brain linked to emotion and reward. It’s not clear whether obesity causes the brain damage or vice versa, but researchers believe that it’s related to the disruption of hormones like leptin […]
A 14-year-old girl in Michigan is fighting a life-threatening case of eastern equine encephalitis, a mosquito-borne virus that causes a rare, potentially fatal disease. A woman recently died of EEE in Massachusetts. It’s also been found in mosquitoes in Florida, New York, and Delaware. The disease kills more than 3 […]
Warning: Spoilers ahead for HBO’s “Game of Thrones” season eight. Iain Glen’s wife suffered a brain hemorrhage while he was filming his last ever scene in “Game of Thrones.” In an interview for “Making Game of Thrones,” Glen – who plays Ser Jorah Mormont – said he’d finished rehearsing the […]
Doctors found that a teenage boy’s brain was infected with tapeworm eggs when he came to the emergency room after having intense seizures. Doctors diagnosed him with neurocysticercosis, a parasitic disease that occurs when a person accidentally ingests tapeworm eggs, usually from consuming undercooked food or contaminated water. Although the […]
Drinking too much water can be unhealthy and even lead to death in extreme cases. When you drink more water than your kidneys can handle, you can upset the balance of sodium levels in your blood – this is called water intoxication. Check out the video above to find how […]
We have no choice but to breathe the air around us. But the machines we use and policies that governments enact transform that air. Cars fill the air with the exhaust they pipe out, factories and power plants belch residue into the sky, and city apartment buildings pump out chemicals […]
Scientists recently created the first 3D hologram of the human brain's connections. By better understanding the human brain, we may be better able to fix it.