brain damage

New Study Suggests Low Vitamin D Causes Damage to Brain

A new study led by University of Kentucky researchers suggests that a diet low in vitamin D causes damage to the brain. In addition to being essential for maintaining bone health, newer evidence shows that vitamin D serves important roles in other organs and tissue, including the brain. Published in…

NFL and ex-players reach deal in concussion lawsuit

Thousands of former football players and their families reached a settlement with the National Football League on Thursday in a lawsuit that put concussions, and their impact on the brain, under the microscope. The deal calls for the NFL to pay $765 million to fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation, medical…

Ability of Brain to Protect Itself from Damage Revealed

The origin of an innate ability the brain has to protect itself from damage that occurs in stroke has been explained for the first time. The Oxford University researchers hope that harnessing this inbuilt biological mechanism, identified in rats, could help in treating stroke and preventing other neurodegenerative diseases in…

Surgery Destroys Parts of Brain’s “Pleasure Centers” in Attempt to Cure Addiction

A controversial surgical procedure being studied in China attempts to cure addiction by destroying parts of the brain’s “pleasure centers,” Time.com reports. The research is being conducted on alcoholics and people addicted to heroin. The procedure risks permanently damaging a person’s ability to have longings and feel joy, the article…