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Can Omega-3 Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease? Brain SPECT Imaging Shows Possible Link

Neuroimaging shows increased blood flow in regions of the brain associated with memory and learning for people with higher omega-3 levels, according to a new report in the Journal of…

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Study Shows Potential New Way to Detect Autism: SPECT Scans Can Be the Key

Autism Accurately Diagnosed with Brain SPECT Imaging Brain Blood Flow Shows Pattern Consistent with Autism COSTA MESA, CA: The diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) relies on history and behavioral…

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New Exciting Research Helps Distinguish Depression and Dementia

Neuroimaging of decreased blood flow in specific regions of the brain can differentiate between depression and cognitive disorders, according to a new report in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Amsterdam,…

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New Research Shows How Marijuana Drops Blood Flow to the Brain. Should You Be Concerned?

Reported rates of marijuana use have more than doubled in the past decade. Medical marijuana is now legal in nearly half of US states and is increasing access to the…

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New Studies Show How Brain Imaging Can Help You

In 1992 I attended an all-day lecture on “Brain SPECT Imaging in Psychiatry,” given by physicians at Creighton University and sponsored by the American Psychiatric Association. The experience was amazing…

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Abnormally Low Blood Flow Indicates Damage to NFL Players’ Brains

Researchers used sophisticated neuroimaging and powerful predictive analytics to reveal decreased blood flow in specific brain regions and correlate these findings with cognitive and behavioral impairment, according to a new…

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Burning More Calories Associated with Greater Gray Matter Volume in Brain, Reduced Alzheimer’s Risk

Whether they jog, swim, garden or dance, physically active older persons have larger gray matter volume in key brain areas responsible for memory and cognition, according to a new study…

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USC Legend Anthony Davis Hopes To Help Chris Brymer Get CTE Evaluation

ABC7 brought to light the story of Chris Brymer, the former star athlete at USC and ex-Dallas Cowboy who is now homeless. His family and ex-wife are questioning whether brain…

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Pioneering Research at Amen Clinics Highlighted in Discover Magazine as 19th of 100 Top Stories in Science for 2015

The prestigious January/February 2016 issue of Discover Magazine lists the replicated pioneering research conducted at Amen Clinics at #19 out of the 100 top stories in Science for 2015 Just…

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SPECT Distinguishes TBI & PTSD Difference

SPECT is once again showing its value by distinguishing the fine line between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in nonmilitary patients, which should lead to better…

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Impaired cognitive function in overweight former football players

Retired football players who are overweight may have greater cognitive deficits than their healthy weight counterparts, suggests a study published online this week in Translational Psychiatry. The results imply that…