seizures

The study found sleep deprivation interfers with the ability of neurons to encode information and translate visual input into conscious thought. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Spacing Out?

Lack of Sleep Causes Mental Lapses: Study Ever sleep poorly and then walk out of the house without your keys? Or space out while driving to work and nearly hit a stalled car? A new study led by a UCLA professor is the first to reveal how sleep deprivation disrupts brain cells’
Read More
Glioblastoma is typically discovered after a patient seeks medical attention for neurological symptoms that have come on suddenly, such as headaches or vision changes. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Warning Signs

Glioblastoma Patients Suffer Headaches Most brain cancers start elsewhere in the body, but one particularly aggressive and uncommon form – glioblastoma – originates in the brain itself. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was recently diagnosed with the disease, which was also blamed for
Read More
Because of its concentrated form, it’s not so easy to just add a sprinkle of powdered caffeine to food or drink without running the risk of overdose. (Photo: YouTube screengrab)

Potent Powders

The Perils of Powdered Caffeine and Alcohol Alcohol and caffeine have joined the ranks of milk, juice and other substances that now come in powdered form. A handful of states have pre-emptively banned the sale of powdered alcohol. But some say powdered caffeine – which is
Read More