Tag Archives: Brain

How team sports change a child's brain

Adult depression has long been associated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory and response to stress. Now, new research from Washington University in St. Louis has linked participation in team sports to larger hippocampal volumes in children and less depression in boys ages 9 to 11.… Read More »

Brain surgery made easier

Visiting a neurosurgeon can be a daunting experience for a patient, whether they are seeking treatment for a history of spinal pain, or for a brain aneurysm that was picked up on a precautionary CT scan. Neurosurgeon Dr Rodney Allan said the last ten years have brought enormous advances in neurosurgery, with more precise operating… Read More »