Tag Archives: Brain

Brain disease found in former NRL players

A disease linked to repeated concussions in American sport has been found in the brains of two former Australian rugby league players. The discovery is the first time Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy has been identified in an NRL athlete. CTE is a degenerative brain disease found in former players of American football, ice hockey, soccer, rugby… Read More »

Eating Nuts During Pregnancy Tied to Brain Benefits in Baby

Eating nuts during pregnancy may lead to improved cognitive ability in children, Spanish researchers report. Their study, in the European Journal of Epidemiology, included 2,208 children. Mothers filled out food questionnaires during the first and third trimesters of pregnancy, and researchers administered tests of motor and intellectual ability when the children were 1 and a… Read More »