Women who survive breast cancer after undergoing chemotherapy may also have to contend with impairments in attention, memory and planning skills, US researchers said.
Men who smoke suffer a more rapid decline in brain function as they age than their non-smoking counterparts, with their cognitive decline as rapid as someone 10 years older but who shuns tobacco, scientists said.
A provocative hypothesis published in a recent set of Science and Society pieces published in the Cell Press journal Trends in Genetics suggests that we are losing our intellectual and emotional capabilities.
US golf player J.B. Holmes had successful brain surgery last week and plans to return to the PGA Tour next year, his manager said.
As Americans grow more aware of the risk of brain injury tied to football - the country's most popular sport - players and coaches are experimenting with the latest technology in a bid to make the game safer.