Category: Health

Gray Matter: Zapping Their Brains at Home

Photo Credit Gérard DuBois EARLIER this month, in the journal Annals of Neurology, four neuroscientists published an open letter to practitioners of do-it-yourself brain stimulation. These are people who stimulate their own brains with low levels of electricity, largely for purposes like improved memory or learning ability. The letter, which was signed by 39 other…

Summer Travel and the Zika Virus

Photo An informational sign about Zika greets travelers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in June. Credit Erik S. Lesser/European Pressphoto Agency Health officials have warned pregnant women to avoid travel to the more than 45 countries and territories in which the Zika virus is circulating. Infection during pregnancy can lead to birth defects in infants,…