10-YEAR HEADACHE: Rosanne Cash On Diagnoses

Neurologic conditions can be very difficult to diagnose—just ask Rosanne Cash. The Grammy award–winning singer/songwriter and daughter of legendary country singer Johnny Cash lived with painful and often debilitating headaches for most of her adult life. It wasn’t until more than a decade of searching that Cash finally discovered her symptoms were caused by a malformation, in which part of the brain is forced downward into the spinal cavity, and an associated syringomyelia, which is a hole that forms in the spinal cord and can fill with fluid.

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Birth control, nicotine, and greens

Memory and the Pill Researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) report that while birth control pills don’t damage

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9 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power with Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo has long been known as a “memory herb” in folklore, but what science – if any – backs up those claims? In fact, new research is now validating the ability of Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) to improve memory and mental dexterity. We hit the books and found the 9 biggest reasons fans of this herb have brain power.

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