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Until this point, the long-term effects of oral contraceptive pills have never been studied.

Birth control pills may be making part of your brain smaller

The study provides insights into some potential long-term consequences of oral contraceptive use, but was small and preliminary.
It's not clear whether obesity causes brain changes or vice versa.

Researchers scanned obese teens’ brains and found damage in areas linked to emotion and reward

The small study supports earlier research that obesity is associated with changes in the brain, but which comes first isn't clear.
Vegan diets can be healthy, as long as you make sure you're getting all your nutrients.

A nutritionist claims vegan diets can stunt brain development, but other health experts say plant-based eating is perfectly healthy

She said pregnant women who don't eat meat may be "dumbing down" future generations by skimping on choline. The nutrient is in animals and plants.
Increasing blood pressure, especially in middle age, could lead to a smaller brain later in life.

High blood pressure could make your brain shrink over time, according to new research

People with high blood pressure in their 40s, or with a bigger blood pressure change in their late 30s and 40s, were most at risk.
Regular, heavy cocaine use can have extremely negative consequences.

What cocaine does to your body and brain

Whether it's snorted, smoked, or injected, cocaine enters the bloodstream and starts affecting the brain in a matter of seconds.

Elon Musk finally took the wraps off his new brain microchip company that plans to connect people’s brains to the internet by next year

Elon Musk's secretive brain microchip company held an event on Tuesday night detailing the work it's been doing. Here's everything we learned!

Elon Musk’s company Neuralink plans to connect people’s brains to the internet by next year using a procedure he claims will be as safe an...

Musk said that the Neuralink system could be used to treat brain disorders and that he hoped to achieve "symbiosis with artificial intelligence."
Some data indicates that women's use of porn is increasing.

Scientists scanned people’s brains while they watched porn and found that men and women got equally turned on

The meta-analysis included 1,850 people who were straight, gay, and bisexual. Women may watch less porn because of societal expectations, not science.

Evidence is mounting that psychedelic drugs can help treat diseases. Here are the most promising uses.

There's been a resurgence of interest in psychedelic drugs' potential to treat conditions like depression. Research is beginning to yield new treatments.

Denver just became the first city in the US to decriminalize magic mushrooms. Here’s what they do to your body and mind.

Mushroom's active ingredient is a drug called psilocybin, which has the potential to address conditions like anxiety and depression.