Health

Is “pregnancy brain” a thing?

Some women are more forgetful during pregnancy, while others feel the same as before. Scientific evidence shows that some forms of memory function can be impaired during pregnancy, but this is not the case for all cognitive processes. If pregnancy forgetfulness is in fact a thing, we should be careful with how we, as a society, interpret this.

Esketamine, a miracle drug for depression?

Up to 30% of people with depression do not adequately respond to our current treatments. This is a tremendous problem given the detrimental effects of depression on a person’s well-being and their environment. In the past years, Esketamine—a new drug for depression—has emerged, but is it the solution we have been waiting for?

The effects of space travel on the human body

Just last month NASA published a one-of-a-kind twin study, describing what physiological, molecular and cognitive changes could happen to us from exposure to spaceflight hazards. This study proves, once again, the capability of our body to adapt to extreme environments.