Every Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know.

Brain degeneration in Huntington’s disease caused by amino acid deficiency
Johns Hopkins neuroscientists believe they have found what causes Huntington’s disease.

MRI reveals genetic activity: Deciphering genes’ roles in learning and memory
Researchers at MIT are attempting to use MRI machines to study genetic material in parts of the brain.

Mindfulness improves reading ability, working memory, and task-focus
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara discuss what benefits to the working memory can come from mindfulness.

Four Sources of Disease-Causing Psychological Inflammation
Psychological stress plays a large role in causing diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Take a look at some of the causes of psychological inflammation.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction for older adults with worry symptoms and co-occurring cognitive dysfunction
Take a look at this new study on how older adults can help treat their anxiety and mood disorders.