If passing out means killing brain cells, do getting drunk kill brain cells?

Answer The idea that alcohol kills brain cells has long been promoted. The early temperance writers made this assertion and also insisted that the alcohol in their blood could cause “drunkards” to cat... Read More »

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Does smoking marijuana, kill brain cells, or retard the brain cells?

It does kill brain cells over a long period of time. There are minimal effects to smoking pot. If you start young and continue smoking your entire life then you might be a little dumb. But if yo... Read More »

Can constant anxiety, stress and depression kill off brain cells or cause brain disease?

Is it possible for brain cells to heal by themselves?

Hmm, I had a stroke and had to relearn several motions and grips and functions. So I would venture to say, yes, either healing damage from the clot or creating new pathways as you gain more function.

How many nerve cells are in the human brain?

According to Dr. Eric Chudler of the University of Washington, the average human brain contains 100 billion nerve cells, or neurons. Compare this to the 300 million in an octopus brain and the 950,... Read More »