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Keep Your Brain Energized and Stress-Proof

By | 2018-04-02T18:37:35+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Brain Science|

Stress is a brain killer. It can jumble your thoughts, make it harder to learn new information, and blur your memory. And as researchers keep delving into the mysteries about how stress can warp health and mess with our minds, they are placing a major focus on its effect on energy production in cells. On the [...]

Hours Spent in Low-Level Light Physically Alter Your Brain

By | 2018-03-12T07:04:33+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Brain Science|

If you find yourself feeling better the last couple of weeks, it could be because spring is just around the corner. During the winter months many people suffer with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). They experience persistently low moods, irritability and lethargy. The condition is thought to be linked to reduced daylight, which disrupts brain hormones [...]

How to Knock a Decade Off The Age of Your Brain

By | 2018-03-02T15:33:48+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Brain Science|

One American in seven takes part in this relaxing yet challenging activity. From the comfort of your armchair it involves nothing more than turning to the back of your daily newspaper with a pen or pencil at the ready. And yet, in one of the largest studies of its kind, the lead researcher says the [...]

Regular Sex Makes Older People Smarter

By | 2018-02-22T16:40:50+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Brain Science|

Considering it’s a universal human activity, it's surprising how little research has been conducted on the relationship between sex and the brain. To fill the void, several researchers from the UK decided to look into the association, if indeed there is one. They discovered that sexually active older adults performed better on cognitive tests, but [...]

This Simple Device Could Soon Be Used to Treat Alzheimer’s

By | 2018-02-12T17:45:56+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Brain Science|

Drug companies have been running in circles and spending fortunes to develop drugs for Alzheimer's disease. Basically, none of them have worked. But researchers at Ohio State have come up with a fairly simple device that could, at the minimum, slow the progress of this devastating disease. It’s already produced significant results for a small [...]

The “Original Memory Herb” is Still Going Strong

By | 2018-02-02T09:37:41+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Brain Science|

Your brain relies on a dependable, sufficient blood supply to keep it operating at its best. And there's a venerable herb that has been shown to help keep that blood supply flowing. It's been used medicinally for thousands of years in China -- which should give you a pretty good idea of how well-respected it [...]

This Diabetes Drug has a Weird Side Effect: Better Memory

By | 2018-01-29T13:52:08+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Brain Science|

The link between dementia and high blood sugar could hardly be more clear. The effect is so pronounced, Alzheimer's has been dubbed type 3 diabetes. Even when your glucose - blood sugar - is well within what doctors call the "normal" range, it impairs brain function and memory. So keeping your blood sugar under control [...]

New Discovery Confirms Link Between Inflammation and Alzheimer’s

By | 2018-01-16T12:13:52+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Brain Science|

Inflammation is a major factor in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Instead of being a short-term protective response initiated by the immune system to ward off pathogens, inflammation can turn into a long-term harmful response that provokes structural damage and cell death. But how exactly does persistent inflammation lead to dementia? The precise mechanism has [...]

This is What Your Cellphone Can Do to Your Brain

By | 2018-01-14T13:46:50+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Brain Science|

If your cellphone dominates your life – if, like most people, you carry it everywhere and you check it continually – this little device could be making significant changes inside your brain. Smartphones were introduced just a little over ten years ago. Now they’re a universal distraction and obsession. According to the Pew Research Center, [...]

This Cooking Oil May Be Damaging Your Brain

By | 2018-01-06T14:13:35+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Brain Science|

If you're like most Americans, you're consuming huge amounts of a cooking oil that can make you more prone to serious memory problems. The food industry wants you to think this oil is a healthy food. But scientists who have taken a clear-eyed look at what it can do to your body tell us that [...]

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