This won’t be the first time you’ve read news here about the importance of your heart to the health of your brain. Everything from high blood pressure to clogged arteries, diabetes and stroke has been linked to memory loss. Now, researchers are pointing to a growing heart problem that’s giving rise to brain damage and [...]
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For the longest time, the act of yawning puzzled medical researchers. Yawning seems commonplace and insignificant – you feel tired, you yawn. You see somebody else yawn, you yawn. You get bored, you yawn. The problem researchers faced was how to tie these circumstances together and figure out a definitive biological purpose for yawning. When [...]
When it's working at its best, your brain, like the rest of your body, remains on a daily rhythm that synchronizes its cellular activities with the functions of your digestive tract, heart, liver, kidneys and other organs. If those daily rhythms, called your circadian rhythms, weaken or falter then your sleep is disrupted. Your mood [...]
One of the best ways to deal with Alzheimer’s disease? Make sure you never get it in the first place. And one of the more effective methods for lowering your risk of Alzheimer’s disease is to build up your brain health with the right foods. According to researchers at the Rush University Medical Center in [...]
Checking your blood pressure with your own home monitor is a sensible health practice. But, of course, you can't do this while you’re asleep. Now, new research reveals that this might be the most important time to take a blood pressure reading. You see, blood pressure varies over 24 hours and should dip during the [...]
The American Heart Association is reporting on dramatic new evidence that poor psychological health can damage your heart. The new study directly links mental and emotional trauma, stress and negativity to numerous heart problems that can take years off your life. The researchers evaluated 128 studies addressing both psychological wellness and cardiovascular health.1 They first [...]
Are you carrying extra weight around your waist? If so, you’ve no doubt heard how excess weight—especially around the waistline— contributes to numerous health problems, from cardiovascular disease to diabetes. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, say researchers. A new study shows those extra pounds could also be a key indicator of whether [...]
As more people work from home during the pandemic many are reporting an increase in loneliness, snacking more often, and putting on weight. While these aren’t necessarily healthy results of the pandemic, there’s one new habit that is… taking an afternoon nap. In fact, the results of a new study suggest that dozing off, even [...]
Although neuroscientists have spent most of their research efforts investigating how the brain’s neurons affect memory, they recently discovered another type of cell in the brain that’s just as vital for our intellectual abilities. They’re called glial cells, and new research reveals they’re essential for making long-term memories. In fact, the latest research shows that [...]
On any given day, 159 million Americans enjoy a cup of tea. And unlike soft drinks, AKA sugar water, tea is actually good for you, improving bone density, strengthening immunity, and reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers. What’s good for the body is good for the brain, too. Consumed regularly, caffeinated [...]