In a study, diabetics reaped benefits, including improved memory and cognitive function, from following the Mediterranean diet. Those who do not have diabetes also performed better during memory tests after eating foods rich in antioxidants and healthy fats.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 4, 2019
Heat waves might affect a person’s cognitive ability, too. According to a study conducted by Harvard, students who lived in air conditioned dorms during a heatwave answered tests faster and more accurately than students without air conditioning.
Public Health July 12, 2018
A review of the current literature shows chocolate’s potential to improve cognitive performance. Studies show both short- and long-term benefits related to flavanols from coca products.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 30, 2017
A daily dose of yogurt with probiotics has been found to significantly improve the cognitive function of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a new study in Iran revealed. It has also been found to trigger metabolic changes that lead to lower cholesterol levels.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2016
More than 2 million people in the United States are rushed to the emergency room over head injuries. Now, health regulators have approved a screening test that may be helpful in treating head injury patients.
Biotech August 23, 2016
Here's another reason why the Mediterranean diet is good for your health: a new study suggests following this diet can lead to better memory and cognitive function.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 15, 2016
A study presents surprising new findings on bird brains: they maintain up to twice as many neurons as primate brains of the same size. These data on their neuron count and size lend new insight into the intelligence and cognitive abilities of birds.
Animals June 15, 2016
Higher fluctuations in blood pressure may increase the risk of brain function decline, a new study has found. Higher variability in BP readings may signify inconsistent blood flow, which may lead to cognitive problems and other health conditions.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2016
Researchers revealed that hearing aids may potentially boost cognitive function among older adults. They suggest that hearing aids should be strongly recommended to help reduce cognitive impairments of elders.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2016
A new study showed that people 40 years and above should work less than 25 hours or three days a week as longer hours pose negative effects on cognitive ability. Instead, they are encouraged to get part-time jobs.
Life April 21, 2016
People with greater heart rate variability are shown in a study to maintain brains with better executive functioning, thus leading to wiser judgment. But what role do heartbeat fluctuations play in wise decision-making?
Life April 11, 2016
Smoking marijuana every day for five years can impair your verbal memory, a new study revealed. However, experts said marijuana use is not linked to a decline in other cognitive functions.
Life February 2, 2016
A new study found that passive smoking may cause children to suffer from obesity and poor cognition. However, the researchers were not able to find a relationship between passive smoking and diabetes in the young participants.
Life February 1, 2016
Aging is inevitable. It will undoubtedly bring changes to your body but researchers have found that your attitude toward growing old also affects your cognitive and physical health.
Life January 30, 2016
American researchers found students who used standing desks in school had increased brain function. Anecdotal evidence also showed students performed and focused better when using standing desks compared to sitting desks.
Life January 17, 2016
Certain types of video games can benefit the brain. Action video games such as 'Call of Duty,' 'Halo' and 'Destiny' can help improve gamer's cognitive function.
Life October 6, 2015
Prostate cancer patients undergoing hormone treatments may experience impairment of brain functions, according to a new study. How could this finding help improve outcomes?
Life May 12, 2015
The brain is capable of understanding technical concepts — but how? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered the process.
Life March 17, 2015
Scientists have found a new development in Alzheimer’s treatment. A patient without apoE, a gene that is known to become a risk factor for Alzheimer’s if mutated, has shown that the brain can function normally even without apoE.
Life August 12, 2014
A new study has shown bilingual people may have better odds when it comes to brain aging. Research indicates those with bilingual skills show signs of better intelligence and reading ability later in life.
Life June 2, 2014