You don’t need to be a doctor or caregiver to someone with a traumatic brain injury to recognize some of the visible symptoms. But new research published in the April 28, 2022 issue of JAMA Network Open indicates that head injuries of any severity may be linked to an increased risk of chronic endocrine, cardiovascular, psychiatric, and neurologic comorbidities.
Cranberry supplements may have a reputation for preventing urinary tract infections, but the sour fruit may have a new health benefit to boast: improved memory and brain function in older adults.
Like many parents, you may be concerned about the effects of using technology—such as tablets and smartphones—right before bed. And with good reason. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have publicly stated that exposure to blue light (and white light, which contains blue light) before bed can make it difficult to both fall asleep and stay asleep.
According to research from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, messages pertaining to morbidity and illness were the most motivating as compared to more typical fitness motivators such as social stigma or obesity, and cost-related concerns.
The effects of chronic stress on the memory center of the brain can be reduced by running. Researchers at Brigham Young University investigated the impact of stress on the connections between neurons in groups of mice who were either sedentary or who ran 5 km per day on a running wheel. The mice who ran every day did not have weakened synapses despite being subjected to stress.
A new study conducted in the UK evaluated the difference a vegetable can make for almost 9000 middle-school and elementary-school children. Not surprisingly, the kids with higher intake of fruits and vegetables fared much better on mental well-being scores than those who at little or no fruits and vegetables on a daily basis.
Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse, Field Hockey…when kids are young it’s all just fun and games but by high school those same sports can become quite serious and even dangerous. Even without the diagnosis of concussion, kids who receive repeated head impact can suffer from cognitive impairment and other forms of neurological damage.
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Just in time for the holidays, the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease published some encouraging news: Minor dietary changes could reduce the decline of fluid intelligence