Tag: brain function

Vitamin B12 boosts your energy… and your brain

Don’t let unreliable testing keep you from taking vitamin B12 supplements, which can give your energy and brain a boost.

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Lutein may protect your brain

If you’re on the older side, a natural compound called lutein has been linked to maintaining the thickness in a critical area of your brain. It’s also been associated with an improved ability to [...]

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Avoid cognitive decline by stopping your brain from shrinking

Study reveals that those seniors whose brains don’t shrink also avoid cognitive decline. Their brains look like those of a young adult in their 20s – and they have the same youthful mental [...]

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Lack of sleep keeps your brain from making new memories

New study out of Germany shows that the brain actually wipes the slate clean as it sleeps at night, and missing even one night of sleep can prevent you from taking in new information.

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Feeling older than you are increases dementia risk

A new study found that people who felt younger than their actual age stayed sharper, while those who felt older had a 30 percent increase in dementia risk.

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Acupuncture helps to combat mild cognitive impairment

Mild cognitive impairment affects many seniors and is often a precursor to Alzheimer’s or dementia. But a study shows that acupuncture may work to slow its progression… without drugs.

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Video games help keep your mind and memory sharp

Pokemon Go has teens and adults alike getting more active than ever, searching the streets for virtual characters. But you’re not too old to be playing video games like this – because they might [...]

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Yoga may help you avoid those “senior moments”

In a new study, a group of elderly patients improved their physical and mental health – including less of those dreaded “senior moments” – with just an hour of yoga a week.

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Hunger impacts your ability to make good decisions

We all know that being hungry can make a pleasant person become a bit testy – but

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Antibiotics stop growth of new brain cells

A new study in mice showed that prolonged use of antibiotics stops the growth of new brain cells in the hippocampus, which is the section of the brain associated with memories.

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