Tag Archives: Brain

Eat your leafy vegetables and eggs. It may help keep your brain healthy

Fill up on all those leafy vegetables. A research by the University of Illinois finds a difference in cognitive function between younger and middle-age participants with higher and lower lutein levels. Lutein is a nutrient that the body can’t make on its own but it can be acquired through diet…. Read more »

Mental health matters: Tweaking brain circuits may fight depression

The number of people suffering from depression rose from 8-20% over the past decade. Yet, there are still myths and stigma around mental health issues. Now, in a ray of hope for people suffering from social withdrawal and helplessness behaviour, scientists from the University of California San Diego have linked specific wiring in… Read more »

New biomarkers may help detect brain injury faster

Researchers have identified inflammatory biomarkers which can be used to develop a test that can help detect whether the brain has suffered injury in the first hour of accident. The test can be used on the side of a sports pitch or by paramedics to detect traumatic brain injury —… Read more »

Sure, yoga is good for your health. But do you know how it affects the brain?

Meditation is an activity practiced by millions of people worldwide. But how does it affect your brain? In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in international research on meditation and the findings may not be what you expect. Although the options are many, the purpose is basically the… Read more »

Learning with music is good for you. It can change brain structure, say researchers

Listening to music comes with benefits. Using musical cues to learn a physical task positively impacts parts of the brain that process sound and control movement, according to a new study. The findings, published in the journal Brain & Cognition, may have implications for future research into rehabilitation for patients… Read more »

A Single Workout Session Can Have An Immediate Effect on the Brain

The efficacy and importance of regular exercising is hugely underestimated. The World Health Organistion suggests every adult to indulge in at least 150 minutes of moderate to rigorous intensity activity to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Obesity is one of the biggest perpetrators of lifestyle diseases today and regular exercising is… Read more »

Higher Childhood IQ Linked to Longer Life: Top 5 Foods to Boost Brain Power

While a range of lifestyle factors have been linked to triggering ailments like cancer, diabetes, hypertension among others, experts have now established an unusual link between IQ level and a range of diseases. Experts at the University of Edinburgh in the UK have found that kids with higher intelligence have… Read more »

Experts Identified Brain Chemical That Affects Learning Ability

While cognitive decline is a process tied to age-related degeneration, there are ways and means to slow the process or delay it. According to a study published in the journal Science, a certain chemical messenger in the brain may influence the learning ability in adults. The study was conducted on… Read more »

New 'Brain Training' App May Help Improve Memory in Early Stages of Dementia

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a game that can delay cognitive decline in patients suffering from dementia. The transitional phase between healthy ageing and dementia is known as Amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI). During this period, a person may experience memory problems. It has been seen that cognitive… Read more »

New Study Busts Myth: Menstruation Does Not Affect Your Brain!

It is a common believe that when a women is going through her monthly menstrual cycle she may be moody, less motivated to work or incapable of performing multiple tasks at the same time. However, a new study, conducted by researchers from the University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland, has found evidence that… Read more »