Brain Health

The New Zealand Herald: Dietary muscle aid helps brain – scientists

A popular muscle-boosting dietary supplement could also be used to protect our brains, New Zealand scientists have found. Creatine – which in the past has stirred controversy over whether it should be used in professional sports including rugby – might now have a novel new application, thanks to a team of researchers from the University […]

Medical News Today: Exercise improves brain function in young adults

Regular exercise improves brain activity in young adults, says a new study. The conclusion runs counter to the popular belief that because they are in their prime and the peak of their cognitive ability, young adult brains do not benefit from exercise in the same way as older brains. The new study, published in the […]

Psych Central: 3 Ways to Harness Your Brain’s Power & Change Your Life

Between psychology, medical science and neuroscience, we have never known so much about the human mind. Recently I’ve been amazed at the number and quality of studies which are showing us the amount of pure power our brains have; powers that are truly amazing. Powers that change the meaning of the old phrase, “put your […]

News Everyday: Bedtime Alcohol Consumption Causes Poor Sleep: Study

A sip of alcohol before bed is not the key to sound sleep a new study claims, flying in the face of contrary conventional beliefs. According to Time, the study conducted by researchers at Melbourne School of Psychological Sleep Sciences showed that alcohol consumption before bedtime heightened brain activity associated with neuron replenishment and overall […]

Chicago Tribune: Studies show link between hearing loss, mental decline

Hearing loss is so common that it’s long been considered a normal part of the aging process and no great cause for alarm. But studies from Johns Hopkins University have found links between hearing loss, cognitive decline and dementia. That means that it may be a greater health threat than imagined and that measures as […]

Seven Days: Using Yoga as Post-Trauma Therapy

Our full understanding of yoga’s benefits is still evolving. But recent scientific studies confirm what yogis have been saying for more than 2,000 years: The practice can calm and soothe the mind as well as strengthen the body. Those therapeutic properties have led to a new emphasis on yoga for mental health — and some […]

Medical Xpress: How thoughts and behaviour affect mood

The mood swings of people with bipolar disorder are influenced by their thoughts according to researchers. A study by Lancaster University showed that how people interpret everyday experience affects their behaviour and hence mood. The research “Response styles, bipolar risk and mood in students: The Behaviours Checklist” published in Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & […]

Science Codex: VR brain training game can detect mild cognitive impairment

So far virtual reality game-based applications and especially virtual supermarkets have been used as cognitive training applications and as measures of cognitive functions, although it has been shown that they can detect MCI only when used in combination with standardized neuropsychological tests. However scientists from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), the Greek Association of […]

Daily Mail: How your brain can heal your body: Astonishing new research reveals the brain’s ability to rewire itself can conquer pain – and overcome ‘untreatable’ illnesses

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to change its structure and how it works in response to mental activity and experience. For 400 years, the mainstream scientific view was the brain could not change, but was fixed for life when we reached adulthood. At the start of this century, however, scientists began to prove […]