Medical News Today: Music makes us enjoy exercise more, finds brain study

Hate going to the gym? A new study may have found a way to make exercise more fun: put on your favorite tune. Researchers reveal that while listening to music during a workout doesn’t increase focus on the task at hand, it does make exercise much more enjoyable. (February 21, 2018) Read the full article […]

The Health Site: Revealed — how human brain got bigger over the years!

Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, and we have the gradual increase in brain size of our ancestors over the past three million years to thank for that, a new study says. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal […]

Bel Marra Health: Brain stem stroke: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

A stroke is the result of an interruption in the blood flow to the brain, depriving it of oxygen and essential nutrients. A brain stem stroke is a stroke that occurs in the brain stem, near the base of the skull and just above the spinal cord. The brain stem is responsible for many crucial […]

New Atlas: Stretchable throat sensor a “game-changer” in stroke treatment

Over the years, we’ve seen all manner of innovations designed to assist the rehabilitation of stroke patients, from adapted Nintendo Wii games to anti-inflammatory drugs, and from stem cell treatments to robotic gloves. Though the idea of using wearable sensors to track patients’ progress is well established (as this sensor suit we reported on in […]

BBC News: Alcohol and dementia: What’s the truth?

There are lots of reasons why drinking too much alcohol on a regular basis is not a good idea. It can damage the liver, the heart and the brain and is bad for our general health – that much is known. That is why UK guidelines advise men and women to drink no more than […]

Forbes: Science reveals more about the secrets of ‘super-agers’

Aging well is a topic most people have a personal interest in—science certainly does. And it’s revealed some interesting findings in recent years, as long-term studies on “super agers” from across the globe have come in. Of the general population, about a third of people above the age of 90 have dementia, and another third […]

NBC News: A better way to deal with those constant interruptions

Life, especially at the office, is just one distraction after another. It’s not uncommon for office workers to be interrupted as much as every three to 11 minutes, studies show. This constant stream of interruptions hurts productivity — unless you know how to deal with it. (February 21, 2018) Read the full article here

Newsmax: Ordinary foods and drinks that fight Alzheimer’s

Scientists worldwide have been searching for a cure for Alzheimer’s for decades with little success. The devastating disease, which is the most common form of dementia, robs victims of their memories and makes them shells of their former selves. But research shows that common foods can offer protection. (February 20, 2018) Read the full article […]

Medical News Today: Fathers, your stress could affect your child’s brain

During his lifetime, a father’s experience of stress can alter his sperm in ways that impact the development of his offspring — including their brains and how they themselves respond to stress. A study that was presented recently at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, held in Austin, […]