Yoga can help reduce symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder

Yoga can help reduce symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder

People with generalized anxiety disorder often have excessive and sometimes irrational worry. The worry can be about anything, including, health, money, death, romantic relationship, family...
A possible way to reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s

A possible way to reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s

In the brains of Alzheimer's patients, many of the genes required to form new memories are shut down by a genetic blockade, contributing to...
How hunger affects the mental health of pregnant moms

How hunger affects the mental health of pregnant moms

The mental health of pregnant women can be affected by a range of factors, including partner violence and unemployment. But one of the key drivers...
Some video games are good for older adults

Some video games are good for older adults’ brains

If you're between 55 and 75 years old, you may want to try playing 3D platform games like Super Mario 64 to stave off...
Why the Brain Prevents Us Burning Fat When We Are Dieting

Why the brain prevents us burning fat when we are dieting

A new study may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to...
There may be at least 5 kinds of depression and anxiety

There may be at least 5 kinds of depression and anxiety

Researchers have identified five new categories of mental illness that cut across current diagnoses of anxiety and depression. The five categories, which researchers define by...
Statins could speed up the onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms

Statins may speed up the onset of Parkinson’s disease symptoms

Use of statins may speed up the onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms in people who are susceptible to the disease, according to Penn State...
Alzheimer's disease could be treated with gene therapy

Alzheimer’s disease could be treated with gene therapy

Researchers have prevented the development of Alzheimer’s disease in mice by using a virus to deliver a specific gene into the brain. The early-stage findings,...
How the brain keeps time

How the brain keeps time

Timing is critical for playing a musical instrument, swinging a baseball bat, and many other activities. Neuroscientists have come up with several models of how...
Alzheimer’s disease found to be a diabetic disorder of the brain

Alzheimer’s disease found to be a diabetic disorder of the brain

Researchers at Tohoku University have found a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, by noticing a similarity in the way insulin signaling works in the...
Exercise can help adults better cope with ADHD symptoms

Exercise can help adults better cope with ADHD symptoms

Exercise, even a small amount, can help alleviate symptoms of ADHD in adults, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers. The study,...
Overweight can age your brain 10 years at middle-age

Overweight can age your brain 10 years at middle-age

It is known that overweight has many harmful effects on our health. Such effects include higher risks of stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart...
Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's Diseases share a common crucial feature

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s diseases share a common crucial feature

A Loyola University Chicago study has found that abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease all share a similar ability...
Is the ‘midlife crisis’ a myth

Is the midlife crisis a myth?

While even the best wines eventually peak and turn to vinegar, a new study suggests a paradoxical trend in the mental health of aging...
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Healthy heart in 20s = Healthy brain in 40s

People who take simple steps to keep their heart healthy in young adulthood, such as exercising, eating a healthy diet and controlling blood pressure...

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Our brain can detect disease in others before it breaks out

Throughout human evolution, infectious diseases have become a primary cause of death. The human immune system plays a major role to reduce the harm of...
Smell test may predict early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

Smell test may predict early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), New York State Psychiatric Institute, and NewYork-Presbyterian reported that an odor identification test may prove useful in...
Alzheimer's disease could be treated with gene therapy

Alzheimer’s disease could be treated with gene therapy

Researchers have prevented the development of Alzheimer’s disease in mice by using a virus to deliver a specific gene into the brain. The early-stage findings,...
5 foods that boost your brainpower

5 foods that can boost your brain power

Just as there is no magic pill to prevent cognitive decline, no single food can ensure a sharp brain as you age. Nutritionists emphasize that...
Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's Diseases share a common crucial feature

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s diseases share a common crucial feature

A Loyola University Chicago study has found that abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease all share a similar ability...
Counseling and antidepressants change personality (for the better)

Counseling and antidepressants change personality (for the better)

A review of 207 studies involving more than 20,000 people found that those who engaged in therapeutic interventions were, on average, significantly less neurotic...
An easy way to beat stress and build a healthier life

An easy way to beat stress and build a healthier life

Ten minutes of conscious breathing every day can transform your ‘fight or flight’ reactions. Here’s what to do. Stress is something that we can’t entirely...
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The term and even diagnosis of "depression" can have different meanings and consequences. Depression can be a normal mood state, a clinical disorder, and...
Statins could speed up the onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms

Statins may speed up the onset of Parkinson’s disease symptoms

Use of statins may speed up the onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms in people who are susceptible to the disease, according to Penn State...
These medications may help treat depression

These medications may help treat depression

Depression is a serious medical illness. It is also called “major depressive disorder,” or “unipolar depression”. The disorder affects about 350 million people worldwide and...