Just 25 minutes of yoga, meditation boosts brain function

Oct 24, 2017 by

New research from Canada has found that, compared to reading for 25 minutes, practicing Hatha yoga or mindfulness meditation for just 25 minutes can significantly increase energy levels and boost brain function....

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People with autism less surprised by the unexpected

Oct 22, 2017 by

A study of 24 adults with autism and 25 without, researchers found that those with autism were less surprised by unexpected images in a simple learning task than adults without it....

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Moderate drinking linked to cognitive health

Oct 20, 2017 by

Research on middle-class adults in the U.S. has found that moderate drinking in older adults reduces the risk of cognitive impairments....

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Exercise in childhood may prevent cognitive decline later

Oct 18, 2017 by

A study on rats has found that exercise at a young age may stave off cognitive impairment much later in life by creating a cognitive reserve....

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Heart-healthy middle age tied to lower risk of dementia

Oct 16, 2017 by

Research published in JAMA Neurology shows that risk factors like diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking in middle age may increase the likelihood of having dementia later in life....

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Brain activity is higher in women

Oct 14, 2017 by

Researchers used functional neuroimaging to look at the brains of more than 26,000 adults and found that women have higher activity in several brain regions, including those associated with anxiety, mood and impulse control....

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