For seniors, weightlifting improves cognitive function

Feb 23, 2017 by

According to a new study from the University of Sydney, gradually increasing muscle strength improve cognitive function for those between 55 and 68....

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Youth football players show brain changes after just one season...

Jan 4, 2017 by

Researchers have identified white matter changes in the brains of kids after head impacts in just one season of playing football—even when there was no diagnosis of concussion....

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Regular exercise may safeguard against memory loss

Jan 2, 2017 by

Researchers have learned that regular exercise may help ward off memory decline for people with vascular cognitive impairment....

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Concussion can now be diagnosed with 95% specificity

Dec 21, 2016 by

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers have shown that the I-Portal Neuro Otologic Test can diagnose concussions with 95% specificity and 89% sensitivity....

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Brain benefitted by exercise—unless there’s been mercury exposure...

Nov 15, 2016 by

Although for most people, aerobic exercise increases cognitive processing and short-term memory, people exposed to high levels of mercury before birth do not reap the same benefits from aerobic exercise....

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Proteins that cause Alzheimer’s may be reduced with diet and exercise...

Sep 28, 2016 by

There’s new evidence that lifestyle factors—specifically a healthy diet and regular exercise—have the potential to reduce the progression of beta-amyloid and tau leading to Alzheimer’s....

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Protein released in response to running improves memory

Sep 4, 2016 by

A study using mice found that running increased the protein cathepsin B, which spurred brain cell growth and improved memory recall after running. Mice lacking the ability to produce cathepsin B could not remember where a particular platform in a water maze was located....

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