How does stress affect the brain?

Oct 20, 2018 by

New research from Harvard Medical School has found that people with high levels of blood cortisol (a hormone released in response to stress) had much poorer memory compared to people with normal levels. In addition, impaired memory was present...

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Researchers find aging brain can still grow, regenerate cells...

Sep 28, 2018 by

A new report published in the journal Cell Stem Cell says that the aging brain can still grow and regenerate new cells....

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Eating fiber can delay brain aging

Sep 20, 2018 by

A new study has found that eating fiber-rich foods, such a broccoli, nuts, oats, beans and whole-grain bread, might help delay brain aging by triggering the production of a short-chain fatty acid that has anti-inflammatory properties.

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Largest brain study identifies driver of brain aging

Sep 12, 2018 by

Researchers studied the brain scans of more than 30,000 people between 9 months old and 105 years old and found that schizophrenia, cannabis use and alcohol abuse are just several disorders related to accelerated brain aging....

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Dementia: Both too much and too little alcohol may raise risk...

Sep 4, 2018 by

A new study of more than 9,000 people over 23 years has found that there is a link between alcohol consumption and dementia risk, but it’s complicated. On one hand, alcohol-related hospital admissions raised the risk of dementia fourfold....

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Existing drug may prevent Alzheimer’s

Sep 2, 2018 by

Researchers have found that taking the drug memantine, which is current used to manage the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, may help prevent it if taken long before the symptoms of the condition appear....

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How young you feel may reflect the true age of your brain

Aug 20, 2018 by

A new study found that older participants who reported feeling younger than their biological age had better scores in memory tests than their peers and were less likely to feel depressed and more likely to feel optimistic about their...

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