Reduced cholesterol breakdown may accelerate dementia in men

Jul 27, 2021 by

Researchers at the National Institute on Aging found a link between low serum levels of oxysterols and he progression of dementia in men, but not women. The study was published in the journal PLOS Medicine....

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Cognitive flexibility key to learning and creativity

Jul 22, 2021 by

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have found that cognitive flexibility appears to make people smarter in ways that aren’t always captured on IQ tests. Even in children, cognitive flexibility appears to improve reading abilities and school performance....

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Therapy dogs enhance college students’ thinking skills

Jul 20, 2021 by

A new piece of research from Washington State University has found that programs focused on petting therapy dogs increased the thinking and planning skills of stressed-out college students better than programs that included traditional stress-management information....

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Summer catch-up programs need to focus on teens’ wellbeing, not just academics...

Jul 15, 2021 by

New research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders indicates that it’s just as important that summer programs be focused on helping teens ages 11-6 with loneliness, social contact, parental relationships and mental health as academic progress...

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How exercise helps with ADHD

Jun 29, 2021 by

A growing body of research indicates that exercise may be especially helpful for people with ADHD. Here are some of the reasons why it’s worth noting....

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Healthy hearts may mean better cognitive abilities

Jun 22, 2021 by

A new study of more than 29,000 people living in the United Kingdom found that those with a healthy heart structure and function performed significantly better in cognitive ability tests than those with a less healthy heart structure and...

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Mediterranean diet may reduce dementia risk

Jun 17, 2021 by

A new study has found that the Mediterranean diet may help reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline by helping to prevent the buildup of two proteins and brain-volume shrinkage associated with Alzheimer’s....

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