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Brain Size and Longevity
Brain Size and Longevity
The newest study around brain size and longevity suggests that mammals with larger brains relative to their body size have a better chance of living longer....
Brain Skills: Ageing and Depression
Brain Skills: Ageing and Depression
Parts of your health such as the effects of ageing are connected to your brain skills and how well you function....
Coping With Parkinson's Disease
Coping With Parkinson's Disease
There's no cure for Parkinson's disease, but there are drugs like levodopa that can help. Deep brain stimulation devices help after levodopa effects wear off and…...
Helping in the Recovery Stages Following a Stroke
Helping in the Recovery Stages Following a Stroke
The days and weeks following a stroke can be very emotional and difficult to adjust to, but providing support for each other may make this transition easier to bear....
How a Fit Body Gives You a Fit Mind
How a Fit Body Gives You a Fit Mind
By exercising for a fit body, you can also exercise for a fit mind, bringing you many benefits to focusing, memory and learning....
How Blood Sugar Affects Memory
How Blood Sugar Affects Memory
Blood sugar doesn't just affect our heart and energy levels but it can also affect memory as well, particularly as we age or if you suffer from diabetes....
How Medications Affect Brain Skills
How Medications Affect Brain Skills
Common medications could be impairing your cognition, reducing your brain skills and affecting the ageing process....
How Smoking Could Thin Your Brain
How Smoking Could Thin Your Brain
A new study suggests smokers may have more thinning of the brain than non-smokers. The consequences could be reduced brain skills....
Magnetic Exposure and Brain Ability
Magnetic Exposure and Brain Ability
The simple application of a magnetic field to a specific region of the brain can severely bias your ability to make moral judgments....
Sleep and Intellectual Performance
Sleep and Intellectual Performance
Sleep deprivation leads to impaired mental functioning across the board, while sufficient rest improves overall intellectual performance and can lead to insights…...
Supplements to Focus Your Mind?
Supplements to Focus Your Mind?
Improving mental clarity and focusing could be helped with some supplements that have shown positive results in research....
What is a Stroke?
What is a Stroke?
Strokes are the third commonest cause of death in the UK. They occur when there's a blocked blood vessel or a bleed in the brain. 80% of strokes are preventable....
What is Parkinson's Disease?
What is Parkinson's Disease?
Parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive neurological disorder, where movement is impaired because of neuron degeneration. The main symptoms are tremor, rigidity…...
What You Can do to Help the Recovery of a Stroke Patient
What You Can do to Help the Recovery of a Stroke Patient
Strokes can be disabling, but with modern techniques, including early recognition of stroke, and multidisciplinary brain stimulation, recovery can be facilitated....
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