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Walking Reduces Symptoms of Dementia

After six months of hour-long walks three times a week, patients with early symptoms of dementia found it easier to focus and make decisions.

DHA Boosts Elder Brain Function

Researchers have discovered that regularly taking DHA improves brain function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.

Silence De-Stresses the Brain

Studies increasingly link noisy surroundings to stress hormones and cognitive difficulties in children.

Nature’s Colors Aid Focus and Accuracy

Taking 30-second computer breaks to view a photo of a flowering meadow on a rooftop helped college students focus longer and make fewer errors.

Channel-Surfing Couch Potatoes May Lose Cognitive Skills

People that as young adults watched lots of TV and barely exercised had significantly lower cognitive skills later in life.

Feel Young, Live Long

British scientists report that seniors that feel at least three years younger than their chronological age have almost half the early death rate of those that say they feel more than a year older.

Meditation Linked to Telomere Integrity in Cancer Patients

The chromosomal decline common in breast cancer is averted when patients either do yoga and meditate or participate in a therapy support group.

Brain-Lymphatic Discovery May Hasten Science

Scientists have found a set of lymphatic vessels that directly connect the brain to the immune system, opening new dimensions in disease research.

Stress Ramps Up Inflammation

Dwelling on a stressful event—such as a public speaking performance—raises levels of C-reactive protein, an inflammation marker linked to heart disease.

Hatha Yoga Boosts Brainpower

In just two months of three-times-a-week yoga classes, older adults improved their cognitive functions, reaction times and working memory.
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