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Reduce risk of dementia through leisure activities

Dementia poses a risk to us all, but research shows that there are leisure activities that are scientifically proven to reduce risk of dementia.
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Why does thinking make you tired?

Does thinking make you tired or is it all just in your head? Researchers explain why mental labour makes us feel mentally exhausted Physical labour makes us feel physically tired - but can mental labour have the same effect? Although mental labour does not require physical movement, a study published in...
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Smells experienced in nature improve mental health

Smells experienced in nature improve wellbeing and mental health by making us feel more relaxed, joyful, and healthy.
Father home schools son with ADHD

Managing children with ADHD

Children with ADHD less able to multitask as brain works differently to those without, but medication can help.
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Racial discrimination worsens physical and mental health

Experiences of racial discrimination increase the risk of physical and mental illnesses and health disorders for people of colour.
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Players of video games could have enhanced brain activity through gaming

Players of video games show enhanced brain activity – potentially giving them useful life tools in perceptual decision-making.
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People with obesity have a 55% increased risk of developing depression

Long-term, high-fat diets both expand the waistline and shrink the brain, heightening the chances of mental illness for people with obesity.
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How does mindfulness meditation reduce pain in the body?

Mindfulness meditation reduces pain by separating it from the self, where neural circuitry supports mindfulness-induced pain relief

Dancing to groove music improves brain function

Research shows that dancing to groovy music doesn't just make us feel good, it also increases brain function.
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Social isolation can increase risk of dementia by 26%

Social isolation can cause a higher risk of dementia, as it may develop lower brain volume in areas related to cognition.

Octopus’ brain and human brain share the same ‘jumping genes’

A new study has identified a link between genes in both the human brain and the octopus brain which could explain the remarkable intelligence of the invertebrates .
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Improving the lives of people with brain disorders

European Brain Council outlines the priorities for the future when it comes to improving the lives of people with brain disorders.
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AI-Enabled Assessment of Adult ADHD

Prof Marios Adamou OBE and Prof Grigoris Antoniou discuss the problems and solutions of adult ADHD, using an AI-enabled assessment of data.
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Digital biomarker predicts mild cognitive impairment conversion to Alzheimer’s

Digital biomarker can identify which cases of mild cognitive impairment will develop into Alzheimer’s so that early interventions can be put in place to prevent the onset of the disease.

Regenerative therapies for multiple sclerosis: Clues from studying normal brain development

Tara M. DeSilva from the Department of Neurosciences, Cleveland Clinic, walks us through regenerative therapies for multiple sclerosis, including comment on clues from studying normal brain development.
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JPND: Towards a stronger brain health partnership

One of JPND’s key objectives is to fortify its work in brain health partnerships in Europe to better combat the challenges of neurodegenerative disease (ND).
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Researching neurosciences the DeSilva Laboratory

Dr Tara DeSilva discusses her work in neurosciences at the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Cerebral creatine deficiency syndrome through genetic treatments

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechCasting Group, addresses cerebral creatine deficiency syndrome through genetic treatments.
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Neuroscience and health research in Canada

Open Access Government discerns the priorities of the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction, which examines Health research in Canada.
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Consuming cranberries could improve memory and prevent dementia

Including cranberries in your diet has a whole host of benefits - it can improve memory and brain function, lower ‘bad’ cholesterol and prevent dementia.

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