Staying active as we age is vital for our brain health. But how many lazy (read “sitting”) hours a day are save to help our
Staying active as we age is vital for our brain health. But how many lazy (read “sitting”) hours a day are save to help our
It actually could be. At least, there is a link found between two of them.
The short answer is YES, but with some finer points.
A recent study made a surprising discovery about intelligence.
According to a systematic review and meta-analysis of 11 studies (3.6 million participants), having headaches may increase the risk for dry eye disease. Researchers looked
In our 30s and 40s, our brain starts to shrink, with the shrinkage rate significantly increasing by age 60. You might notice that by forgetting
According to a recent study, people who experience frequent bad dreams in middle age are more likely to be diagnosed with dementia later in life.
At least, according to a recent small Japanese study. In their study researchers had a closer look at the relationship between multiple chemical sensitivities and
A recent randomized, double-blind study found that 20 minutes of non-invasive brain stimulation on consecutive 4 days helps to improve working memory and long-term memory
A recent study showed that not the time spent sitting, but the type of sedentary activity during leisure time impacts the risk of dementia.
A recent study looked at 2 forms of cognitive training that are used to help people with mild cognitive impairment to improve their memory and
According to a recent study, drinking coffee or other caffeinated drink before shopping could lead to purchasing more items and spending more time in the
A recent study not only confirmed the relationship between Alzheimer’s and gut disorders, but also found an explanation for this relationship. It turned out that
According to a recent study, lifestyle seems to be more important than age in cognitive function and future dementia risks across all ages.
The results of a recent study have shown that the non-invasive stimulation of the corneal surface of the eye (also known as Transcorneal Electrical Stimulation)
According to a recent observational study, older people with underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) might have an increased risk of developing dementia. This risk is even higher
According to a recent study, it can, in case of chronic tension-type headache. This type of headache accurs at least 15 days per month and
A recent small study investigated a behaviour of 67 older adults aged 69 (on average) without dementia or any other brain health issues. The participants
According to a recent study, infusions of the local anesthetic lidocaine may be helpful for people with chronic migraine who don’t respond to any other
We already know that diabetes type 2 weakens our brain health and accelerates brain aging. But how strong is this influence compared to the normal
Those who are interested in psychology, know the “Big Five” personality traits: agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, openness and extraversion. Researchers of a recent study were curious
A food pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes, causes a severe illness (listeriosis) that can infect our central nervous system (neurolisteriosis). This infection is fatal in 30% of
It can. At least, according to a recent study. And this influence of antibiotics on the brain health is not really surprising. Previous studies have
A recent British study investigated brain changes in people aged between 51 and 81, caused by COVID-19.
The well-known and widely used drugs to treat anxiety and sleep disorders are benzodiazepines. They are effective and safe if used for a short period
Maybe you first reaction to this question would be: rest as much as possible in a dark room to let your brain recover. And I
Recent review of the existing studies highlighted that both high (daily/near daily) and low (> 2 times a week) frequency cannabis young users were 6
According to a recent small clinical trial, implementing a migraine adapted Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) program helps reduce headache frequency and improves psychological functioning. However,
Some supplements for children might offer a safe solution to minimize the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. Most of supplements have main active ingredients
A recent Swedish study found an independent risk factor of dementia. It turned to be an elevated resting heart rate in people above 60 years
You can objectively determine your brain age based on the reliable measurement, a brain scan. Older-looking brains are normally smaller, with bigger ventricles and thinner
According to a recent study, even short-term exposure to air pollution negatively influences our brain performance and capacity to work.
So far, there is no progress in finding a treatment of Alzheimer’s. Almost all potential current treaments aim to dissolve amyloid plaques in the brain.
According to a recent study, a combination of 2 existing drugs, gemfibrosil and retinoic acid, might not only fight brain damage caused by Alzheimer’s, but
According to a recent small study, the longer and higher exposure to estrogen in middle-aged women, the larger their gray matter volume and the lower
According to a recent small study, too much or too little sleep are both linked to an increased risk of cognitive decline.
A recent study found causal genetic links to the changed blood levels of 3 metabolites that increase the risk of migraine. To refresh your memory,
According to a recent study, people with high blood pressure have older and less healthy brain, increasing the risk of dementia, stroke and heart disease.
A recent study found that a history of migraines predicted an increase in hot flashes during menopause. After analyzing the information of more than 3.300
A question: do migraines cause poor sleep quality or does poor sleep quality cause migraines? Most probably the majority of the migraine sufferers would all
Yes, it is. A recent study proposed a new way to estimate how far a person has progressed toward dementia and how much time is
A recent study seems to find a way to stop the forming of new toxic plaques in the brain. The researchers used hyperbaric oxygen therapy
We know that accumulation of amyloid-beta proteins in the brain is one of the main features of Alzheimer’s. But did you know that the same
Did you know that about 1/5 of the European population is exposed to transportation noise above the recommended level of 55 dB (decibels)? Even if
A recent study examined the relationship between sodium (salt) and duration and severity of migraine attacks. The levels of sodium were measured in 24-hour urine
Actually no. According to a large analysis of existing studies on this topic, evidence that opioids (f.e. hydrocodone, oxycodone, oxymorphone, morphine, codeine, fentanyl) provide pain
Migraine sufferers seem less likely to develop diabetes type II, while some people who develop diabetes, become less sensitive to migraines. So, how possibly can
Many older people have amyloid plaques in their brains but never progress to developing Alzheimer’s disease. It seems that amyloid accumulation on its own is
Good news from science! According to a recent large study, 2 key brain abilities, which allow us to attend to new information and to focus
A lot of people are practicing meditation to calm their minds and to rejuvenate themselves. And it works. But how exactly does meditation influence our
The accumulation of amyloid-beta (Aβ) and tau protein in the brain are the main two features of Alzheimer’s disease. But why do they start to
Migraine in women is usually connected to their menstruation cycle. Its occurance decreases with natural menopause. On the other hand, if we look at the
A recent study gives us another good reason to pay a closer attention to various plants in nature that have a natural compount farnesol as
According to a recent Australian study, higher body fat leads to increased shrinkage of the brain’s gray matter and a greater risk of cognitive decline.
Our brain doesn’t have enough place to store energy. When it needs supply of energy for its increased activity, the brain gives a sign to
According to a recent study there is a strong relation between cognitive decline and a faster rate of bone loss. The study investigated both cognitive
First of all, what exactly is ‘cocktail party problem’? This term describes a difficultly following speech in a noisy environment. So how does this problem
From previous studies we already know that high blood pressure in our mid-life is a strong predictor of dementia in later life. According to a
Dementia is known a disease of old age. But did you know that about 5% of all dementia cases are among people between their 30s
Tremor, slowed movement, rigid muscles and other movement disorders are an example of the symptoms of Parkinson’s. They are the result of the inflammatory response
It’s never too late to start take care of your brain, even when you are in your 80s! According to a recent study, keeping your
A recent study investigated this question in detail. The researchers examined the insurance claims of 379.352 women aged 45+ who were in menopause and found
Previous studies have already established a strong link between gum disease and brain health. Because gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, the
In a recent large study the researchers found that people with stroke had faster decline in their brain health and daily functioning up to 10
What can possibly be good about migraines that cause so much pain and discomfort? Actually, migraines turned out to have a very important role in
There is no cure for dementia. However, about 1/3 of dementia can be prevented through lifestyle changes like healthy diet, moderate exercise, reducing alcohol, no
The retina seems to be one of the most promising indicators for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. The changes in retina can be measured in
Chronic stress is one of the worse amenies for our mental health. It influences tremendiously our mood, our sleep quality, our abilites to think and
CBD (Cannabidiol) from medicinal cannabis is a popular natural remedy for people with neurological diseases, such as brain traumatic injury, Alzheimer’s and MS. Although it
Nature provides us with a wide variation of beautiful medicinal plants that are used in different cultures for health support and disease treatment. Whether the
Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by buildup of two proteins, amyloid beta plaques and tau tangles, which destroy nearby brain cells. A recent study proposes a
According to a recent study, problems with falling asleep in people over 51 years old, is an indication of brain health issues later on. To
First of all, what is NfL? It is a protein called neurofilament light chain. According to a recent study, the increased levels of NfL can
Adults of 65+ with brain health issues are 2 to 3 times more likely to fall compared with those without. Moreover, if they use medication
Diabetes type I is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no hormone insulin, that keeps your blood sugar at the right
Of course, we know that a healthy diet, moderate exercise and no smoking keep us away from various diseases. However, whether they also help when
Our body converts cholesterol into bile acids to break down fatty foods and absorb lipids (fat) by our intestines. According to a recent study, the
Concussion with loss of consciousness seems to have more negative impact on the life quality in the long term than concussion without. A recent large
If you have sleep problems, how do you know that these are related to your REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep? The main characterics of REM
Our brain has an immune system with its microglia cells that aim to protect neurons from any damage. In healthy people microglia cells facilitate the
Does one of your parents have dementia? Than your chance of developing the same disease is increased by 70%! However, according to a preliminary study,
Overweight is one of the widely recognized risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease. But lower BMI seems also to increase a risk of the disease. According
At this moment there is no treatment for dementia. The only way to deal with it is to reduce the risk of developing the disease.
A recent study proposes a model, mapping whole-brain gene activities and their changes during healthy aging and in case of Alzheimer’s disease. To develop the
There are 2 widely accepted types of migraine: with aura and without aura. Migraine with aura is considered to be more dangerous than without aura.
A new large-scale study found that both smoking and cardiovascular disease impact learning and memory throughout adulthood, starting at age 18.
Have you ever thought that our health has a domino effect? Once you get ill with one disease, you suddently have an increased risk for
According to a large recent study, people with familial longevity have resilience to cognitive aging. In other words, you’ll keep your ability to think clearly,
Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by the abnormal accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques and the tau protein in specific brain regions. A recent international study focused on
According to a recent study, older people with vision loss in both near and far vision are 1.7 times more likely to suffer from mild
Actually, no. A recent large-scale longitudinal study showed that all people’s brains shrink eventually, and the rate of this shrinkage didn’t depend on how many
What can you do to reduce the risk of developing dementia? The general advice is: eating healthy, keeping active, reducing alcohol intake and stopping smoking.
Our brain is complex. It has various parts with their own function. On top of that, the brain cells (we have app. 100 billion of
Migraine is a mysterious disease that happens more often in women before menopause. After menopause, fewer women experience migraines. However, at that time, other health
I guess all of us have had some bad night sleep and directly noticed its effect on our mood, our productivity, our memory and thinking.
Light therapy, an exposure to both controlled natural daylight and artificial light of specific wavelengths, is already successfully used to treat mental and sleep disorders.
According to a recent large American study, people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a higher incidence of migraine attackes or severe headaches.
Even small amounts of the common plasticizers BPA (bisphenol A) and BPS (bisphenol S) in our everyday plastic products such as water bottles, plastic tableware
Gum disease (or periodontal disease) begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end, if left untreated, with tooth loss due to destruction of