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Mental Muscle: 4 Postures for a Better Brain

While the brain controls the body, the body can also influence the brain, specifically by the feedback it sends up the nervous system. The body and mind largely work together to create our perceptions of the world. Researchers have determined how the brain interprets incoming signals from the rest of the body. Here are a […]
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Laughter May be the Best Medicine for Memory Loss

“Laughter is the best medicine” may be a motto many live their lives by, but a new study found that laughter may actually be the best medicine for age-related memory loss. A new study found that humor may reduce brain damage caused by the “stress hormone” cortisol, which in turn, improves memory. Previous research has […]
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Mild Cognitive Impairment Increases Risk of Death

While memory loss can make day-to-day activities more difficult, a new research study suggests that age-related thinking problems and memory loss can increase the risk of an earlier death.  Study author Maria Vassilaki said in a release, “Currently there is little information about death and the types of memory loss that affect many millions of […]
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Green Tea’s Effect on Cognitive Function is Now Clear

Previous studies have shown the health benefits of green tea, specifically for cognitive development, but the exact reasons why were unclear. However, a new imaging study suggests that green tea appears to boost memory by enhancing functional brain connectivity.     The study, led by Stefan Borgwardt, MD, PhD, from the Department of Psychiatry, University […]
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Not Enough Evidence to Recommend Screening for Cognitive Impairment, USPSTF Says

According to a new review by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), there is insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for cognitive decline in older adults. This review is an update of a previous review, written in 2003, which found insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine screening for dementia in older adults. […]
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The Reason Memory Fades

A new study shows that contact with common types of infections could be associated with memory problems. However, researchers note that further research is needed to draw concrete conclusions. Lead author, Dr. Clinton Wright, scientific director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Miami, said, “We are worried about memory decline. […]
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Amnesia Patients’ Brain Illuminates how Memory Works

Researchers report that a 3-D brain scan of a man who lived with total amnesia for 55 years could reveal clues about what caused his memory loss and how the memory works. Henry Molaison (often referred to as H.M.) underwent brain surgery for epilepsy in 1953 and then lost the ability to store memories. The […]
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Brain Implants for Memory Loss

The Pentagon is continuing its search for new therapies to help brain-injured veterans, including brain implants for memory loss and Transcendental Meditation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In 2001 and 2003, more than 280,000 military service members and veterans had suffered brain injuries. The Department of Veterans Affairs will spend some $4.2 billion annually from […]
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Having Hobbies Could Protect Against Aging in the Brain

Ask Bill Whitaker, 80, anything about cars and he has an answer. He speaks with passion when taking about his prized possessions: a 1954 Hudson Hornet convertible, or his latest purchase, a 2002 Ford Thunderbird with just 1,500 miles on it.     Recently retired, Bill is able to devote his time to collecting and […]
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Give Your Memory a Jolt with Caffeine

Having trouble remember where you left your keys? A double shot of espresso could help. A new study suggests that the same amount of caffeine you would find in a grande latte can enhance long-term memory in humans. “We report for the first time a specific effect of caffeine on reducing forgetting over 24 hours,” […]