Articles relating to 'BRAIN FUNCTION'
Sleep problems? Why napping is good for your health

napping_sleep_better_memoryDoes a poor night’s sleep have you feeling sleepy by midday? Or yawning your way through the morning? Here’s a good excuse to take a nap.

New research has found that the negative health effects of a sleepless night may be remedied by just 40 winks.

In a study involving 11 male participants and published in the Journal Read More

Lift your mood with these healing foods

healing-foodsWhen I’m stressed or feeling down, I’m quick to turn to chocolate – and I don’t stop at the recommended single high-cocoa dark chocolate square! That’s the trouble with emotional eating. Once you start, it’s hard to just say no more.

But there are better ways to get your smile back. The feel-good factor from chocolate is mostly … Read More

This popular alcohol drink really helps your memory…

Beer can help your brain?Every now and then, a glass of wine or beer is such a pleasure. With dinner, it’s that little something extra to toast with or bring out the flavors of your meal. At a pub, sampling a craft brew is a conversation-starter with friends and family.

I’m convinced that an occasional glass of alcohol is good for us. … Read More

4 health tips to fight the winter blues

4 easy tips to combat winter bluesIt’s that time of the year when it seems as though winter has overstayed its welcome, and spring and summer are too far from our reach. The temperatures are colder, the wind can be chilling, and there’s not enough sunlight – it can really leave you feeling down.

But you don’t have to let winter get the best … Read More

Scared about Alzheimer’s? It could be something else

Scared about Alzheimer’s? It could be something elseIt’s the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s, and yet it’s often misidentified and therefore underdiagnosed – to the detriment of many patients.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, what’s called Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) has three distinguishing features that eventually become apparent: Fluctuating alertness and attention resembling delirium, visual hallucinations and Parkinson’s-like … Read More

What a cold sore says about your memory

alzheimer's, memory, brainCold sores are not only unsightly to look at and uncomfortable, they can be a sign of serious health problems.

Previous research on cold sores has found that they can be tied to memory loss, but more recent study has made another conclusion about cold sores and your brain.

A cold sore is a form of the herpes … Read More

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