Articles relating to 'BRAIN FUNCTION'
When tremors and shaking could be something serious

Parkinson's diseaseGood news if you know someone suffering from Parkinson’s disease, the degenerative condition known for its telltale shakes, tremors and difficulty with simple tasks.

A newly discovered gene could lead to an exciting new treatment.

The groundbreaking study of Parkinson’s disease was conducted by the University of California and led by Dr. Ming Guo, a practicing neurologist and … Read More

Why your good night’s sleep may not just be up to you

sleep, sleep, sleepThey say a happy wife makes for a happy life, but what if the happiness of your partner could have an impact on your sleep quality, too?

One new study found that when the wife is happier with her marriage, the spouse’s sleep-wake schedule was more in sync.

The Institute of Medicine estimates that over 50 million Americans … Read More

When a headache could be a warning sign of something else

migraine, strokeA good friend of mine has been at the mercy of her migraines for over a decade. She gets a bad one at least once a month and holes up in her bedroom for the entire day, blinds completely down and the door shut, cutting her off from her family and daily activities. It’s not fun. She’s got … Read More

Why yawning is more important than you think

brain, stressYou yawn when you are tired. Sometimes a yawn might sneak in when you are bored, or because you have just seen someone else do it.

But maybe the question of “why” never really occurred to you.

However, if your inquiring mind ever wanted to know why this involuntary reflex seems to happen at the most awkward times, … Read More

Memory test for Alzheimer’s

memory, alzheimer'sA friend of a mine spends every single weekend at her younger sister’s house to take care of their mom (and give her sister’s family a break). The mom has Alzheimer’s disease, she must be close to 80, and the family is committed to caring for her as long as they can at home. You have to admire … Read More

Feel you’re losing your memory? This could be a simple fix

memory, exerciseHave you completed your recommended 30 minutes of brisk walking today?

Regular exercise is a common theme when it comes to protecting your health as you age. It is beneficial in many ways and supports day-to-day brain function. It turns out, getting that heart rate going boosts your brainpower, improving your overall memory and ability to learn as … Read More

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