Articles relating to 'BRAIN FUNCTION'
When you’re afraid your memory is declining…

brain, dementiaA sunny outlook on life doesn’t just brighten your day in the present – it could also help protect your brain from dementia in the future.

Dementia is a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to affect one’s daily life. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, which affects more than five million Americans … Read More

Does mysterious full moon affect your sleep?

INSOMNIAA full moon might have a link to some strange behaviors and bad luck, but according to a new study, sleep quality isn’t one of them.

Beliefs that the phases of the moon can influence our sleep cycles – and in particular that a full moon makes sleep difficult or causes insomnia has been a popular line of … Read More

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

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