March 13 to 19 was Brain Awareness Week, a global celebration launched by The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. In recognition, Bel Marra Health has gathered articles with a focus on brain health that include information on blood clots in… Read More
Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute have found a specific hormone that may trigger fat burning. The new study was published in Nature Communications, and it identified a connection between the neuropeptide hormone FLP-7 and serotonin, which led specifically… Read More
Stroke recovery can be improved with a new treatment that creates new nerve synapses – essential for learning – in the brain. Researcher Marcela Pekna explained, “More nerve sprouts and connections between nerve cells are created so that the… Read More
Cognition and brain structure can be affected by dysglycemia – blood glucose abnormalities – in older adults. The researchers conducted a cross-sectional and longitudinal cohort study, examining the association of dysglycemia with cognitive function.
The researchers found that dysglycemia correlated… Read More
Cognition in older adults may be improved with moderate post-lunch napping, according to a study. The researchers analyzed self-reported data on napping habits along with cognitive assessments of older Chinese adults. The participants were categorized into one of the following… Read More
An increased risk of cognitive impairment in older adults has been associated with living in a high-pollution environment. There is a strong push towards reducing air pollution as it is linked to numerous health problems such as heart disease, lung… Read More
A new study has found that runners’ brains, compared to non-runners, show greater connections. What does this mean exactly? The researchers found that runners had greater functional connectivity compared to those who lived more sedentary lives.
The researchers compared brain… Read More
Liver and brain link plays an important role in regulating alcohol consumption. One of the senior investigators Paul Elliott explained, “Alcohol drinking in excess is a major public health problem worldwide and we need to find new ways of… Read More
Brain activity in older adults measured while walking and talking may predict the risk of falls. Study author Joe Verghese explained, “In older people who had no signs of disease that would make them prone to falls, higher levels… Read More
If you’re over the age of 65, you probably have experienced some memory slipups. Maybe you forgot where you parked, or maybe you can’t recall someone’s name, whatever it was, you may notice that these episodes occur more and more… Read More
How we feel about things can be revealed by our stomach. There’s an intimate connection between our brain and our stomach – commonly referred to as the brain-gut connection – that’s hard at work 24/7. As research now shows, those… Read More
Hearing difficulties in older people linked to changes in the attention processes in the brain. Researchers recorded the alpha waves in the brain of 20- to 30-year-olds and 60- to 70-year-olds while they performed a hearing task.
The participants listened… Read More