Brain and Nervous System
June 17, 2019

The diet that can decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline. Can this diet help to decrease your risk of getting Alzheimer’s?
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April 8, 2019

How a rocking bed makes you sleep better

Ever notice how easy it is to doze off when you’re swaying back and forth in a hammock? Or how effortlessly a baby is lulled to sleep after being rocked? Well, science says there’s a reason why.
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
April 20, 2018

This treatment can make you smart and ease depression

Do you wish you could become smarter before your final exams? Exercise may be the ticket! According to Professor Ronald Duman from Yale University, chronic stress, anxiety and depression are linked to the loss of neurons, the cells that make up the pathways that send messages from your brain to your body. He found that exercise is linked to the growth of new neurons. Dr John Ratey, author of Spark; The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain says that exercise can improve your brain in the short term by increasing your level of focus for two to three…
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Brain and Nervous System
November 9, 2017

Foods that keep your mind sharp

Your brain is a powerful organic machine that constantly operates at a super-high speed. In one way, it works a bit like a scanner: receiving millions of signals from your body every millisecond, your brain needs to filter and manage every signal that comes in, to control movement, thoughts, sensations, bodily functions and social interactions. All of this while calculating and reacting to subconscious stimulus and keeping you alive every second of the day. Phew! To keep this complex machine running at its best, your brain needs fuel - and not just any fuel: certain foods pack a brain-boosting punch, so…
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Healthy LifestyleStudy
November 8, 2017

Three keys to ace your exams this year

A new year means a fresh start! The sooner you tackle studying, the more prepared you are when exams roll around. Where do you get stuck? First, identify the area you need help with. You might have difficulty managing your time and prepping for tests. Maybe it’s memorisation that’s tricky for you. For some, it’s anxiety and nerves before the moment of truth. Figure out your major issue and then work on a fall-back plan. 1. Memorise like a pro Most of us can't store that much information in our short-term memory. At best, you can recall a 7-digit number.…
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Food & nutrition
August 24, 2016

Healthy snacks to boost your memory

And the answer is… The majority of us have had that moment during a test or exam when that fact or calculation that you studied – just last night! – vanishes from your memory. So, is there an answer to this problem? Yes, it’s FOOD! (more…)
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Healthy LifestyleStudy
March 14, 2016

Here’s why these study tips WORK!

“Re-write all of your tips.” “Highlight important sections in your text book.” “Make acronyms so you’ll remember them.” Parents, teachers and your friends will give you lots of studying advice. They all sound like they should work, but do they really? Here are some tips that are scientifically proven to help you remember what you’ve studied. (more…)
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July 9, 2014

An Alzheimer’s blood test? It’ll soon be possible

Scientists say that a blood test that identifies people who are likely to develop Alzheimer’s could be ready to go in two years! But what does that have to do with you or me – isn’t Alzheimer’s something that only old people get? It is, but this test is aimed at spotting the likelihood long before it happens, which is a massive leap when it comes to the condition. The test is 90% accurate and the hope is that an early warning will help to slow the onset, or even stop deterioration. (more…)
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