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Attention Deficit Symptoms in Older People

April 15th, 2014
Attention Deficit Symptoms in Older PeopleAttention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) does not disappear with age, new research shows. A study at the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, finds that ADHD affects about three ...

Green Tea Tied to Better Cognitive Functioning

April 14th, 2014
Green Tea Tied to Better Cognitive Functioning Green tea is known to contain antioxidants and nutrients that many believe enhance health and lower the risk of cancer. New research now finds that green tea ...

Middle Age Workouts Can Lower Dementia Risk

April 10th, 2014
Middle Age Workouts Can Lower Dementia RiskEmerging research suggests regular physical activity in middle age appears to lessen the chance of dementia in later years. University of Eastern Finland researchers found that those who engaged in ...

Satisfaction with ‘Love’ May Change over Time

April 10th, 2014
Satisfaction with ‘Love’ May Change over TimeA new Portuguese study examines the relationship between age and an individual’s satisfaction with their love life. Researchers determined regular churchgoers, married people, or those who enjoy harmonious social ...

Watching Grandkids Helps Grandma Stay Sharp

April 9th, 2014
Watching Grandkids Helps Grandma Stay Sharp  A new Australian program finds that taking care of grandkids one day a week helps grandmothers' mental acuity. Researchers say that is good news for women after menopause, ...

Sleep Deprivation Linked to Cardiac Hospitalizations

April 7th, 2014
Sleep Deprivation Linked to Cardiac Hospitalizations A new study presented at an European Heart conference explains that poor sleep doubles hospitalizations among individuals with the diagnosis of heart failure. Dr. Peter Johansson, first author of ...

Cardio Fitness in Young Adulthood Benefits Cognitive Skills in Mid-Life

April 4th, 2014
Cardio Fitness in Young Adulthood Benefits Cognitive Skills in Mid-LifeEmerging research suggests that young adults who run or participate in other cardio fitness activities may preserve their memory and thinking skills in middle age. "Many ...

Age-Related Hearing Loss Can Influence Personality

April 1st, 2014
Age-Related Hearing Loss Can Influence Personality The aging process, like all life processes, is characterized by change. And while most do not become grumpy old men and women, research does show those older individuals ...

Health in Young Adulthood Influences Cognitive Health in Later Life

April 1st, 2014
Health in Young Adulthood Influences Cognitive Health in Later LifeNew research finds that young adults with high blood pressure and elevated glucose levels have significantly worse cognitive function in middle age. Researchers at University of ...

Plaques Detected in Brain Imaging May Predict Alzheimer’s

March 30th, 2014
Plaques Detected in Brain Imaging May Predict Alzheimer'sBrain imaging with radioactive dye may predict future Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline among adults who have mild to no symptoms, according to a new study by ...