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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 ...

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 ...

Brain Chemical Implicated in Developing Depression

March 27th, 2014
Brain Chemical Implicated in Developing DepressionA new research finding may one day may lead to the development of a new class of antidepressant medications. European researchers discovered, for the first time, that a chemical in the ...

Mentally Tough Job Provides Cognitive Retirement Benefits

March 26th, 2014
Mentally Tough Job Provides Cognitive Retirement BenefitsResearchers have determined that although a mentally demanding job may lead to stress issues during a person’s working career, this type of vocation has a protective effect on ...

Adult Day-Care Improves Caregivers Beneficial Stress Hormones

March 26th, 2014
Adult Day-Care Improves Caregivers Beneficial Stress HormonesResearchers have discovered that family caregivers show an increase in a beneficial stress hormone on days when they use an adult day care service for their relatives with ...

Mice Study Links Sleep Problems to Alzheimer’s

March 19th, 2014
Mice Study Links Sleep Problems to Alzheimer’s Emerging research suggests chronic sleep problems could lead to an earlier onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Sleep problems are often a result of work, insomnia, or a myriad of ...

High-Protein Diet May Prevent Functional Decline in the Elderly

March 13th, 2014
High-Protein Diet May Prevent Functional Decline in the ElderlyA diet high in protein, particularly animal protein, may help the elderly maintain a higher level of physical, psychological and social functioning, according to a new ...

Lower IQ, Poor Fitness in Teen Years Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

March 11th, 2014
Lower IQ, Poor Fitness in Teen Years Linked to Higher Risk of DementiaA new study of more than one million Swedish men found that those who had a lower IQ or poor cardiovascular fitness ...

Death From Alzheimer’s Disease Under-Reported

March 10th, 2014
Death From Alzheimer's Disease Under-ReportedAlzheimer's disease is often under-reported as a cause of death and may contribute to nearly as many deaths as heart disease or cancer, according to a new study published in ...