Monthly Archives: January 2011

Do you have pain, but worry about the addictive and harmful side effects of pain medication?

Many people suffer from chronic pain and rely on pain medication that is both addictive and have many dangerous side effects. There is hope with the news of a new pain medicine that is non-addictive and no apparent side effects. … Continue reading

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Weekend update news for your brain health: Beauty-Brains, Schmoozing, Blueberries

If you want to improve your brain health and just learn a bit of brain science check out Weekend’s Better Brain Health Breakfast # 7 – and learn about the relationship between beauty and brains, how blueberries can help fight … Continue reading

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Cancer drug improves spinal cord regeneration

A spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury can drastically alter a person’s life. We need to find treatments that can promote better recovery from these type of injuries. New research reported in Science magazine found that a well know … Continue reading

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8 weeks of meditation can change your brain structure – including your hippocampus

Meditation can have many postive effects on your brain health. New research reports that as little as 8 weeks of meditation can change your brain structure. pphttp://www.newsy.com/videos/player.swf?related=http://www.newsy.com/api/get-featured-videos/10/&file=http://www.newsy.com/api/get-video/4627/&video_name= <p style=”font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px; background: transparent; text-align: center; … Continue reading

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Want to improve your attentional control – get in shape

One important aspect of brain health is attentional  control. A new paper finds that in the aging brain attention is linked with aerobic fitness: Employing a version of the Stroop task, we examined whether higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness were … Continue reading

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Loneliness is bad for your brain and general health

Having more and better friends is good for your overall health. In this article in Science magazine they point what the have recently identified: have identified several potentially unhealthy changes in the cardiovascular, immune, and nervous systems of chronically lonely … Continue reading

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First impressions: what counts?

It might come no suprise that beauty counts. In the study, people more accurately described and had a more positive impression of attractive people than those who were less attractive. Likely, people pay attention to other people whom they believe … Continue reading

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