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Knowing More Than One Language Helps Keep Aging Brain Healthy
2014-06-02 08:28:07

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Edinburgh Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology have found that people who speak two or more languages have long-lasting benefits to their brain health. As part of the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Initiative, the study found that knowing more than one language helps brain health by slowing down cognitive decline from aging even if they acquired the second language in adulthood. It...

2014-04-01 14:14:26

Blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol in 18- to 30-year-olds predicts decline Young adults with such cardiac risk factors as high blood pressure and elevated glucose levels have significantly worse cognitive function in middle age, according to a new study by dementia researchers at UC San Francisco. The findings bolster the view that diseases like Alzheimer's develop over an individual's lifespan and may be set in motion early in life. And they offer hope that young adults may be...

2013-03-26 23:00:30

Findings show that cognitive gains are observed when the training time is limited to a few weeks but as training goes beyond 6 months, the cognitive gain does not plateau but keeps growing. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 CogniFit — Using its extensive and cognitive database, CogniFit found that people who engage in a number of brain training sessions beyond 6 months experience unexpectedly extensive cognitive benefits across a wide range of cognitive abilities. The study also...

Hearing Loss Can Impact Brain Function
2013-01-22 06:03:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by Johns Hopkins finds that older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop cognitive function and memory problems than adults of a similar age whose hearing is normal. This study is significant as the prevalence of dementia is projected to double every 20 years because of the world's aging population so identifying the factors and understanding the pathways that lead to cognitive decline and dementia in older...

Evolution Of Intelligence And Brain Disorders Were Genetic Accident
2012-12-03 16:39:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of Scottish researchers say that they have made a breakthrough discovery, locating the moment in evolutionary history when intelligence and the ability to reason first appeared in our earliest ancestors. They also say that the root cause of many brain disorders can also be traced back to the same genetic events. According to Seth Grant, the lead researcher on the study and a professor of molecular neuroscience at University...

Smoking Linked To Cognitive Decline
2012-11-28 10:37:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There´s an overwhelming body of evidence that smoking contributes to cancer, lung disease, heart disease, low birth weight and other health issues. Now, new research from King´s College London is showing that picking up that cigarette is also associated with mental decline such as forgetfulness and slower thinking. And for those over 50, smoking can lead to accelerated decline in brain function. Published today in the...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.