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Older Adults See Long-Lasting Cognitive Benefits From Brain Training
2014-01-13 10:57:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from a team of American researchers has found that older adults can experience decade-long cognitive benefits from as few as ten mental training sessions. The study, which was published on Monday in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, also found that additional ‘booster’ sessions could further increase participants’ gains in reasoning ability and speed for processing information. "Showing that training...

2014-01-06 23:23:23

Passages Malibu issues statement on the drug as it grows in recreational popularity. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 On December 16th, Northwestern University released details of a medical study that examined frequent marijuana use and its effects on the teenage brain. The results revealed that teenagers who smoked marijuana everyday for three years showed abnormal changes in their brain structure, and demonstrated poorly on tasks requiring memory-based skills. The changes in brain...

Do Brain Training Games Work
2014-01-02 14:28:29

[ Watch the Video: Brain Training - Does It Really Work? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apps for 'brain training' claim to use games or tasks as a way of enhancing cognitive abilities. However, a new study the Journal of Neuroscience suggests that these games may only improve a person’s capacity to perform the specific training task and lack evidence that this skill translates to other cognitive abilities. Study researchers looked specifically at a brain...

2013-12-18 23:23:45

Randy Skinner, FEED 3 Exec Director, asks for help in providing food for children in Dallas who are dealing with hunger during the holidays. New Donation options available that will provide help and hope to local children. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 During the holidays, while most dream of Santa, tens of thousands of children in the Greater Dallas area will be hungry because they will not be in school. More than 80% of the children in the DISD depend on the school lunch program...

Vegetative Patients Recognize Loved ones
2013-12-17 08:29:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Patients in a vegetative state may be able to recognize photographs of their family and friends, according to a new study published this month in the journal PLOS ONE. Although patients in a vegetative state are awake, can breathe on their own, and appear to go in and out of sleep, they do not respond to what is happening around them, and exhibit no signs of conscious awareness. Since communicating with these patients is...

2013-12-13 23:28:40

The new “ways to prevent dementia” article on the site Healthreviewcenter.com covers signs of memory loss and ways to prevent dementia effectively. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 The new “ways to prevent dementia” article on the website Healthreviewcenter.com delivers 12 warning signs of dementia and 5 ways to prevent dementia that help people understand clearly different aspects of Alzheimer’s and dementia disease. This article is actually suitable for those people who...

2013-12-12 23:32:35

Hand Blown in the foggy redwood coast of Humboldt County, California, every piece of glass is infused with the energy of color to make a one-of-a-kind art piece ready to be adopted. The hand blown glass art is made of heavy and thick quality American made boro. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 “This one-of-a-kind art piece is so unique. With a great use of color and an eye-catching design, no glass bong is alike,” said Fred Stacey, COO of The Marijuana Company (TMC). This...

2013-12-10 23:32:27

The organization supports mental challenges to enhance cognitive reserve, activate new brain cells and improve connections amongst brain cells. “Dementia Express”, a new book written by a practicing award winning physician, uses brain training exercises to sharpen the brain. Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Exercising the brain is as important as exercising the body. Challenges to the brain are beneficial, the only side-effect is increased neurons and better...

2013-12-05 23:00:48

Connecticut is the 4th wealthiest state in the U.S., yet eliminating hunger remains a significant challenge. Hartford, CT (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Today, End Hunger Connecticut!, a statewide anti-hunger and food security organization with headquarters in Hartford, convened community, government, state and national anti-hunger and food security advocates to discuss the economic impact of hunger in Connecticut. Participants worked together to develop strategies on ways to better leverage...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'