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2013-05-23 08:27:34

ConAgra Foods Foundation's Hunger-Free Summer Program Gives Children and Families Options to Access Food to Fuel Lives OMAHA, Neb., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the school year draws to a close, for millions of American children the last bell of the year may cause more stress than summer celebration. For them, the end of school does not mean a few months of fun and relaxation. It means they may be at risk of hunger. That's because only 2.3 million children participate in the...

2013-05-22 12:30:57

Unexpected Level of Growth Most Pronounced in Baby Boomers CHICAGO, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report, entitled Spotlight on Senior Hunger, examining the growth of senior hunger in the United States finds that the number of food insecure seniors above the age of 60 has more than doubled to 4.8 million from 2001 to 2011. The report also reveals that the rate of senior hunger has increased over the past decade due largely to the Great Recession. The findings show...

2013-05-22 08:26:17

Groundbreaking SharpBrains Analysis Identifies Four Proven Brain Training Methodologies and Reviews Leading Computerized Programs WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To help clarify the confusing media controversies on whether "brain training" actually works, a new book by independent market research company SharpBrains outlines five key conditions required for brain training to work, based on the analysis of hundreds on scientific studies. "Brain training is rapidly...

2013-05-21 16:28:01

Largest clinical study evaluating durability of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) shows depression patients maintained remission through 52 weeks with the NeuroStar SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New data released today at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association show that the NeuroStar TMS Therapy System(®) induced statistically and clinically meaningful response and remission in patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) during the acute...

Study Shows Where Scene Context Happens In Our Brain
2013-05-21 13:17:48

University of California - Santa Barbara In a remote fishing community in Venezuela, a lone fisherman sits on a cliff overlooking the southern Caribbean Sea. This man —— the lookout —— is responsible for directing his comrades on the water, who are too close to their target to detect their next catch. Using abilities honed by years of scanning the water's surface, he can tell by shadows, ripples, and even the behavior of seabirds, where the fish are schooling, and...

2013-05-17 23:20:24

BrainTrain, Inc., announces the release of four new computerized “brain gyms” for adults. BrainTrain´s Memory and Attention Gyms can be used in conjunction with easy-to-use brainwave biofeedback training. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 BrainTrain, Inc., is proud to announce the release of four new computerized “brain gyms” designed specifically for adults. BrainTrain´s Memory and Attention Gyms are unique in that they can be used in conjunction with...

Electrical Brain Stimulation May Help Boost Math Skills
2013-05-17 11:38:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Oxford University researchers in a new study found that a weak electrical signal can help boost a person's mathematic skills over a period few months. The team wrote in the journal Cell Biology that their technique involves placing electrodes on the scalp of the head and applying random electrical noise to stimulate the part of the brain known to be involved in doing math. The technique, known as transcranial random noise...

2013-05-15 16:28:29

SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Posit Science, the brain fitness company, announced it is supplying online exercises through its BrainHQ platform to AARP for a new AARP service called "AARP Brain Fitness powered by BrainHQ." The service is now live at brain.aarp.org. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130515/NE15027-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130515/NE15027-b ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130515/NE15027-c ) "While many...

2013-05-13 08:31:37

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FEEL Golf Co., Inc. (OTCBB: FEEL) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Intelligent Living Inc., has acquired Mind360, a company which offers a series of scientifically developed online brain games targeted to improve cognitive skills and memory function. The games on Mind360( ) are aimed toward sharpening memory, increasing focus, building logical reasoning skills, increasing alertness and awareness, boosting productivity, and exercising...

Study: Experience Builds Neural Connections, Differentiates Twins
2013-05-10 17:28:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online From Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen to professional hockey players Henrik and Daniel Sedin, identical twins have always captivated the public´s imagination. Although they are genetically identical, anyone who has gotten to know a pair of twins can begin to pick up on the subtle differences that make each person unique. Based on research involving mice twins, a group of German researchers has found an individual´s personal...