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Cardiovascular Health Linked To Cognitive Changes As We Age: Study
2014-08-26 03:22:58

University of Montreal Exercising to improve our cardiovascular strength may protect us from cognitive impairment as we age, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated Institut universitaire de gératrie de Montréal Research Centre. "Our body's arteries stiffen with age, and the vessel hardening is believed to begin in the aorta, the main vessel coming out of the heart, before reaching the brain. Indeed, the hardening may contribute to...

Sugar Could Be The Key To Self Control
2012-11-09 04:58:58

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online I know this sounds counter-intuitive. Possibly bordering on ridiculous. But it is the truth. If you want to boost your self-control, gargle sugar water. This, according to a study that has been co-authored by University of Georgia professor of psychology Leonard Martin. The study was published October 22 in the journal Psychological Science. A simple mouth rinse with glucose will improve your overall self-control. Allow me to explain....

2011-12-06 23:45:29

Testing athletes for concussions may induce mental fatigue in subjects whether or not they have a head injury, according to Penn State researchers. "Testing for a long period of time can induce fatigue," said Semyon Slobonouv, professor of kinesiology. "But at the same time, fatigue is a symptom of concussion. “¦ How do you rule out fatigue if you get fatigued while taking the test?" A standard way to test patients for concussion is to use an hour-and-a-half to two-hour set...

2009-09-25 05:05:17

We can challenge our brains or our bodies, but not both, says study Have you ever sat down to work on a crossword puzzle only to find that afterwards you haven't the energy to exercise? Or have you come home from a rough day at the office with no energy to go for a run? A new study, published today in Psychology and Health, reveals that if you use your willpower to do one task, it depletes you of the willpower to do an entirely different task. "Cognitive tasks, as well as emotional tasks such...

2009-07-07 23:39:31

With patience, there is hope for recovery from methamphetamine addiction, U.S. researchers say. The study, published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, says it takes at least one year for former methamphetamine users to regain cognitive functions like impulse control and attentional focus. We used to think most, if not all, effects of meth addiction were permanent, lead study author Ruth Salo of the University of California, Davis, said in a statement. This study adds to the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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