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Brain health

Obesity weighs on Alzheimer's

A new study of people living with Alzheimer's has found being overweight puts more pressure on brain health, possibly leading to accelerated damage.

Food

Flavanols in dark chocolate benefit your brain, heart and mood

Flavanols in dark chocolate have been proven to help the brain, heart and mood, but watch out for the sugar, fats and calories.

Alternative Therapies

Which brain supplements do and don’t work?

With so many so-called brain supplements available, including curcumin, omega-3, vitamin B, caffeine, ginkgo biloba, ginseng and vitamin E, it can be difficult to tell the fact from the fiction.

Brain health

Biogen hits brick wall with potential new treatment for Alzheimer’s

An independent panel advising the US Food and Drug Administration has rejected a potential drug treatment for Alzheimer’s.

Brain health

Your favourite music can send your brain into a pleasure overload: researchers

Your favourite music can send your brain into a pleasure overload, say French researchers excited about the study of ‘chills’ experienced when listening to favourite songs.

Brain health

Are there such things as male and female brains?

Algorithms are able to ‘predict’ sex from brain data with 80 to 90 per cent accuracy. However, the legitimacy of findings is in doubt due to the algorithms’ dependency on head size to make distinctions.

Brain Training

How exercise helps your brain function

Exercising helps your brain health and function in a number of ways. It can help to clear brain fog, stabilise mood, improve memory, neuroplasticity and even help to prevent dementia.

Health

New study reveals why women are more likely to get Alzheimer’s

Around two thirds of Alzheimer’s sufferers are female, says a women’s brain health expert, and while this is often attributed to women living longer than men, her new study may prove otherwise.

Brain health

Study raises fears brain may be affected by COVID-19

A new study from Wuhan in China, the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, suggests this virus affects brain functions.

COVID-19

How to retrain your brain in a crisis

With the outbreak of a global pandemic, it is now more essential than ever to take care of your mental health. Fortunately, there are positive practices that can help you remain grounded, positive and in touch with yourself.

Living in retirement

A way to benefit your brain and your bank balance

Life after retirement can be anything that you want it to be. It’s up to you to set your own goals and chart your own course. Learning can benefit your brain and your bank balance.

Brain Training

Study finds best exercise to stretch your brain

High-intensity interval training and continuous moderate exercise deliver greater mental benefits to the brain than sustained strenuous exercise, a South Australian study has found.

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