Does poor oral health impact brain function?

Oral health can be a surprisingly good indicator of a person's well-being. Not only can oral diseases reduce a person’s quality of life, but they can also increase the risk of other serious conditions

Does poor oral health impact brain function?Researchers have linked gum disease and tooth loss to the occurrence of stroke. An article published in the Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology in 2010 concluded that gum disease could raise a person’s risk of heart disease by around 20%. It is, however, necessary to carry out more research in these areas. Teams at […]

New study proves that drinking tea may improve brain health

A recent study revealed that regular tea drinkers have better-organised brain regions compared to non-tea drinkers

New study proves that drinking tea may improve brain healthMost of us are aware of the fact that tea has immense health benefits. Perhaps, one increasingly popular tea choice is green tea, which is considered the healthiest beverage on the planet. Research has shown that green tea can offer a wide range of health benefits because it is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. Some […]

Wearing neck ties can reduce brain function, finds study

Ties are something of a standard office-wear for men, from call centers to investment banks. But a new study warns the accessory could be hampering their work performance by compressing veins that are key for blood flow to the brain

Wearing neck ties can reduce brain function, finds studyLatest research has shown that wearing a neck tie isn’t such a good idea after all! Researchers have noted that constricting neckwear such as neckties can cause reduced blood flow to the brain and thus it can reduce the proper functioning of the brain. The latest study results appear in the journal Neuroradiology.  These type […]

Seafood offers vital nutrient for expectant moms and babies

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in foods including fatty fish and flaxseed, may be best known for their link to heart health, but they're also vital for pregnant women and their babies

Seafood offers vital nutrient for expectant moms and babiesThese important nutrients have been linked to a reduced risk for depression for mom and a better birth weight for baby along with improved development and brain function, and possibly asthma prevention. What’s unclear is exactly how much you need every day. For a study in Spain, researchers followed nearly 2,000 moms and their babies […]

Regulating gut bacteria might help manage anxiety, finds 11 of 21 studies

Evidence that suggests our gut bacteria play complex roles in maintaining and impacting overall health is piling up. One new review of the scientific literature has now found that regulating intestinal microbiota may help relieve the symptoms of anxiety

Regulating gut bacteria might help manage anxiety, finds 11 of 21 studiesPeople who experience anxiety symptoms might be helped by taking steps to regulate the microorganisms in their gut using probiotic and non-probiotic food and supplements, suggests a review of studies published today in the journal General Psychiatry. Anxiety symptoms are common in people with mental diseases and a variety of physical disorders, especially in disorders […]

Could high levels of stress shrink your brain?

Stress has the ability to physically shrink your brain. More stress equals less grey matter When you get stressed, your body releases cortisol. In limited bursts, this isn’t a bad thing - but chronic stress can take a toll on the brain

Could high levels of stress shrink your brain?When we experience heightened levels of stress, our body produces the stress hormone cortisol in excess. This, in turn, produces symptoms such as poor sleep quality, weight gain, reduced skin healing, high blood pressure, etc. Researchers, in a new study, explored how excess cortisol may be tied to changes in our thinking ability as well. […]

Human brain may stay active for hours after death, reveal researchers

What happens to the body after death? We've all heard the stories about how some animals – namely snakes – can still bite after they've been decapitated because their brains require less oxygen and thus stay active longer, but what about humans?

Human brain may stay active for hours after death, reveal researchersAccording to a new study, it may actually take hours for our brains to fully shut down after our hearts stop pumping, which means we are technically dead but may be somewhat aware of what is happening around us One question that has baffled mankind is “after-death experience” or the experience after the heart stops […]

Here’s why you need to include oranges in your daily diet

Oranges can be a refreshing treat during the summer months. But besides helping us cool off, the citrus fruit can help improve functioning in various parts of the body. Here are five benefits that you probably didn’t know about and more reasons to include this fruit to your diet

Here’s why you need to include oranges in your daily dietPreventing eye disease New research revealed that people who include oranges regularly in their diet are 60% less likely to develop a form of vision loss (macular degeneration) compared to those who do not consume the fruit. “Even eating an orange once a week seems to offer significant benefits,” said epidemiologist Bamini Gopinath from the […]

Heart health may impact brain function as early as childhood, reveals study

A child’s blood pressure could indicate cognition problems into adulthood, according to a new study suggesting the cardiovascular connection to cognitive decline could begin much earlier in life than previously believed

Heart health may impact brain function as early as childhood, reveals studyThe findings may provide a window into the roots of dementia, for which high blood pressure is considered a risk factor. “We wondered is there perhaps some signal early in life that tells us high blood pressure is bad for you throughout your entire life?” said Dr Arfan Ikram, lead author of the Dutch study […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Aerobic exercise can help slow down cognitive decline

Older adults who did aerobic exercise by itself experienced a three times greater level of improvement in cognitive function than those who participated in combined aerobic training and strength training exercises. The study suggested aerobic exercise may be more effective than other types, for Alzheimer’s patients in preserving the ability to think and make decisions

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Aerobic exercise can help slow down cognitive declineCardiovascular exercise training may help slow the decline in brain function seen in Alzheimer’s patients, a new review of past research suggests. Researchers assessed data from 19 studies conducted between 2002 and 2015 that examined the effects of exercise on cognitive ability in 1,145 people at risk of, or diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly 90 […]