Loneliness: How to cope with being alone during this festive season

Dealing with such scenarios, especially in a season which is all about togetherness, can be challenging. It is not surprising that many people report feeling a magnified sense of loneliness during this time of the year. “For people who feel lonely already, the holidays can be especially stressful because they’re seeing people connect and sharing […]

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Dietary choline associated with reduced risk of dementia, finds study

Phosphatidylcholine was also linked to enhanced cognitive performance. The main dietary sources of phosphatidylcholine were eggs and meat. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Choline is an essential nutrient, usually occurring in food in various compounds. Choline is also necessary for the formation of acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter. Earlier […]

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Anger more harmful to health of older adults than sadness, suggests study

Barlow and her co-authors examined whether anger and sadness contributed to inflammation, an immune response by the body to perceived threats, such as infection or tissue damage. While inflammation, in general, helps protect the body and assists in healing, long-lasting inflammation can lead to chronic illnesses in old age, according to the authors. “As most […]

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Drinking tea can reduce glaucoma risk, suggest study

New study proves that drinking tea may improve brain health

Most 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 […]

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Squeezing of blood vessels may contribute to cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s

Blood provides the brain’s energy supply in the form of glucose and oxygen. Earlier studies have suggested the first change in Alzheimer’s disease is a decrease in cerebral blood flow. The study, published today in the journal Science and funded by the European Research Council, Wellcome and the Wolfson Foundation, looked at the role of […]

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Following a Mediterranean diet can help reduce risk of depression later in life

Adherence to a Mediterranean-type diet has long been recognised as being good for physical health and has been associated with longer life and reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. It may also have protective effects against cognitive decline in older individuals. A Mediterranean-style diet generally emphasises eating fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and […]

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Light physical activity reduces brain ageing, finds study

Considerable evidence suggests that engaging in regular physical activity may prevent cognitive decline and dementia. Active individuals have lower metabolic and vascular risk factors and these risk factors may explain their propensity for healthy brain ageing. However, the specific activity levels optimal for dementia prevention have remained unclear. The new 2018 Physical Activity-Guidelines for Americans […]

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