Contemplating loving-kindness reduces anxiety while increasing happiness, empathy and feelings of social connection, a new study reports.
During early Alzheimer's disease, SOD1 initially weakens levels of Tau protein. However, as the disease progresses, the antioxidant becomes less effective at protecting the brain against neurodegeneration.
According to researchers, people with diabetes may be at increased risk of suffering from depression as a result of biological problems in regulating sugar levels that influence emotional response in the brain. Using EEG, researchers discovered those with higher levels of insulin resistance showed greater response to negative images.
Less muscle mass and increased body fat may affect cognition as we age. The link between body mass and declining fluid intelligence may be attributed to different types of white blood cells.
A chemical assay can detect traces of Parkinson's related alpha-synuclein from skin samples.
A new study reveals the impact of diet on cognitive health as we age. Researchers found cheese consumption had neuroprotective effects against cognitive decline. Daily moderate consumption of red wine was associated with improvements in cognitive function.
Thirty minutes of exercise can reduce symptoms of depression for up to 75 minutes following a workout and improve the outcome of therapies aimed at treating depression.
Since 1993, THC potency in cannabis has increased from 3.5% to 12.3%. Researchers report those who first used cannabis in the early 90s had a 1.88% increased risk of developing cannabis use disorder, while those who started on higher potency THC marijuana are at a 4.85% increased risk.
Researchers report the reason many shun away from physical activity as adults may be rooted in childhood experience. The study reveals negative memories associated with PE classes during childhood may generate negative response to participating in exercise as adults.
Narratives and storytelling can help counter vaccine misinformation as the method can create a bridge between scientific evidence and human experience.
Autotaxin predicts type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline, a new study reports.