Children who regularly consume fruits and vegetables have better mental well-being than their peers who do not consume fresh fruit and vegetables. Those who eat five or more servings of fruits and veggies a day have a better overall mental well-being score, researchers report.
Sea Hero Quest, a navigation themed cell phone game, is helping researchers to identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Those with a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's perform worse on the spatial navigation tasks in the game, taking more time and less efficient routes to checkpoint goals.
Combining brain imaging data with machine learning, researchers make new discoveries about how the brain controls the hand. The findings could lead to the development of more advanced neuroprosthetics.
A new study will investigate the effects of exercise and eating a Mediterranean style diet has on the development of dementia, and whether a change in lifestyle has neuroprotective properties. Researchers are looking for volunteers between 55 and 74 years of age to participate in the study.
Despite common claims that increasing omega-3 consumption will protect against, or reverse, anxiety and depression, researchers report the supplements have little positive effect on mental health.
Studies reveal there is no demonstrable value in people taking omega 3 oil supplements for the prevention or treatment of cancer. Findings reveal there may be a slightly increased risk of men developing prostate cancer following long-term omega 3 consumption.
A new study reports positive social support from adult children can help reduce the risk of developing dementia for older people.
Children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, and whose mothers have lower levels of education, have weaker brain activity in areas of the brain associated with working memory and are more likely to experience attention problems.