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Specific brain training exercise can reduce dementia risk

While many companies have long promised that their brain-training products can sharpen aging minds, only one type of computerized brain training so …

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How To Rewire Your Brain To Better Handle Stress

In most scenarios, stress is just another aspect of the human experience. It comes and goes, and while it’s relatively unpleasant to deal with, its long-term effects are negligible. However, when stress becomes pervasive and continuous, the physical and mental health impacts can be …

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Acupuncture may stop memory loss that precedes dementia

Acupuncture may help to improve the memory loss that precedes the development of dementia, a new review suggests.<p>Researchers in China drew together data from five studies involving more than 500 people and found that the ancient complementary medicine raised mental test scores by 10 per …

An Alzheimer's Doctor Reveals His Most Powerful Technology

I am an Alzheimer’s doctor. I practice at a “university-based memory center.” I care for patients with failing brains, and I also care for their families, because you cannot have one without the other.<p>Technology surrounds me. Beneath me, in a basement encased in concrete, a 220-ton cyclotron spins …

Alzheimer's Disease

Breath Counting Meditation: How to Build Mental Power

You know what's funny? Nearly everything we buy or use comes with instructions. Not just cellphones and computers, but even something as simple as a hammer will usually have at least a drawing that tells you how to use it.<p>But people are not products. We're all born with a brain and body, but at …

3 Easy Mindfulness Meditation Techniques to Practice at Home or at the Office

We've all had those moments where we're not sure whether to scream, run and hide or drop everything and get on the next plane to a faraway island. Whether work life, personal life or the delicate balance of the two is causing you stress, there are better ways to dealing with life's pressures than …

6 Tips for Marketers Who Want to Connect in a Meaningful Way With Millennials

While brand experiences have grown in scope, scale, sophistication and effectiveness in recent years, there are a host of new issues and challenges …

Thanks to this brain-sensing meditation device, I'm calmer and sleeping great

I've tried lots of things: Giving up caffeine (that was hard!), giving up alcohol (even harder), and getting up at 5:30 a.m. to work out (brutally, insanely hard).<p>My latest trick has been easy, fun, and unbelievably effective: I've been using a brain-sensing device called Muse to meditate for 12 …

12 Tips To Fight Inflammation | Poliquin Article

Reduce inflammation in the body and be healthier and leaner—guaranteed! Inflammation is connected to obesity, fat gain, accelerated aging, …

Four apps that can help you fall asleep faster

Smartphones are often the last thing we see at night and the first thing we look at in the morning -- but gazing into the glow of screens is not at …

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7 Psychological Equations to Empower Your Life and Mind

You can either be at the <i>effect</i> (powerless) of your life or act as the <i>cause</i> (in power) of it. Your internal belief system about yourself and how you envision your life is the most important predictor of your success or failure. In order to train yourself to be geared towards what you envision you …

The Secret Ingredient to Healthy Hair, According to Researchers

There's one product that researchers want everyone to start using for healthier hair, and you can get it at the drugstore.<p>There is, however, a catch: The miracle product isn't an oil, mask, or anything standard. It's anti-dandruff shampoo, and researchers say everyone should be using it—whether or …

Amazing Things That Happen When You Practice Grounding

Grounding, also referred to as earthing, means having direct contact with the earth — such as walking barefoot. Researchers have found numerous …

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This device could improve everything from self-driving cars to brain surgery

The researchers have developed the world's first portable, 64-channel wearable brain activity monitoring system, which comes with a dry-electrode wearable EEG headset and a software suite to interpret and analyse the data.<p>EEG is a technology that involves attaching numerous small sensors to the …

The Secrets of Orgasmic Meditation

We might just be the last people to this particular pajama party, but we recently found out that there’s an entire meditation practice that revolves …

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Scientists identify protein key to Alzheimer's treatment

Known as GPR3, the protein is believed to play an important role in reducing the buildup of amyloid plaques in the brain, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, said the findings in Wednesday's edition of Science Translational Medicine.<p>Research on mice with four different varieties of dementia showed …

Dementia