For people over 60, light or moderate alcohol intake is associated with better recall of past events, according to a new study. Links were also found between increased size of the hippocampus — the area of the brain crucial to memory — and moderate alcohol consumption.
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People who are born blind have four times as many nightmares as sighted people, according to a new study conducted by the Danish Centre for Sleep Medicine. The findings confirm that nightmares are related to a person’s daytime stress.
Whether they like to admit it or not, most people are interested in gossip about other people’s achievements and failures. And while gossip is often seen as negative, a new study has found that listening to gossip may help us adapt to a social ...
New research led by Cornell University neuroscientist Nathan Spreng shows for the first time that engaging brain areas linked to so-called "off-task" mental activities (such as mind-wandering and reminiscing) can actually boost performance on some ...
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Regular consumption of fruits and vegetables can help improve mental health, an Australian study says.
Bereavement affects a person’s immune system, and the impact varies as we grow older, say researchers.
German neuroscientists have written a software program that they believe can calculate the risk for experiencing a major depression relapse.
Researchers found a 60 percent decrease in self-reported anxiety and loneliness symptoms among college students following animal-assisted therapy.
Scientists have found that people who have Seasonally Affected Disorder (SAD) show important differences in the way the neurotransmitter serotonin is regulated in the brain. Serotonin is thought to play a part in how our moods change.
A new study finds that even depressed people are optimistic about the future. However, researchers also discovered the positive outlook may not lead to better outcomes.
New research suggests a robust vocabulary may reduce mild cognitive impairment and lead to a lower risk of developing dementia.
Women are more likely to develop anxiety and depression after a heart attack than men, according to new research. “The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020 depression will be the second leading cause of disability and mortality in the ...
Will that be a pizza for you or will you go for a salad? Choosing what you eat is not simply a matter of taste, conclude scientists in a new study at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University ...
Researchers found people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder are comfortable using a social media website like YouTube to provide and receive naturally occurring peer support.
A new study has found that eating breakfast, especially foods rich in protein, increases the levels of a brain chemical associated with feelings of reward, which can help reduce food cravings and overeating later in the day.