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Want to keep anxiety away? Keep your brain busy with memory games and math puzzles

Want to keep anxiety away? Keep your brain busy with memory games and math puzzles

Researchers have found that boosting activity in the brain’s areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety. Using non-invasive brain imaging, the researchers found that people at risk of anxiety were less likely to develop the disorder if they had higher activity in a brain region responsible for complex mental operations. [...]

November 24, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Want to keep anxiety away? Keep your brain busy with memory games and math puzzles

Sleep deprivation makes our brain feel like we’ve drank too much, suggests research

Sleep deprivation makes our brain feel like we’ve drank too much, suggests research

Ever feel sluggish after a rubbish night’s sleep? This could be the tip of the iceberg for our brain function, reveals a new study from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Tel Aviv University, Israel. Researchers found that a lack of good sleep has severe consequences on our brain function and stops brain [...]

November 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Sleep deprivation makes our brain feel like we’ve drank too much, suggests research

Brain Activity and Good Diet May Prevent Insomnia-Related Depression

Brain Activity and Good Diet May Prevent Insomnia-Related Depression

al feedback as well as reinforce behaviours that are rewarded, while reducing behaviours that are not. The results showed that those who were less susceptible to the effects of poor sleep showed significantly higher brain activity in response to positive feedback or reward compared to negative feedback. The effects of poor sleep showed significantly higher [...]

October 23, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Brain Activity and Good Diet May Prevent Insomnia-Related Depression

Marijuana leads to changes in brain function, increases violent behaviour: Research

Marijuana leads to changes in brain function, increases violent behaviour: Research

Marijuana is considered to be a medicinal drug and if consumed for health purposes, it can be useful for a person. But in July this year, a study showed that marijuana use may lead to psychosocial problems. Now, a new research found a link between use of marijuana and changes in brain function. A group of researchers has [...]

October 13, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Marijuana leads to changes in brain function, increases violent behaviour: Research

Depression Gene Identified: 5 Foods You Must Have for a Healthy Brain

Depression Gene Identified: 5 Foods You Must Have for a Healthy Brain

A new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, shows that a particular gene may be responsible for amplifying or reducing stress, depending on its level of activity and thus, triggering the risk of depression . This particular gene is known as Slc6a15 and its link with depression has been found in both animals and humans. The study throws [...]

July 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Depression Gene Identified: 5 Foods You Must Have for a Healthy Brain

Get Some Good Sleep to Stop the Brain to ‘Eat Itself’

Get Some Good Sleep to Stop the Brain to ‘Eat Itself’

Sleep deprivation is a serious problem. It not only results in headaches, irritable mood, lack of concentration, etc, but several other serious health consequences too. Sleep deprivation is one of the most pressing concerns of the current generation, which unfortunately for the lack of its severe physiological manifestation has not been taken as seriously as [...]

May 31, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Get Some Good Sleep to Stop the Brain to ‘Eat Itself’

Drinking Beetroot Juice Can Keep Your Brain Young and Boost Muscle Power

Drinking Beetroot Juice Can Keep Your Brain Young and Boost Muscle Power

Beetroot may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s no denying the fact that it comes with a host of health benefiting properties. The deep maroon coloured veggie is always striking on the plate, and when made into juice, is the best way to enjoy its earthy flavours. Therefore, to give yourself a health [...]

May 3, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Drinking Beetroot Juice Can Keep Your Brain Young and Boost Muscle Power

This Technology Could Finally Make Brain Implants Practical

This Technology Could Finally Make Brain Implants Practical

In labs testing how brain implants could help people with physical disabilities, tales of success can be bittersweet. Experiments like those that let a paralyzed person swig coffee using a robotic arm, or that let blind people “see” spots of light, have proven the huge potential of computers that interface with the brain. But the [...]

February 9, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on This Technology Could Finally Make Brain Implants Practical

New technology monitors fetal brain activity

New technology monitors fetal brain activity

– Researchers at the University of Washington have created a new approach for monitoring and imaging brain activity in individual fetuses. The new method cuts down on image distortion as a result of movement, a common problem in functional MRI, or fMRI, imaging. By correcting the issue, scientists say they can map out a four-dimensional [...]

October 14, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on New technology monitors fetal brain activity

Mediterranean Diet for Brain Health

Mediterranean Diet for Brain Health

The journal, “Frontiers in Nutrition”, contains important findings from researchers at Melbourne, Australia’s Centre for Human Psychopharmacology at the Swinburne University of Technology. Roy Harman, the lead author, together with his team, state that the Mediterranean diet might not be limited to just heart health, but may also be good for the brain and have [...]

August 30, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Mediterranean Diet for Brain Health

Bringing the Latest Technology to Brain Stroke Treatment in Egypt

Bringing the Latest Technology to Brain Stroke Treatment in Egypt

When stroke victims are treated within the first four hours of an attack, they are more likely to recover completely or to face only limited disability. A new brain stroke unit in Cairo is designed to quickly treat more patients, but operating this unit will take the work of highly trained and skilled Egyptian healthcare [...]

August 6, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Bringing the Latest Technology to Brain Stroke Treatment in Egypt

Could slight brain zap during sleep boost memory?

Could slight brain zap during sleep boost memory?

Stimulating a targeted area of the brain with small doses of weak electricity while you sleep may enhance your ability to remember what you learned the night before, new research finds. The new procedure is called transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS). “We work with the brain, that’s really unique about what we do. We listen [...]

August 1, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Could slight brain zap during sleep boost memory?