Stressed-Out People May Have Smaller Brains, Study Says

Some stress in daily life is to be expected. It's when you become stressed out that your brain becomes negatively affected.

Too Much Sleep is Bad for the Brain

While the effects of sleep deprivation are well known, researchers discover sleeping too much could have a detrimental effect on your brain. A new study reports sleeping more than eight hours per night can reduce cognitive ability and reasoning skills.

3 Specific Ways That Helping Others Benefits Your Brain

Giving support to others may have more brain benefits than receiving support.

Worried About Dementia? Control High Blood Pressure

People, middle-aged and older, often worry about declining memory…

Feeling Young Could Mean Your Brain is Aging More Slowly

While some people are young at heart, others feel older than their age -- and a recent study finds that this 'subjective age' may reflect brain aging. Researchers found that elderly people who feel younger than their age had a younger estimated brain age, compared with those who felt their age, or older than their age. The study is the first to find a link between brain aging and subjective age.

Mediterranean Diet May Slow Development of Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers found that eating a Mediterranean diet slows some changes in the brain that may indicate early Alzheimer’s disease. Study results point out a lifestyle change could help reduce the risk of this type of age-related dementia.

Sitting Too Long is Not Good for Your Brain

Sitting too much is linked to changes in a section of the brain that is critical for memory, according to a preliminary study by UCLA researchers of middle-aged and older adults.

Curcumin May Reverse Memory Problems, Improve Mood

Curcumin is a substance found in turmeric. New research reports it improves both mood and memory in people with mild, age related memory loss.

Being Raised in Greener Neighborhoods May Have Beneficial Effects on Brain Development

Early life exposure to greenspace may result in beneficial structural changes in the developing brain, researchers report. The study found children who grew up in areas surrounded by greenspace had better working memory and were more attentive than those who lived in more urban environments.

Get Your Children Moving - It May Just Improve Their Grades

When children and adolescents participate in the recommended level of physical activity — at least 60 minutes daily — multiple health benefits occur. Most youths, however, do not engage in recommended levels of physical activity. Regular physical activity builds healthy bones and muscle, reduces the risk for developing chronic disease, improves self-esteem, and so much more.