Lifestyle change, stress management can reduce Alzheimer's risk

Change in lifestyle accompanied by proper stress management and indulgence in cognitive activities and socialising can help manage and reduce the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, experts said here Thursday.

Prevent memory loss: Five ways to keep your brain alert

Multi-tasking is expected of the people of our generation and keeping a tab on almost everything is expected of us in every field. Therefore, it becomes even important for us to have a well focused, active and alert brain.

First stable 'biomarker for financial risk-attitudes' identified

A new study has revealed about the first stable 'biomarker' for financial risk-attitudes suggesting that tolerance of risk could potentially be measured in billions of existing medical brain scans.

How brain helps serve the perfect Tennis ace
How brain helps serve the perfect Tennis ace

A new research has shed light on how brain can differentiate between the errors of different magnitudes, like while, fine-tuning a tennis serve; the brain has to distinguish whether it needs to make a slight rectification if the ball barely misses the target or a much bigger correction if it is way off.

Sleeping brain active even when you doze off

Have you ever performed calculations or classified words before falling asleep and then experienced continuing those calculations during your snooze? Well, salute your wonder brain.

Brain 'biomarker' to highlight risky financial behaviour
Brain 'biomarker' to highlight risky financial behaviour

What might be considered to be the first stable 'biomarker' for financial risk-attitudes, grey matter volume of a region in the right posterior parietal cortex of the brain is significantly predictive of individual risk attitudes, says a study.

Vitamin B1 deficiency can damage your brain

Include more vitamin B1-rich food in your diet as neurologists have underlined that deficiency of a single vitamin B1 (or thiamine) can cause a potentially fatal brain disorder.

Milk drinking during pregnancy linked to infant iron deficiency: Research

Pregnant women who drink a lot of milk put their babies at risk of having an iron deficiency during an important phase of development, New Zealand researchers said Friday.

Is suicide linked to sunshine?
Is suicide linked to sunshine?

A new study shows that lesser suicide rates are associated with more daily sunshine in the preceding 14 to 60 days.

How sleep apnoea damages your brain

People suffering from sleep apnoea have weaker brain blood flow that hurts the brain, says a study.

Brain structure can anticipate people's risk-taking attitude

A new study has claimed that the size of the parietal cortex in the brain could help predict the risk-taking spectrum of people.

Air pollution harming brains of urban young
Air pollution harming brains of urban young

Children living in cities are at an increased risk of developing brain inflammation and neuro-degenerative changes, including Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease, owing to air pollution.

Can't conceive? Let go of baby wish for healthy brain

Women who cannot conceive even after fertility treatments are at a greater risk of developing mental problems, warns a study.

Gene key to slow ageing process identified

In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated in key organ systems.

Rare hand and larynx transplant facility in Kochi hospital awaits donors

A rare cadaver hand and larynx (voice box) transplant facility has come up at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) in Kochi, Kerala.

Unique brain mechanism helps learning hand gestures even for blind
Unique brain mechanism helps learning hand gestures even for blind

A new study has suggested that a unique mechanism work in the brain helps in understanding and learning hand gestures even for blind people.

Research reveals why do people react differently to similar setbacks
Research reveals why do people react differently to similar setbacks

Ever wondered why do people react differently to similar setbacks- be it failing an exam or a negative job review?

How brain identifies colour in motion decoded

For football players, being able to quickly judge the jersey colours of teammates and opponents and where they are headed is a valuable skill - and now scientists have found how the brain accomplishes this feat.

First brain-to-brain communication in humans demonstrated
First brain-to-brain communication in humans demonstrated

In a groundbreaking experiment, scientists have conducted the first computer-mediated brain-to-brain communication in humans located more than 8,000 km apart, after sending the words 'hola' and 'ciao' from India to France.

Shortage of sleep can shrink your brain

A new study has revealed that shortage of sleep can rapidly reduce the size of people's brains.