brain health

DNA: Awareness analysis on World Stroke Day 2020

Stroke is a brain attack that occurs when blood flow to the brain is restricted. In this situation the brain cells start dying due to lack of oxygen supply. World stroke day is observed on 29 October each year.

Oct 29, 2020, 23:30 PM IST

High calorie diet causes brain health to decline faster: Study

According to the study, 30 per cent of the global adult population is either overweight or obese, and over 10 per cent of the world's adult population will have type 2 diabetes by 2030, reports Efe news.

Jun 13, 2019, 14:57 PM IST

Soon, walk around freely while getting your brain scanned – Here's how

Researchers, by using quantum sensors in the helmet scanner, overcame many issues, since these sensors are lightweight,work at room temperature and can be placed directly onto scalp – increasing the amount of signal they are able to pick up.

Mar 22, 2018, 13:52 PM IST

Brain training may help prevent dyslexia

In previous work, researchers found that children with dyslexia show a weak synchronisation with low frequency bands, and therefore, a poor activation of the regions related to language processing.

Mar 08, 2018, 12:15 PM IST

A little anxiety may aid your memory

For the study, the researchers assessed 80 undergraduate students from the University of Waterloo, including 64 females.

Feb 27, 2018, 20:00 PM IST

Long-lasting depression may alter the brain, suggests study

This study provides the first biological evidence for large brain changes in long-lasting depression.

Feb 27, 2018, 19:42 PM IST

A greener habitat can help boost children's brain development: Study

Green spaces are said to provide children with opportunities for psychological restoration and prompt exercises in discovery, creativity, and risk-taking the researchers said.

Feb 24, 2018, 17:46 PM IST

Music may help you enjoy your workout, but it can alter brainwaves: Study

In 2012, a study likened music to a legal, performance-enhancing drug, cheating tiredness and sparking feel-good vibes.  

Feb 19, 2018, 15:02 PM IST

World Epilepsy Day: All you need to know about the disease

Epilepsy, a chronic non-communicable condition, is a brain disorder that can affect a person of any age.  

Feb 09, 2018, 18:02 PM IST

Parents, take note! Video games, Legos may boost kids' science, math skills

The study, published in the journal Geosphere, surveyed hundreds of undergraduate students and found a huge spread in their spatial skills.

Feb 06, 2018, 17:16 PM IST

Prefer dim lighting? It might affect your learning abilities

Light does not directly affect the hippocampus, meaning it acts first other sites within the brain after passing through the eyes.

Feb 06, 2018, 16:38 PM IST

Falling IQ level in childhood may up schizophrenia risk later

However, not all children struggling at school are at risk of developing serious psychiatric disorders, the researchers said in a paper, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

Feb 01, 2018, 17:37 PM IST

High blood sugar may lead to cognitive decline: Study

 The team from Imperial College London in the UK and Peking University in China used data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) for their analysis.

Jan 29, 2018, 18:14 PM IST

Microsoft patents 'mind control' brain interface

These sensors would send neurological signals like the electroencephalogram (EEG) readings, which the device can decode to launch and operate compatible apps.

Jan 17, 2018, 12:59 PM IST

Hyper-sensitive brain network responsible for chronic headaches

This abnormal hyper-sensitivity of brain networks, called Explosive Synchronization (ES), can be observed in other network phenomena as well across nature. 

Jan 13, 2018, 16:00 PM IST

Epileptic seizures maybe predictable with the help of brain patterns

The researchers show in the paper that when the highest-risk parts of a patient`s daily and long-term cycles of brain irritability overlap, seizures are nearly seven times more likely to occur than when the two cycles are mismatched.

Jan 09, 2018, 14:33 PM IST

Exercising twice a week may improve cognition, memory in elderly

The level of exertion should be enough to work up a bit of a sweat but doesn't need to be so rigorous that you can't hold a conversation. 

Dec 28, 2017, 14:38 PM IST

Blueberry vinegar may help fight dementia: Study

Drugs to stop the breakdown of acetylcholine have been developed to fight dementia, but they often do not last long in the body and can be toxic to the liver.

Dec 22, 2017, 20:37 PM IST

Exercising before an interview can boost brain power

The findings have implications for older people in the early stages of dementia who may be less mobile, and for anyone else looking to gain a quick mental edge in their work.

Dec 22, 2017, 18:38 PM IST

Salad consumption may keep your brain younger, healthier

Over 10 years of follow-up, the rate of decline for those who ate the most leafy greens was slower by 0.05 standardised units per year than the rate for those who ate the least leafy greens. 

Dec 21, 2017, 14:19 PM IST