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News tag: cognitive function


“Medicinal cannabis” use strongly discouraged

22 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 2 comments
The use of cannabis-based medicines for pain relief in chronic non-cancer pain is based on weak evidence and more anecdote than on clinical science and practice, pain physicians in New Zealand and Australia claim. The Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anesthetists issued a…


Air pollution in schools next to heavy traffic damages cognitive functions in children

4 Mar, 2015 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
The Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Spain found disturbing evidence relating heavy traffic in the vicinity of schools, stating children going to schools located in these areas had brain damages. The study assembled data from over 2,700 primary school children between the ages of 7 and 10. Researchers…


Importance of staying mentally fit at older age

20 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
In time, general health declines both physical and mentally, and maintaining a good health should focus on both aspects. When the mind is sharp, the body remains in good health as well. The mind, like the body, benefits from normal blood pressure, low cholesterol, nourishing food, a healthy weight and…


Diabetes increases risk of dementia by five years

2 Dec, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Rumor has it that any disease results in our mind aging five years faster. When it comes to diabetes sufferers, they have an above-average risk of memory failure and cognitive problems for the next 20 years of their life. Symptoms such as declining memory, word recall, reasoning and problem-solving are…


Any type of physical activity boosts brain function

30 Oct, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Known for its benefits, exercise improves physical stamina and boosts brain health. Elderly and sedentary people may not have the opportunity to exercise, but scientists discovered that any type of activity improves brain activity. "I would like seniors to remember that they have the power to improve their physical and…