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Archives for August, 2018

Dehydration Affects Your Brain and Work Product

This study encourages you to keep hydrated if you want to be mentally sharp

New research shows your brain swells when you are dehydrated and your ability to perform routine tasks is diminished. Those are the findings of a group of exercise physiologists from Georgia Tech.

, August 27, 2018


Compound Found in Vegetables Shown to Prevent Cancer

More good news for vegetable lovers when it comes to cancer prevention

When you were younger you probably avoided broccoli, cabbage and kale or tried to feed them to your dog under the table. Research now reveals a better choice would have been to keep those veggies for yourself, unless you were trying to help your dog avoid colon cancer.

, August 20, 2018


Meditation Shown to Improve Cognitive Ability

Meditation can have a dramatic impact on more than just your mental health

If you need to be at your sharpest mentally it might be worth your time to take a meditation break. College students who listened to a 10-minute meditation tape were able to complete simple cognitive tasks more quickly and accurately as a result.

, August 13, 2018


CT Scans Could Increase Risk of Brain Cancer

CT scans can be beneficial for imaging but damaging in other respects

New data seems to put doctors wishing to abide by their promise from the Hippocratic Oath to “do no harm” in a quandary regarding CT scans. That’s because the diagnostic imaging procedure that helps improve clinical outcomes could increase the risk of brain cancer, especially in younger patients.

, August 06, 2018