Source: Reuters – HealthThe World Health Organization published its first guidelines on the prevention and management of dementia on Tuesday, putting physical activity at the top of its list of recommendations for preventing cognitive decline.
Source: Reuters – HealthElectrical brain stimulation using a non-invasive cap can help boost older people’s mental scores to those of people 20 to 30 years younger, according to a study published on Monday.
Source: Reuters – HealthAdults who spend just 20 minutes a day using a smartphone mindfulness training app may feel less lonely and have more social interactions than people who don’t, a small experiment suggests.
Source: Reuters – HealthPeople with chronic pain may experience as much of a decline in symptoms with mindfulness-based stress-reduction training as they do with cognitive behavioral therapy, a small research review suggests.
Source: Reuters – HealthHigher education may build a stronger foundation for overall brain function, but starting from this higher level of function doesn’t influence how fast cognition declines in old age, researchers report.
Source: Reuters – HealthMiddle-aged men who eat lots of fruits and vegetables may be lowering their odds of cognitive problems as they get on in years, compared to peers who don’t consume these foods very often, a U.S. study suggests.
Source: Reuters – HealthRoughly one in 40 U.S. children has been diagnosed with autism, and a national survey of parents suggests these kids have a harder time getting mental health services than youth with other emotional or behavioral issues.
Source: Reuters – HealthMost primary care physicians in the U.S. are willing to provide routine care to transgender individuals, but that doesn’t mean they are well prepared to do so, a small study suggests.
Source: Reuters – HealthWomen who eat lots of fruits and vegetables may experience fewer physical and mental health symptoms of menopause than those who prefer to dine on sweets, fats, and snacks, an Iranian study suggests.
Source: Reuters – HealthParents who use reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be more likely to have children with intellectual disabilities than those who conceive without help, an Australian study suggests.