Why cholesterol drugs might affect memory One day in 1999 Duane Graveline, then a 68-year-old former NASA astronaut, returned home from his morning walk in Merritt Island, Fla., and could not remember where he was. His wife stepped outside, and he greeted her as a stranger. When Graveline’s memory returned some six hours later in [...]
A new study has revealed that outgoing people in a good mood are more creative compared with people who keep themselves to themselves. According to research carried out by Lorenzo Stafford, a psychologist at the University of Portsmouth, people who are in a good mood have more "happiness chemical" dopamine, allowing them to be the [...]
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Food for thought: Think healthy eating is all about dieting and sacrifice? Think again. Eating well is a lifestyle that embraces colorful food, creativity in the kitchen, and eating with friends. For seniors, the benefits of healthy eating include increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, a more robust immune system, [...]
Low blood levels of vitamin D are strongly associated with depression among older people. The connection was strong even after taking age, gender, BMI, smoking, health, physical activity and geographic location into account. Participants in the study who had either minor depression or major depressive disorder had blood levels of vitamin D that were [...]