Nootropics aren't magic pills, but some nootropics like L-theanine and ginkgo biloba may help boost energy, improve memory, and promote relaxation.
Don't follow your passion, writes Moran Cerf. Take financial risks proportional to your age, and take time to find the right life and work partners.
Tony Bennett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016, his family recently revealed. The 94-year-old singer’s cognitive decline was noticeable in his latest recording sessions with Lady Gaga. Bennett is managing his condition by eating a Mediterranean diet and exercising three times a week. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Reading consistently strengthens connections in the brain, improves memory and concentration, and may even help you live longer. Reading can also reduce stress levels and prevent age-related cognitive decline. To read more, set aside time every day to pick up a book, whether it’s during your commute or before bed. […]
Drinking hot cocoa might have benefits for your brain, according to a small new study. That’s because flavanols, a type of nutrients found in plants, could help boost your blood oxygen levels, which is linked to better cognitive health and performance, and improve heart and circulatory health. Flavanols are also […]
A 26-year-old North Carolina coronavirus survivor returned home Tuesday after her heart repeatedly stopped beating for 30 minutes. She had suffered complications including strokes, which have struck other young coronavirus patients for reasons doctors don’t fully understand. Doctors also don’t know why some critically ill young patients who were previously […]
More than 80% of hospitalized coronavirus patients experience neurological symptoms ranging from dizziness to an altered mental state. People who suffered from the most severe complication tended to share characteristics with President Trump, like being male, older, and admitted to the hospital soon after symptoms set in. Past research and […]
A woman in her 40s is the first person known to experience brain fluid leakage after a COVID-19 nasal swab test. She had an undiagnosed skull defect, likely allowing the complication and other side effects, like sensitivity to light, to occur. For most people, a COVID-19 test is momentarily uncomfortable, […]
The pandemic and election have thrust the world in 2020 into a state of panic. Dr. Mark McLaughlin practices neurological surgery at Princeton Brain, Spine, and Sports Medicine and is the author of “Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon’s Quest to Out-Think Fear.” He outlines his system for training your brain […]
Racism could be harming the brain health of Black women, a new study found. Black women who reported higher rates of everyday racial discrimination were 2.75 times more likely to suffer poor subjective cognitive functioning. Poor subjective cognitive functioning impacts memory, which can affect taking medication and going to doctor’s […]
There’s plenty of research that exercise is crucial for good brain health as we age. A new study linked those benefits to a specific enzyme produced by your liver when you work out. By isolating that enzyme, the brain-boosting benefits of exercise could theoretically be put in a pill or […]
In a new review of research, doctors found that nearly half of hospitalized COVID-19 patients experience neurological symptoms including dizziness, a loss of smell and taste, and difficulty concentrating. The study authors say these symptoms may appear before the more telltale coronavirus signs, like fever and difficulty breathing. Other experts […]
A new study of more than 418,329 Europeans who were followed for an average of 12.7 years looked at how their diets were connected to their risk of two types of stroke. The researchers found that fruits, vegetables, fibre, and dairy products were linked to a lower risk of ischemic […]
A 43-year-old man in China was having headaches and seizures, and doctors found hundreds of tapeworms living in his brain and chest, according to reports. The worms likely came from eggs on a piece of undercooked pork the man ate. When the eggs hatch and the larvae grow, they cause […]