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There is a large proportion of our population who are wanting to age well. Dementia particularly is of concern to many, and with recent research pointing to a doubling of diagnoses by 2025, it was good to find new research on how a healthy diet can slow down dementia risk. …
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Butterflies Can Make Epic Atlantic Ocean Voyages

A world-first study has now shown that the painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardu) can cross the world's second-largest ocean, the Atlantic, covering 4,200 kilometres (2,610 miles) in as few as five to eight days. The trip, researchers claim, "is among the longest documented for individual insects, and...

Early Inflammation Linked to Midlife Cognitive Decline

Young adults who have higher levels of inflammation, which is associated with obesity, physical inactivity, chronic illness, stress and smoking, may experience reduced cognitive function...

8 Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Eat

The food we choose to eat can help tame (or flame) inflammation. Research suggests that incorporating certain foods in your diet is one of many...

What Focusing on the Breath Does to Your Brain

Slow down, and pay attention to your breath. It’s not merely common sense, it also reflects what meditation, yoga, and other stress-reducing therapies teach: that...

How Being Distracted May Lead To Overindulging

A new study finds that when people multitask, they enjoy pleasant activities less and tend to overindulge afterward to compensate. The study from Germany and the Netherlands, suggests that this may be a problem. Distracting yourself this way can lead to what researchers call a “hedonic shortfall” that...

New Report On Australia’s Health Reinforces Need For Dementia Services

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Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia, the leading cause of death of women, the second leading cause of disease burden...

7 Habits Longevity Experts Have Adopted Themselves

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There is no secret to longevity - don’t smoke or binge drink, eat well and exercise regularly. These have long been the pillars of...

Can Mind-Body Therapies Help With Severe Eczema?

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These alternative approaches won’t cure atopic dermatitis, but they may help you better manage its symptoms. Tanya Trevett from Boston in the U.S., has been...

How It Feels When Mild Cognitive Impairment Leads To An Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

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If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with any form of cognitive impairment, know that whatever emotions you struggle with are normal....

Digital Devices Hinder The Emotional Development Of Children

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In recent years, giving children digital devices to control their responses to emotions, especially if they’re negative, has become common. Children learn much about self-regulation...

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