WARNING: Blood pressure meds speed up mental decline

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk According to research from the University of Florence in Italy, aggressively treating hypertension (high blood pressure) with drugs may speed up mental decline in older adults. In this study, researchers looked at 172 older people with some level of cognitive impairment. Almost 70 percent of the subjects were […]

“Mindfulness meditation” boosts brain density in just eight weeks

Online brain training games have grown incredibly popular in recent years, as baby boomers look for ways to stay mentally sharp. But many scientists have doubts about the effectiveness of these profitable programs. Fortunately, according to a Harvard study, you can boost your brain density without spending a dime on another computer game with questionable […]

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Sip your way to a razor sharp memory

By Fred Pescatore, M.D. I don’t know a single person who’s not terrified of losing their memory. I’m not just talking about Alzheimer’s disease, either. Even harmless “senior moments” can snowball into a serious problem. And with people living longer than ever, that’s exactly what’s happening these days. Cognitive decline is sucking the quality right […]

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Your daily mood booster

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk According to a report published by Australian scientists in the journal Human Psychopharmacology taking a daily multivitamin may help boost your mood. The study involved 50 healthy men. Half got a multivitamin, the other half got a placebo. After eight weeks, every person in the multivitamin group had a significant […]

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Tea’s health benefits: Is black the new green?

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk                       When it comes to tea, going green is all the rage—for good reason. Experts have been touting the benefits of green tea for years. But black tea has just stolen a little bit of the spotlight. According to […]

More evidence for benefits of “brain food”

By Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D. Popular culture and conventional wisdom have often referred to fish and seafood as “brain food.” And in fact, a recent study found that older men and women who regularly eat fish actually do have more brain mass in areas relating to memory and cognition. But you’ll be astonished by how few […]

Saving your memory only takes minutes a day

By Fred Pescatore, M.D. I write about exercise a lot. But physical activity has so many profound health benefits I could write an entire book on the subject. Take the results of two recent studies, for example. They showed that any level of physical activity in midlife can ward off cognitive decline and dementia down […]

The diet that defeats stroke, depression, Alzheimer’s, and more

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk The Mediterranean diet has become famous in recent years. The rules are simple. Focus on foods like fish, lean protein, nuts, fresh veggies, and healthy fats and oils. But the results of a new study show just what makes this way of eating so miraculous. A team of […]

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Sweep away brain plaque from the comfort of your bed

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk Your mind works better after a good night’s rest. But a recent study is shedding light on just how much better adequate sleep is for your brain. And the benefits run far deeper than a more productive morning. As part of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging, a […]

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Alzheimer’s dementia and cancer—straight from the vending machine

By Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D. By now, it’s common knowledge that soda can cause weight gain and contribute to Type II diabetes. But research also shows drinking soda causes many other far-reaching health problems. Including major and profound brain changes. In fact, scientists at Macquarie University in Australia recently found that consuming sugary drinks […]