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Get more benefits by exercising outdoors

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk Recent research shows that outdoor exercise is better for you than indoor exercise. Especially if you’re an older adult. In a study at the University of California, San Diego, researchers followed 754 men and women who regularly exercised. The participants were 66 years and older. The researchers found […]

Brand new brain breakthrough for a time-tested heart-healer

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk Resveratrol is best known for its ability to boost heart health. But a new study shows it also has significant benefits for the brain. Researchers tested the effects of resveratrol vs. placebo on cognitive function in “middle-aged” rats. They found that the rats who took resveratrol for four […]

Curiosity—it’s not just a trivial pursuit

By Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D. Curiosity may have killed the cat, but new research shows it can help keep your brain cells alive. In fact, researchers at the University of California, Davis, found that men and women showed improved memory when learning information about which they were naturally curious. Curiosity appears to put the […]

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The REAL mid-life crisis

By Fred Pescatore, M.D. If you haven’t taken control of your blood sugar yet, now is the time. Because a brand new study has highlighted one of the most frightening side effects of diabetes—and perhaps the most compelling reason yet to stop it before it starts. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public […]

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Chocolate offers an energy boost at the cellular level

from the OmniVista Health Learning News Desk More good news about the health benefits of chocolate! Study after study has shown that people who indulge in chocolate have less risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Now, there’s more evidence backing that research, showing that a natural chemical in cocoa helps give worn out, damaged cells […]

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 […]