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A healthy lifestyle can offset a high genetic risk for stroke
A healthy lifestyle can offset a high genetic risk for stroke

People who are genetically at higher risk for stroke can lower that risk by as much as 43% by adopting a healthy cardiovascular lifestyle.

Mindfulness meditation changes the way the brain perceives pain
Mindfulness meditation changes the way the brain perceives pain

Research published in July 2022 has investigated the impact of mindfulness meditation on pain perception and brain activity. They discovered that it significantly reduces the intensity and unpleasantness of pain – it does this by uncoupling the thalamus – the part of the brain which processes pain – from the brain regions responsible for self-referential processing. The researchers have suggested that mindfulness meditation-induced pain relief could be used as a fast acting, non-pharmacologic pain remedy.

Posture assessed in health exam detects cognitive decline
Posture assessed in health exam detects cognitive decline

A mass survey of citizens aged 50 to 89 years examined whether cognitive decline could be detected by sagittal spinal balance measurement based on a radiological approach. Doctors from Shinshu University observed associations of sagittal vertical axis (SVA) anteriorization and higher age with lower cognitive function.

9 steps you can take to ward off dementia
9 steps you can take to ward off dementia

Although the prevalence of dementia is expected to triple over the next 40 years, research has revealed risk factors that we can influence through lifestyle choices. A new study has concluded that 30-50% of Alzheimer’s disease cases could be preventable.

Could Viagra help prevent Alzheimer's Disease?
Could Viagra help prevent Alzheimer's Disease?

A new Cleveland Clinic-led study has identified sildenafil – an FDA-approved therapy for erectile dysfunction (Viagra) and pulmonary hypertension (Revatio) – as a promising drug candidate to help prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease.

Mindfulness as a key to success in psychotherapy
Mindfulness as a key to success in psychotherapy

Meditation, yoga, and relaxation techniques have gained widespread acceptance among broad segments of the population in recent years. However, meditative, mindfulness-based interventions have also been used successfully for many years in the clinical treatment of psychological and physical conditions such as anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.

Eating nuts may reduce cardiovascular disease risk for people with diabetes
Eating nuts may reduce cardiovascular disease risk for people with diabetes

Eating more nuts, particularly tree nuts, may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among people with type 2 diabetes, according to research in Circulation Research, an American Heart Association journal.

Nuts for nuts? Daily serving may help control weight and benefit health
Nuts for nuts? Daily serving may help control weight and benefit health

Eating Brazil nuts and other varieties of nuts daily may prevent weight gain and provide other cardiovascular benefits.

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