Podcast: Research Round-Up, Vol. 5 – Some Straight Dope on Weed and Your Teens

Everywhere you turn, it seems that someone is trying to convince you that marijuana – weed, cannabis, etc., – is not only not dangerous, but somehow good for you. I’m not talking about medical marijuana here. This is about recreational and casual marijuana. Government, media, lobbyists and those who will profit from legal cannabis are… Continue reading Podcast: Research Round-Up, Vol. 5 – Some Straight Dope on Weed and Your Teens

Oral Hygiene May Mitigate Alzheimer’s Risk

You don’t only avoid holes in your teeth by keeping good oral hygiene, researchers at the University of Bergen have discovered a clear connection between gum disease and Alzheimer┬┤s disease. The researchers have determined that gum disease (gingivitis) plays a decisive role in whether a person develops Alzheimer┬┤s or not. “We discovered DNA-based proof that… Continue reading Oral Hygiene May Mitigate Alzheimer’s Risk

Teen Cannabis Harmful to Brain Function

About one in five Canadian adolescents uses cannabis (19% of Canadians aged 15-19), and its recent legalization across the country warrants investigation into the consequence of this use on the developing brain. Adolescence is associated with the maturation of cognitive functions, such as working memory, decision-making, and impulsivity control. This is a highly vulnerable period… Continue reading Teen Cannabis Harmful to Brain Function

Exercise in the Morning To Make Better Decisions All Day: Study

A study of older Australians has found a morning bout of moderate-intensity exercise improves cognitive performance like decision-making across the day compared to prolonged sitting without exercise. Furthermore, the study showed that a morning bout of exercise combined with brief light-intensity walking breaks to frequently disrupt sitting throughout an 8-hour day can boost your short-term… Continue reading Exercise in the Morning To Make Better Decisions All Day: Study

Exercise Provides Big Brain Boosts

Anyone who trains for a marathon knows that individual running workouts add up over time to yield a big improvement in physical fitness. So, it should not be surprising that the cognitive benefits from workouts also accumulate to yield long-term cognitive gains. Yet, until now, there was has been little research to describe and support… Continue reading Exercise Provides Big Brain Boosts

Your Brain and Memory May be Impacted by What You Eat: Study

You may be familiar with the saying, “You are what you eat,” but did you know the food you eat could impact your memory? High levels of a satiety hormone could decrease a person’s likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease. For individuals who have higher levels of the hormone, their chance of having mild cognitive impairment… Continue reading Your Brain and Memory May be Impacted by What You Eat: Study