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Healthcare, Exercise and your Health

December 12, 2017

"There are two advantages of exercise on the brain. First is that the brain has receptors for naturally formed opiates -- your own opiates called endorphins and enkephalins," Teo told HuffPost Australia. 

"Exercise stimulates receptors in th...

July 17, 2017

Implanting a microchip inside the brain to augment its mental powers has long been a science fiction trope. Now, the brain computer interface is suddenly the hot new thing in tech. This spring, Elon Musk started a new company, Neuralink, to...

Doctors use brain stimulation to treat epilepsy, depression, pain, and other conditions, but it’s not exactly clear how it works or even which areas to target. New research suggests stimulating a single region of the brain can activate othe...

March 14, 2017

Not all sugars are equal. Glucose is a simple sugar that provides energy for the cells in your body. Fructose has a less important physiological role and has been repeatedly linked to the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes. When the...

November 27, 2016

Humans love music, especially when there’s repetition that catches the attention. And even though many people listen to music to relax, the brain is doing a lot of work to break apart and understand the music before putting it all together...

November 20, 2016

The brain you had at birth was the best little brain you’ll ever have. The one you’ve got now? Think of a Commodore 64—with no expansion slots. 

That, at least, has been the conventional thinking, and in some ways it’s right. Our brains are...

October 28, 2016

Could the solution to post-study session cravings be a 15-minute jaunt on the treadmill? According to recent research in the journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, short but strenuous workouts may curb the hunger pangs that ten...

September 29, 2016

There has been serious attention paid to concussion in sport recently. 

Rugby has received a lot of this attention in New Zealand. 

As the game has evolved the athletes have become larger, stronger and faster. I would estimate that profession...

Cognitive brain training improves executive function whereas aerobic activity improves memory, according to new Center for BrainHealth research at The University of Texas at Dallas. 

The study, published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, f...

August 26, 2016

Research shows different activities have quite specific mental effects – here’s how moving your body could sharpen your ideas

The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry...

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Tap your holiday stress-busting super power: Breathing

November 25, 2016

In the face of holiday stress, better breathing reduces physical tension, promotes mindfulness, and helps us rest. 

Despite the myriad joys the season...

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