Brain injuries for athletes in contact sports have been steadily rising since they began to be recorded, and despite increased awareness of the traumatic and potential long-term effects of these injuries, little has been accomplished to reduce their likelihood. A study released … [Read more...] about FDA Approves new brain protective gear for athletes
Did you know that 42 percent of Americans meet the criteria for clinical vitamin D insufficiency? Research shows that we need at least 3,000 IU vitamin D3 each day, but how do we know if we’re getting enough? Here are four signs you may be vitamin D deficient. Bone … [Read more...] about Four signs your body needs more vitamin D
Most of our dreaming occurs during REM cycles of our sleep, but there is still some debate in the scientific community surrounding the purpose of dreaming and different sleep cycles. Hoping to shed some light on why we sleep and dream, researchers from the University of Tsukuba … [Read more...] about New research links REM sleep and dreaming to healthy brain blood flow
It’s Labor Day, and what better day to share that your job may be doing more than just paying the bills. A study from the University of Wisconsin’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center finds that having a job that requires complex social interactions might protect your brain from … [Read more...] about This job factor reduces your risk of Alzheimer’s
It’s summertime and the weather is hot (in the Northern hemisphere at least), which means you’re probably itching to cool off in some water. In addition to saving you from the summer heat, it turns out that swimming actually has cognitive benefits as well. Let’s dive deeper into … [Read more...] about Another reason to get swimming this summer: It’s good for our brains!