Psychology & Psychiatry

How does nature nurture the brain?

After a 60-minute walk in nature, activity in brain regions involved in stress processing decreases. This is the finding of a recent study by the Lise Meitner Group for Environmental Neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Living near a forest keeps your amygdala healthier

A study conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development has investigated the relationship between the availability of nature near city dwellers' homes and their brain health. Its findings are relevant for urban ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Fewer rural early-onset Alzheimer's patients see specialists

Rural Americans suffering from early-onset Alzheimer's are less likely than city dwellers to be seen by specialists and receive tests that can benefit both them and their families, new research has found.

Health

From Abidjan to Jakarta, how the city is reinventing what we eat

From junk food to McDonaldization of society, the most derogatory remarks about what we eat are often linked with the urban space. For better or worse, cities are seen as the ultimate crossroads of food, nutritional and epidemiological ...

Health

Making lifestyle changes you can live with

Research published in the Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics highlights two important steps for improving diet and exercise habits. The first is getting practical and personalized tips for making changes that you'll permanently ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Trees an oasis of mental well-being

(HealthDay)—City dwellers who live on tree-lined streets might be happier and healthier for it, a large new study suggests.

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