Health

Nutrition concern for older adults at home

Researchers are calling for screening of vulnerable older adults at risk of poor nutrition and diminished physical performance, in an effort to identify those in need of dietary intervention.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Older people are doing increasingly less physical exercise

A study led by the University of Jaén reveals that people over 65 are not getting enough exercise. Experts emphasize the importance of preserving physical performance to prevent the negative consequences of aging.

Health

Physical fitness and healthy aorta key to brain ageing

The rate of decline in certain aspects of memory may be explained by a combination of overall physical fitness and the stiffness of the central arteries, researchers from Swinburne's Centre for Human Psychopharmacology have ...

Neuroscience

Mind-bending drugs and devices—can they make us smarter?

Demand for drugs and devices that can enhance brain functions such as memory, creativity, attention and intelligence, is on the rise. But could the long-term side-effects outweigh the benefits of being "smarter"?

Overweight & Obesity

Good motor skills may enhance reading skills in obese children

Excess body weight has been linked to poor academic performance in children in several previous studies. A new Finnish study now shows that a high body fat percentage is associated with poor reading skills in 6–8-year-old ...

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