Brain Health

The Pharmacy Times® Brain Health resource center provides clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

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A recently published meta-analysis by the UConn Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) is the first-ever to explore the use of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness-based interventions for the effective treatment of chronic concussion symptoms.
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Using multiple languages may help to protect the brain against age-related cognitive decline. 
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A brain circuit that is critical for maintaining motivation may be responsible for a decline in learning as people age.
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Maintaining brain health is especially important in the senior population, because once brain cells die, dementia typically follows.
 
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Nursing home residents who are transferred to the emergency department potentially face long-term health consequences. 
 
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In addition to increasing physical power, physical training reduced participants’ body fat percentage and increased their oxygen-uptake efficiency.
 
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A new study found a combination of physical activity and cognition-boosting tasks, such as reading a book, is the best way to preserve brain health. 
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Daily mindfulness contributed to less same-day sleepiness, and those with greater mindful attention were 66% less likely to experience symptoms of insomnia.
 
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Some of these behaviors are not considered indicators of Alzheimer disease or other memory-impairing illnesses.
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The new study reveals that consuming these beverages during the breastfeeding period may also lead to poorer cognitive development in children nearly 2 years later.
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Children with a previous diabetes diagnosis showed lower performances compared with newly diagnosed children, suggesting that the deficits may worsen over time.
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