Keys to maintaining good brain health

Your brain is pretty amazing. About 100 billion nerve cells work together to keep you nimble and quick in your thinking. But just like the rest of your body, your brain may not be as powerful when you get a little older. Maybe you need to write things down, or you forget appointments, or you … Read more

Eating nuts early in life may lead to better health as we age

Researchers who reviewed 20 years of dietary history and 30 years of physical and clinical measurements found that participants who ate nuts early in life were more likely to be more physically active, have a better quality diet, and experienced a better risk profile for heart disease. as they age into middle adulthood. These new … Read more

Children’s sleep is related to brain development

At a glance Teenagers who slept less than nine hours a day had changes in brain structure and more problems with mood and thinking compared to those who got enough sleep. The findings suggest that sleep interventions may be needed to help improve mental and behavioral health during preadolescence and beyond. Scientists have long known … Read more

The science behind why you get great ideas in the shower

If you’ve ever gotten out of the shower or returned from walking your dog with a bright idea or a solution to a problem you’ve been struggling with, it may not be a coincidence. Rather than constantly solving a problem or desperately searching for a burst of inspiration, research from the past 15 years suggests … Read more

Social isolation and loneliness have harmful effects on the health of the heart, brain

Social isolation and loneliness are linked to about a 30% increased risk of heart attack or stroke, or death from both, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association, published today in. Journal of the American Heart Association, an open-access, peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association. The statement also identifies a … Read more

Children’s mental health treatment

Stock photo of children playing outside With vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 widely available, some children across the United States are getting their first taste of normalcy. But some pandemic habits — staring at a screen all day, sitting on the couch, eating junk food — can be hard to break. The physical consequences of … Read more

New technology gives glimpse of real shark activity off Outer Cape beaches

Shark season is underway on Cape Cod, and that means more shark sightings, more beach closures and more concerns. But underwater, out of sight, little-discussed tracking technology is revealing a truer picture of the amount of great white shark activity just off the coast of the Outer Cape. Bryan Legare, manager of the shark ecology … Read more