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Second-hand smoke makes kids fat and stupid

Jan 2016. Journal of Childhood Obesity
“Passive Smoke Exposure and Its Effects on Cognition, Sleep, and Health Outcomes in Overweight and Obese Children” (source 306 more words

Worry II

I made the mistake of joining a group, Overcoming MS a month ago.  It is a mistake because they send out newsletters, which are almost always depressing with a heading that proclaims “Whatever It Takes” and articles called “Can You Stop My MS?” 539 more words


Health Declines for Seniors who Stop Driving - Columbia University

As a senior citizen (my 76th birthday was last week) working on his physical and mental health, I was surprised to learn of this correlation between driving and health. 522 more words


A neuroscientist says there's a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed

When I was about to turn 40, I started working out regularly after years of inactivity. As I sweated my way through cardio, weights, and dance classes, I noticed that exercise wasn’t just changing my body. 1,008 more words

Exploratory Decision-Making as a Function of Lifelong Experience, Not Cognitive Decline

Our latest aging study has just been published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. The paper reports work done with Nate Blanco, Kirsten Smayda and Todd Maddox at the University of Texas, Austin, Bradley Love (University College London) and Ross Otto (New York University). 296 more words

Poverty and Cognitive Function

It would appear that people who are chronically poor have lower cognitive functioning than the well-off.[1] Of course, which way round causality is working is not clear from this finding alone. 168 more words

Richard Lilford

Eat Some Brain Food

Studies show that diet affects many different aspects of cognition, including memory and thinking ability.  According to researchers, a healthy diet may reduce the risk of cognitive decline as we age. 124 more words

Diet And Nutrition