When should you eat to manage your weight? Breakfast, not late-night snacks

The balance between weight gain and weight gain loss is predominantly determined by what you eat, how much you eat, and by how much exercise you get. But another important factor is often neglected. Continue reading “When should you eat to manage your weight? Breakfast, not late-night snacks”

Burning Incense Is Psychoactive: New Class Of Antidepressants Might Be Right Under Our Noses

Religious leaders have contended for millennia that burning incense is good for the soul. Now, biologists have learned that it is good for our brains too. An international team of scientists, including researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, describe how burning frankincense (resin from the Boswellia plant) activates poorly understood ion channels in the brain to alleviate anxiety or depression. This suggests that an entirely new class of depression and anxiety drugs might be right under our noses. Continue reading “Burning Incense Is Psychoactive: New Class Of Antidepressants Might Be Right Under Our Noses”

The influences of exercise fulfillment on mental and physical functions of targeted older adults and the effect of a physical exercise intervention

Here we present the ‘Abstract‘ of the corresponding paper by Sakurai R, Fujiwara Y, Fukaya T, Saito K, Yasunaga M, Suzuki H, Nonaka K, Kim H, Kim MJ, Tanaka C, Nishikawa T, Uchida H, Shinkai S, Watanabe S. Continue reading “The influences of exercise fulfillment on mental and physical functions of targeted older adults and the effect of a physical exercise intervention”

Study links vitamin D-deficient older adults with greater risk of developing depression

A new study by researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin has shown for the first time in Ireland that a deficiency in vitamin D was associated with a substantial increased risk of depression (+75%) over a four-year follow up period. The findings form part of the largest representative study of its kind and have just been published in The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (JAMDA). Continue reading “Study links vitamin D-deficient older adults with greater risk of developing depression”

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