Relationship of Internet addiction with cognitive style, personality, and depression in university students

Here we present the ‘Abstract‘ of the corresponding paper by Senormancı O, Saraçlı O, Atasoy N, Senormancı G, Koktürk F, Atik L. Continue reading “Relationship of Internet addiction with cognitive style, personality, and depression in university students”

Father’s nicotine use can cause cognitive problems in children and grandchildren

A father’s exposure to nicotine may cause cognitive deficits in his children and even grandchildren, according to a study in mice publishing on October 16 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Pradeep Bhide of Florida State University in Tallahassee and colleagues. The effect, which was not caused by direct secondhand exposure, may be due to epigenetic changes in key genes in the father’s sperm. Continue reading “Father’s nicotine use can cause cognitive problems in children and grandchildren”

Limiting children’s recreational screen time to less than two hours a day linked to better cognition, study finds

Limiting recreational screen time to less than two hours a day, and having sufficient sleep and physical activity is associated with improved cognition, compared with not meeting any recommendations, according to an observational study of more than 4,500 US children aged 8-11 years old published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal. Continue reading “Limiting children’s recreational screen time to less than two hours a day linked to better cognition, study finds”

Exercise may delay cognitive decline in people with rare Alzheimer’s disease

For individuals carrying a genetic mutation that causes Alzheimer’s disease, engaging in at least 2.5 hours of physical activity per week may have beneficial effects on markers of Alzheimer’s disease brain changes and may delay cognitive decline, according to a new study available online by Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association as an article in press, corrected proof. Continue reading “Exercise may delay cognitive decline in people with rare Alzheimer’s disease”

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