Researchers boost human mental function with brain stimulation

In a pilot human study, researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital show it is possible to improve specific human brain functions related to self-control and mental flexibility by merging artificial intelligence with targeted electrical brain stimulation. Alik Widge, MD, Ph.D., an assistant professor of…

Giving brown fat a boost to fight type 2 diabetes

Increasing a protein concentrated in brown fat appears to lower blood sugar, promote insulin sensitivity, and protect against fatty liver disease by remodeling white fat to a healthier state, a new study led by UT Southwestern scientists suggests. The finding, published online in Nature Communications, could eventually lead to new…

Top ten eco-friendly products to boost your fitness and wellbeing

In need of some self-care but worried about your environmental impact? Prioritise looking after yourself and the planet with these green fitness finds. From comfort-boosting (and waste-reducing) period undies to stylish activewear made from regenerated materials, keeping reading to discover what’s on offer. Kvitravn Candle Norwegian music group Wardruna has…

Cocoa Might Give Your Brain a Boost: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 — Could the main ingredient found in chocolate super-charge your brain, help young, healthy adults think better, faster and more efficiently? Just maybe, according to a small new study out of Britain. The finding is based on work with 18 healthy men, aged 18 to 45….

Could exercise in pregnancy boost baby’s health, too?

(HealthDay)—Women who keep moving during pregnancy may have infants with more advanced motor skills, a small study suggests. Researchers discovered the difference among 1-month-olds: Those whose moms got regular aerobic exercise during pregnancy tended to have stronger movement skills, versus babies whose mothers did not. The movement tests included things…