Author: Darinel Aizprua

‘Mediterranean diet may protect against depression symptoms’

Evidence indicates that following a Mediterranean-style diet, rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, and cereals, can bring many health benefits, including protection against cardiovascular and metabolic problems. Now, a study also presents a link between this diet and a lower risk of depression later in life. New research finds a link between Mediterranean-style diets and a…

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Could a cell phone game detect who is at risk of Alzheimer’s?

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis often relies on signs of memory problems. However, these issues usually do not appear until years after the disease has taken hold. A new smartphone game is using spatial navigation to detect Alzheimer’s before it is too late. A simple game that people can play on their smartphones could help detect Alzheimer’s…

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Type 2 diabetes: Intensive hypertension therapy may lower death risk

According to a new study, intensive treatment for high blood pressure may reduce the risk of death from any cause, including cardiovascular disease, in people with type 2 diabetes. New research suggests that intensive blood pressure treatment may help those with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is one of the most common and costly chronic conditions…

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Procrastination: Does it have any benefits?

Many of us are familiar with the act of procrastinating — putting off tasks until, or past, their deadline. Why do people procrastinate? Does it only bring them disadvantages, or does it also have some benefits? We investigate in this Spotlight feature. Can procrastinating bring us any benefits, or is it all doom and gloom?…

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