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Moderate coffee consumption may promote brain health — and it’s not because of caffeine

How Cof­fee May Pro­tect Brain Health: A New Study Sug­gests The Ben­e­fits Aren’t Just From Caf­feine (Forbes):

Cof­fee has been get­ting con­sid­er­able atten­tion for a grow­ing list of health ben­e­fits, with brain health high among them. While not with­out a few down­sides, stud­ies have shown impres­sive upsides of mod­er­ate cof­fee con­sump­tion, often linked to its high caf­feine con­tent. But a new lab study sug­gests that when it comes to brain health, cof­fee offers more than the stim­u­lat­ing effects of our favorite legal drug–in fact, decaf could be just as effec­tive Read the rest of this entry »

August e-newsletter: Inside Out, Coffee, Stress, Poverty, Exercise, Brain Training, and more SharpBrains News

Inside-Out.

Time for Sharp­Brains’ August e-newslet­ter, wrap­ping up this month’s key brain-relat­ed news and stud­ies, and fea­tur­ing Four “Inside Out” insights to dis­cuss and improve our kids’ emo­tion­al lives (and our own).

New studies:

New thinking:

New tools:

Final­ly, a reminder to Save the Date for 2015 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Novem­ber 17–19th), where lead­ing experts will dis­cuss Mon­i­tor­ing Enhanc­ing Brain Health in the Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Era.

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Have a great month of Sep­tem­ber.

Study: With exceptions, moderate coffee drinking may help protect against mild cognitive impairment

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Cof­fee habits linked to mem­o­ry, brain health in seniors (CBS News):

In the study, a team led by Dr. Vin­cen­zo Sol­frizzi of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Bari Aldo Moro, looked at the cof­fee con­sump­tion of 1,445 Ital­ians aged 65 to 84. The par­tic­i­pants’ men­tal health was also tracked for a medi­an of three-and-a-half years Read the rest of this entry »

Open question: Can coffee & Ritalin’s mental effects be delivered, safely, over a smartphone?

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Will 2015 be the year our smart­phones link up to our brains? (Pop­u­lar Sci­ence):

Thync bills itself first and fore­most as a neu­ro­science com­pa­ny. Its sole product—slated for release lat­er this year—is a smart­phone-con­trolled wear­able device that will allow the user to active­ly alter his or her brain’s elec­tri­cal state through tran­scra­nial direct cur­rent stim­u­la­tion (tDCS). The big idea: Read the rest of this entry »

Grand Rounds: 22 Health and Medicine Questions and Answers

Wel­come to Grand Rounds, the week­ly col­lec­tion of best health and med­ical blog posts. This week we invite you to enjoy a broad range of insights, tips, and first-hand sto­ries, pre­sent­ed as a Q&A con­ver­sa­tion with blog­gers will­ing to answer, below, a total of 22 good ques­tions.

On Health and Med­i­cine

  1. What can one-word pre­scrip­tions deliv­er
  2. How does food pro­cess­ing change food´s nutri­tion­al val­ue
  3. Can diet Increas­es Risk of ADHD
  4. Is alco­holism an ill­ness
  5. What´s bet­ter: steady dete­ri­o­ra­tion over 10 years, or sym­p­­tom-free life for 9 years fol­lowed by rapid dete­ri­o­ra­tion in year 10

On Patient Life

  1. As we talk about wellness…what about devel­op­ing self-com­pas­sion
  2. Can patients with chron­ic pain still live a full life
  3. What is the patient-doc­tor eti­quette for using Face­book and Twit­ter
  4. Should patients in an ide­al world con­tract direct­ly with their doc­tors
  5. What are patient advo­cates focus­ing on these days

On Health Care pro­fes­sion­als Read the rest of this entry »

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