Healthy Mind

Cocoa Flavanols Could Be Good for Your Brain

As the weather cools, a cup of hot cocoa might hit the spot-and could boost your brainpower

Surprising Findings Challenge Thinking on Salt and Health

In a sure-to-be-controversial new study, Belgian researchers have challenged the conventional wisdom that cutting back on salt reduces the risk of developing high blood pressure and dying from cardiovascular causes

Mediterranean Diet May Protect Brains Small Blood Vessels

Heres more evidence that eating like a Mediterranean may be good for your brain

Are Beverage Choices Linked to Depression?

Thats the possibility posed by a large new National Institutes of Health study that reports older adults who drink four or more sweetened soft drinks daily were 30% more likely to develop depression.

Ginkgo Again Fails to Make a Difference vs. Dementia

Yet another trial has failed to find significant memory-protecting benefits from ginkgo biloba, leading an accompanying editorial

Whole-Diet Changes May Reduce Alzheimers Risk

Previous research has suggested various links between what you eat and your risk of developing dementia that proceeds to Alzheimers disease

Pick Berries to Protect Your Aging Brain

Those berries adorning your breakfast cereal or topping your yogurt may be doing more than merely adding fruity flavor to your day

Unhealthy Eating Makes Bad Mood Worse

If youre already worried about your weight and diet

Staying Active and Social Prolongs Life Even After 75

Even well into your golden years, exercise can extend your life-and the greatest benefits come just from getting

More Proof Staying Physically Active Keeps Your Aging Brain Sharp

Two new studies add to the evidence that staying physically active helps protect your brain-and fill in some gaps in that research