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Pandemic Linked to Rise in Depression and Anxiety In New Moms

Pregnant and postpartum women are already at a high risk of depression and anxiety. In fact, one in seven women struggle with symptoms before and after giving birth, according to past research. But the coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating...

Alzheimer’s Isn’t Inevitable

The other night, I watched a two-hour interview with the actress Olivia de Havilland, in which she swooned when recalling meeting the swashbuckling Errol Flynn in 1934. She also described how Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable played...

Getting Stroke Survivors Moving

Worldwide, one out of every six people will have a stroke in their lifetime. Thankfully, a large number of those individuals will survive the stroke, but many of those survivors will experience long-term disability. In...

Migraine history ‘significant risk factor’ for dementia

A history of suffering from migraines is a “significant risk factor” for developing different forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recently published study by researchers from the University of Waterloo and the...

Quarantine Shines a Light on the Health Effects of Loneliness & Social Isolation

As a cognitive neuroscientist and clinical neuropsychologist, I have been yammering away for years about the detrimental effects of loneliness and social isolation on brain health and overall health. Loneliness and social isolation have long been of interest to...

Coronavirus anxiety is placing huge demands on our brains

It should come as no surprise that the COVID-19 crisis is placing huge demands on the human brain. We are experiencing raw, existential anxiety for the health and safety of ourselves and those dearest to...

THROUGH THE WEEDS

Use of cannabis by young people up to 25 years of age is discouraged because it can have detrimental effects on their developing brains. But, what is the impact of using cannabis for adults, particularly...

PURPLE HAZE

Use of vaping devices has grown rapidly in the past decade. While initially promoted as a smoking cessation aid for adults addicted to conventional cigarettes, vaping devices have become incredibly popular among young people, many...

SEEKING THE IDEAL EXERCISE “PRESCRIPTION” FOR BRAIN HEALTH

Your risk of developing dementia is influenced by a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. While there is nothing you can do about the genetics that you are born with, and there are only...

MIND OVER MATTER – VOLUME 10

Thanks to the ongoing support of our partner Brain Canada, Women’s Brain Health Initiative’s newest edition of MIND OVER MATTER has just been published. Loaded with interesting science-based articles, MIND OVER MATTER brings you the latest research...

YOUR NEXT DOCTOR APPOINTMENT WILL LIKELY BE VIRTUAL

Last September, I wrote to you about virtual care and how telemedicine was becoming more and more important to the Canadian public as there was, and is, a shortage of family doctors. The article...

Preserving Your Brain Health While in Isolation

We’ve been thinking about you. You’ve likely never experienced anything like what we’re witnessing now. In a matter of days, our lives have been turned upside down by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Women’s Brain Health Initiative...

An added immune booster – A Robust Circadian Rhythm

While isolation and hygiene are effective in reducing the chance of infection, they do little to increase our resilience to the virus so that we suffer less and recover faster. In addition, the stress...

Isolation and Monotony Stress the Brain – Here’s How to Cope

If you’re anything at all like me these days, life in quarantine has started to resemble the movie “Groundhog Day.” A monotonous series of 24-hour increments where you wake, brush your teeth, put...

Gender Disparity In Brain Health & The Alzheimer’s Epidemic

All over the world, women’s equality, which has come so far since the days of American suffragettes and Women’s Lib, is being re-evaluated in real time. Between #MeToo on the one hand and “lean in” on...

Mind What You Eat

MIND OVER MATTER interviews celebrity chef Michael Bonacini on what he does to stay healthy. Q – When did you start to get serious about your health? A – This happened to me five or six...

Her Grey Matter Matters™

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects more women than men, and not just because women tend to live longer. Almost 70% of Canadians and Americans living with the disease are women. What is unique about women that...

WHY WOMEN’S CHRONIC PAIN IS NOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY and WAYS TO MANAGE IT

Chronic pain can impact everything from your mood, to your sleep to your social life. “The first things we lose are fun activities and leisure and we end up only doing what we...

Well Grounded

Beverley Burdeyney is an active 79-year old personal fitness trainer and lifestyle dynamo who does not believe in “quick” fixes, but rather a long-term common sense approach to achieving and maintaining good health. Prevention, she...

Biogen Given Green Light to Relaunch Aducanumab Study on Alzheimer’s Trial Participants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a re-dosing study for patients formerly enrolled in Biogen’s phase three clinical trials of its Alzheimer’s drug, aducanumab. The company said it expects patients to...

All You Can Eat

Our bodies change as we age – partly due to natural physiological aging and partly due to lifestyle choices. As early as our thirties, we begin to lose a small amount of muscle mass, and,...

Optimizing Your Brain Health at Any Age

It’s never too late to start working on brain health. That said, the strategies for how to optimize your brain will vary depending on several aspects, not the least of which is...

Ray of Hope

It has long been known that vitamin D – often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” – is one of the most essential vitamins for our overall health because it regulates calcium in the body...

Here’s the Rub – Health Benefits of Saunas, Aromatherapy, & Massages

SWEAT IT OUT Sauna bathing, a form of passive heat therapy, is a traditional activity in Finland that is primarily used for relaxation purposes and is becoming increasingly common in many other populations. The typical...

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