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Neural Activity Plays A Role In Human Aging And Life Span

The brain’s neural activity – long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy – also plays a role in human aging and life span, according to research led by scientists in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School. The findings offer the first evidence that the activity of the nervous system affects human longevity. Although […]

Habitual Tea Drinking Contributes Positively To Brain Structure

A new study looks at the effects of tea drinking on the brain[1]. Researchers recruited healthy older participants to two groups according to their history of tea drinking frequency and investigated both functional and structural networks to reveal the role of tea drinking on brain organization. “Tea has been a popular beverage since antiquity, with […]

Slower Walkers Have Older Brains And Bodies At Age 45

The walking speed of 45-year-olds, especially their fastest walking speed without running, can be useful as a marker of their aging brains and bodies, new research from Duke University[1] suggests. Slower walkers were shown to have “accelerated aging” on a 19-measure scale devised by researchers, and their lungs, teeth and immune systems tended to be […]

Narcissism Dwindles As We Get Older

Narcissism is more likely to decline as a person ages, together with vanity, leadership, and entitlement, a new study[1] suggests. “Past work has supported the argument that people tend to mature over time by showing that they generally become more conscientious, agreeable, and emotionally stable—less anxious and depressed—from young adulthood to middle age. Our findings […]