• punhado

    Can fist clenching improve your memory?

    A recently published study showed that if you want to better commit something to memory, clench your right fist for 90 second before doing the memorizing and to best try to retrieve a memory out of your brain, clench your left fist first. (Note this is for right-handed people; if you are left-handed, you would use the opposite hands).

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    Soccer ball heading may lead to brain damage

    There is growing concern about chronic head injury in certain sports, and a recent study on girl soccer players demonstrated a subtle drop in mental functioning. Until more is known, soccer players concerned about optimal mental performance should probably minimize heading.

  • memoria

    Exercise and memory

    Regular aerobic exercise (even brisk walking) seems to improve memory function, but some people, based on what genes they posses, get more of a boost from exercise than others.

  • somnambulism

    Some side effects of the most common sleeping pill prescribed

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently recommended a decreased dose of the most commonly prescribed sleep drug, zolpidem, for women. They also recommended that men consider a lower dose. This is because of residual morning sleepiness in a significant percentage of women in particular. “Sleep Related Eating Disorder” from sleeping pills is also discussed.

  • hearing loss

    Hearing loss and mental decline linked

    Older people with a mild or greater hearing loss suffer mental cognitive decline at a rate 30 to 40 percent faster than normal hearing individuals. The results also probably apply to younger people as well.

  • cerebro

    The healthy brain diet

    If you want to keep your brain in top condition, are there food types you should avoid, and others that…

  • dr. alexander

    Part 2: A Harvard neurosurgeon’s coma and afterlife experience

    In our last post, we presented the story of an American neurosurgeon, Dr. Eben Alexander, who one morning in 2008,…

  • quase-morte

    A Harvard neurosurgeon’s coma and afterlife experience

    Here in Mais Saúde, we focus on scientific, medical topics, but sometimes the scientific intersects with the religious, the mystical….