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Biohacking and neurohacking: Is the human body due for an upgrade?

Biohackers and neurohackers are tech-inspired problem-solvers who want to find DIY ways to “upgrade” their biology and cognitive abilities.  Biohacks run the gamut from the socially acceptable (exercise, coffee) to the extreme (hyperbaric chambers, microchips embedded under the skin). The concept of biohacking can make us explore what we value…

Mushrooms are “brain food” for seniors, 50% reduced odds of cognitive impairment! (Video)

Seniors should eat more mushrooms—a six-year study from the National University of Singapore says doing so could prevent cognitive decline. Researchers were shocked to find that seniors who consume more than two portions of mushrooms each week may have 50% fewer odds of experiencing mild cognitive impairment. Additionally, even one…

Long work days can increase your risk of stroke (Video)

Long work days can increase your risk of stroke. This, according to a new study published in Stroke, a journal by the American Heart Association.  Researchers analyzed questionnaires completed by 143,592 participants, which gathered information on age, sex, smoking, and work hours. Researchers also considered stroke history and cardiovascular risk…

Exercise improves self-esteem and mood of patients in psychiatric care facilities! (Video)

Exercise improves self-esteem and mood of patients in psychiatric care facilities. This, according to researchers at the University of Vermont. Researchers built a gym in the university medical center’s inpatient psychiatry unit and introduced 60-minute exercise regimens into each patient’s treatment plan. The team surveyed patients on their mood, self-esteem,…

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