Impaired Spatial Navigation May Signal Early Alzheimer’s

Summary: Researchers have pioneered a study using virtual reality (VR) to identify early signs of Alzheimer’s disease through impaired spatial navigation in asymptomatic adults at risk. By testing 100 middle-aged adults with genetic, familial, or lifestyle risk factors for Alzheimer’s, the study discovered that spatial navigation difficulties in VR environments precede traditional cognitive decline symptoms. … Read more

8 Rules You Can Stop Following

With the firehose of nutrition advice at our fingertips, it can be hard to tell the difference between fact and fiction, especially when it comes to nutrition. Intermittent fasting, keto, low-carb, no-sugar, gluten-free, and vegan diets are having a moment right now, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re right for runners—or for you. As a … Read more

19 Best High-Protein Breakfast Items on Grocery Shelves

The product recommendations in this post are recommendations by the writer and/or expert(s) interviewed and do not contain affiliate links. Meaning: If you use these links to buy something, we will not earn a commission. If you’re aiming for a healthy start to your day, prioritizing a high-protein breakfast is key. Eating protein throughout the day … Read more

Post-COVID, depression, anxiety-related prescriptions see major uptick

How long should anxiety be treated with medication? Dr. Mattu answered a commonly asked question regarding how long someone should be on medication when being treated for anxiety and/or depression. The COVID-19 pandemic was a breaking point for 43-year-old Tamalyn Paredes, an addiction counselor at a methadone clinic in Portland, Oregon. Living in California at … Read more

Research suggests COVID-19 affects brain age and IQ score

Ziyad Al-Aly is chief of research and development at VA St. Louis Health Care System and a clinical epidemiologist at Washington University in St. Louis. From the very early days of the pandemic, brain fog emerged as a significant health condition that many experience after COVID-19. Brain fog is a colloquial term that describes a state of … Read more

Fasting-like diet could slow the aging process, study suggests: ‘Living longer and healthier’

{{#rendered}} {{/rendered}} Could adopting a fasting-like diet help slow down aging? That’s the claim of researchers from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology in Los Angeles, who led a study on the benefits of a “fasting-mimicking diet” (FMD). In addition to reducing biological age and immune system aging, the diet was linked to reductions … Read more

Phone App Uses AI to Detect Depression From Facial Cues

Dartmouth researchers report they have developed the first smartphone application that uses artificial intelligence paired with facial-image processing software to reliably detect the onset of depression before the user even knows something is wrong. Called MoodCapture, the app uses a phone’s front camera to capture a person’s facial expressions and surroundings during regular use, then … Read more