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Music can boost brain activity

Neuroscience offers proof that music can boost brain activity at any age

Written by Stannah on 12th June 2018

Since Dr. Marian Diamond’s pioneering research proved that our brains stay “plastic” throughout our lives, more and more studies have reinforced this finding, contributing to an increasing awareness of the fact that keeping our brains engaged helps slow down cognitive decline. A more recent study (April 2018), by Columbia University and the New York State […]

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Still Alice: a story about early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Still Alice: a story about early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Written by Stannah on 6th June 2018

Images sourced at Newstateman and Howard or Film “What if you were to lose every memory you ever had?” in “Still Alice”, by Lisa Genova Julianne Moore’s Oscar and Bafta winning performance couldn’t have been more powerful. She completely transformed herself into a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University who faces an unexpected diagnosis. When she […]

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world ms day

World MS day: “A day to celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future”

Written by Stannah on 28th May 2018

“The disease with a thousand faces” – also known as Multiple sclerosis. Why a thousand faces? Because each person diagnosed with this incurable chronic disease has unique symptoms. We still don’t know so much about MS , so the World MS organisation decided to “bring people closer” through research for World MS day 2018.   […]

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swimming improves balance

How can swimming improve balance?

Written by Stannah on 22nd May 2018

We’ve all heard about how a sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of developing life-threatening health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. However, we really don’t hear much about how important it is to improve our sense of balance and how doing so can go a long way in fall prevention, especially as we […]

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parkinsons

Parkinson’s disease and its effects on mobility

Written by Stannah on 4th April 2018

On World Health Day, you’ll likely read about how healthy habits like exercising or drinking more water, can improve your health. While these are helpful tips and important topics to cover, we decided to take things a step further. What if you couldn’t drink that glass of water by yourself? It can be daunting to […]

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World diabetes day

World Diabetes Day: Act Today to Change Tomorrow

Written by Stannah on 8th November 2017

The right to a healthy future should be universal. But living well and preventing diseases like diabetes very much depends on access to education, information and awareness. This is especially true for women, who are the most affected group, and should have access to care and education to better manage their diabetes and improve their […]

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World Heart Day: Preventing heart disease and promoting healthier living

World Heart Day: Preventing Heart Disease & Promoting Healthy Living

Written by Stannah on 26th September 2017

“Listen to your heart.” It’s a phrase we hear a lot. It might be your favorite line from a classic romantic comedy or sound advice delivered to you by a cherished loved one. Regardless of where you first encountered the phrase, the idea that our hearts are central to who we are as people has […]

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knee pain

Knee pain: know the symptoms, causes and prevention measures

Written by Stannah on 22nd August 2017

When you, or someone you know, experience severe knee pain caused either by a knee injury, Osteoarthritis or even Rheumatoid Arthritis, you’ll know how distressing and painful it can be to walk 200 yards to the grocery store, go about your everyday activities, get in and out of the bath or walk up and down the stairs, just to name a […]

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