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Having a ‘Life Purpose’ Is Linked with Better Brain Health, Study Shows

New research shows that positive mental well-being may help protect brain health as we age. The findings strongly linked having purpose and meaning in life with a reduced risk for mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Meaningful activities that engage the … Continue reading


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3 Mental Problems Linked To Vitamin B12 Deficiency

The deficiency is easy to rectify with diet or supplementation. Mental confusion can be a sign of vitamin B12 deficiency, research suggests. People with a B12 deficiency can have problems with their memory and concentration. Depression symptoms like low mood … Continue reading


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Using Food To Ward Off Anxiety

It’s normal to feel anxious or worried from time to time. Work deadlines, writing an exam or giving a presentation, for example, can trigger short-lived anxiety. People with an anxiety disorder, however, experience persistent and intense anxiety, worry or fear … Continue reading


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Social Connection May Be Strongest Protection Against Depression

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found that social connection may be the strongest protective factor against depression, and suggest that reducing sedentary activities such as TV watching and daytime napping could also help reduce the risk of depression. … Continue reading