New Online Community to Combat Social Isolation for 50+ Adults

A new social club and online community called Amintro was created to make it easier for 50+ adults to find new friends. Already launched across Canada, Amintro is not a dating service but matches like-minded adults with similar adults to combat loneliness and social isolation among older adults. We discovered Amintro, a social app intended [. . . more]

Light Exercise Improves Memory

Anyone over 50 usually notices their memory isn’t what it used to be. However, research has recently found that just 10 minutes of light exercise can help improve memory.  Memory loss is not uncommon for older adults and its one of the first symptoms of aging noticed. We enter a room and realize we forgot [. . . more]

Black Tea Contributes to Weight Loss

Natural health enthusiasts for years have hailed the benefits of drinking an assortment of teas for weight loss but now scientific research not only supports that claim, it explains exactly how that can happen. A study [1] published in the European Journal of Nutrition has discovered that both black and green tea influenced the ratio [. . . more]

High Protein Diets May Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s

A new Australian study reveals that eating a diet high in protein may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, was conducted by researchers at Edith Cowan University’s School of Medical and Health Sciences near Perth, Australia. Researchers looked at the diets of [. . . more]

Breast Cancer Survivors Improve Cognition with Exercise

A pilot study was recently published which claims that increased physical activity helped boost breast cancer survivors’ memory and cognitive function. It’s known that increased physical activity improves cognition in cognitively impaired or even healthy adults, but the benefits for cancer survivors were undetermined. Many breast cancer survivors report poor memory or reduced ability to [. . . more]

Physical Fitness Lowers Risk of Dementia

Health experts agree that lifestyle plays an important role in whether or not a person develops dementia. Two recent scientific studies further support evidence that living a healthy, active life and being physically fit can reduce the risk of developing dementia in later life. An English study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics [. . . more]

Innovations in AI and Apps for Health Care

Interacting with AI, or artificial intelligence, has already become a way of life for most people, from email applications that automatically route spam to your junk box, to the recommendations that Netflix makes based on your viewing history, to dealing with personal assistants, like Siri or Alexa. AI technology is now becoming more prominent in [. . . more]

Alcohol vs. Cannabis and Brain Health

We will post articles and the latest research ahead of the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in Canada set to begin October 17. Marijuana is already legal for medical use while ongoing research continues exploring the benefits and potential harms of using and/or smoking marijuana. A recent study from the University of Colorado Boulder is hoping [. . . more]

Sunlight Can Shrink Fat Cells

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta shows that sunlight can shrink fat cells that lie just below the skin. The findings of the study were published in the journal Scientific Reports in November and reveal that the lipid droplets found in subcutaneous fat cells become smaller and are released from [. . . more]

Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance in The Brain

A study conducted by researchers at the Korea University in Seoul, South Korea has shown that smartphone addiction creates a chemical imbalance in the brain. The study looked at 10 youths who had been diagnosed with smartphone or internet addiction — 9 males and 10 females with a mean age of 15.5 years. To determine [. . . more]