The Mediterranean diet: for both body and brain – 地中海飲食:對身體和大腦有益

The Mediterranean Diet — comprised of eating mostly plants (vegetables, fruit, beans) – has maintained its golden reputation, backed by decades of scientific research. Studies have again and again shown that this diet protects against obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Now evidence also suggests that this diet could lessen the risk for cognitive decline and lifetime risk […]

Alzheimer’s in animals – 動物的阿玆海默症

Are humans the only animal that gets Alzheimer’s disease? A recent study suggests that it’s possible chimpanzees do, too. In the study, researchers looked at the preserved brains of 20 chimps, and found that four had the amyloid plaques and tangles that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s in humans. Read more on Scientific American. – […]

Reading books correlated with longer life – 閲讀令你更長壽

In a recent study conducted at Yale, researchers investigated whether people who spent more time reading books lived longer. They did, by an average of two years. Reading magazines and newspapers didn’t have the same effect. Why might that be? Learn more here. – 最近在耶魯大學開展了一項研究,他們對閲讀時間多少與壽命的長短進行了一個調查,發現閲讀時間較長的人平均多活兩年,就算閲讀報紙和雜誌也會有同樣的效果。究竟原因何在? 請參閲

What’s going on with Brain Freeze? – 為甚麼吃冷的東西時會有大腦凍結的感覺?

Have you ever gotten “brain freeze” from eating something cold on a hot day? That feeling has a scientific term: “sphenopalatine ganglion neuralgia.” But the brain itself can’t actually feel pain, and cold ice cream doesn’t seem like it should cause pain anyway. So why is that so? Find out here!   – 你曾否在熱天吃冷的東西時,大腦感覺被凍結了一樣?這種感覺在科學上名為“蝶腭神經節神經痛”。實際上,大腦本身沒有疼的感覺,而吃雪糕等冷的東西似乎也不應會引起庝痛。那為什麼會這樣呢? 想了解更多,請到︰ […]

Sеlf-Eѕtееm iѕѕuеѕ and ADHD – 專著力不足及過度活躍(ADHD)與自尊心問題

Aѕidе frоm thе сhаllеngеѕ thаt аrе fасеd by реорlе with diffеrеnt tуреѕ оf ADHD, thеу аlѕо suffer frоm ѕеlf-еѕtееm iѕѕuеѕ. They often hеаr thаt thеу аrе lаzу, diѕоrgаnizеd аnd stubborn. Thе еаrliеr a diаgnоѕiѕ iѕ made thе more hеlр саn bе рrоvidеd, rеduсing iѕѕuеѕ оf self-esteem later in life. It iѕ critical tо rеаlizе thаt еvеn with ADHD, these same people […]


Besides increasing your risk of heart disease, depression, and obesity, stress decreases your cognitive performance. The tricky thing about stress (and the anxiety that comes with it) is that it’s an absolutely necessary emotion. Our brains are wired such that it’s difficult to take action until we feel at least some level of this emotional […]

Back to school anxiety – 開學的壓力

No matter how old you are, change prompts anxious feelings. We’re actually wired to be on high alert when the situation is unfamiliar. So it’s no surprise that the start of a new school year can make children and teens anxious. Anxiety about school sometimes takes the form of headaches and stomachaches in the morning that kids […]