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Day: March 12, 2019

‘Exercise intensities benefit older brain’

‘Exercise intensities benefit older brain’

NEWS
A new research has revealed that older adults who engage in short bursts of physical activity can experience a boost in brain health even if the activity is carried out at a reasonably low intensity. According to researchers from the School of Kinesiology and Graduate Program in Neuroscience, bouts of aerobic exercise, as brief as 10 minutes, enhance cognitive function of older adults. They also found that these benefits could be realised by those previously encouraged not to exercise. The study, which included 17 older adults with an average age of 73, put participants through aerobic tests at moderate, heavy and very heavy levels of exercise intensity, and had them complete a pre- and post-exercise task to measure executive function. The key finding of the study was that...
Migraine sufferers at 20% risk of dry eyes – Study

Migraine sufferers at 20% risk of dry eyes – Study

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People with migraine may be at higher odds of also having chronic dry eye disease, a new research has revealed. Findings from the study revealed that people with migraine had a 20 percent higher risk of having dry eye disease. It showed that the relationship seemed to strengthen with age, especially for women, adding that for men aged 65 or over, having migraines nearly doubled the odds of also having dry eye disease, and women of the same age had almost 2.5 times the risk, the researchers said. According to the study team lead, an ophthalmologist at the University of North Carolina, Dr Richard Davis, physicians caring for patients with a history of migraine headaches should be aware that these patients may be at risk for (concurrent) dry eye disease. An optometrist who ru...