In prior research studies, cardio-exercises have shown to promote a healthier lifestyle and boost mental health. New research, published in the peer-reviewed journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, takes its efficiency a step forward, indicating cardiorespiratory exercises may improve areas of the brain associated with cognitive decline.

To reach these findings, researchers studied 2,103 adult participants, aged 21 to 84, through two population-based cohorts between June 2008 through September 2012. In the study, two areas: gray matter and total volume, were examined to identify any changes between cardio-exercises and cognitive function.

Using a stationary bike, the participants were instructed to undergo cardiorespiratory…


Amid the rapid onset of the coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, public trust in the eyes of the American people has tanked, as detailed in previous studies probing confidence in political, business, and news media leaders.

However, despite such a lack of confidence in key institutions, the general public in the U.S. still holds high regard for medical practitioners and researchers alike, according to a new survey conducted by the US-based think tank Pew Research Center.

Based on the findings, as much as 74 percent of Americans hold favorable standpoints of medical physicians, while only 8 percent share differing views…


In recent years, anti-vaccination misinformation has surged among the U.S. public assumably the result of exposure to untrustworthy sources on social media, new research indicates.

A new study, as published in the Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review, showcases what a research team at Annenberg Public Policy Center found after examining vaccine beliefs, particularly during the measles outbreak in recent times, of nearly 2,500 adult participants residing in the U.S.

To reach their findings, researchers set out to answer two key questions: “How does the use of traditional media vs social media affect the belief in false information regarding vaccines in…


In countless studies, human interactions with nature have shown to induce beneficial effects on physical health and mental wellness. Although this may be the case for all forms of nature, researchers at the University of Washington found that relatively wild nature in urban parks, in particular, is considered more vital to one’s overall health.

In the new paper, as published in the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, the research team set out to determine how distinct kinds of nature induce different effects for humans. …


Prolonged periods of cognitive activity could result in a subsequent decrease in overall cognitive function, physical exhaustion, and attention deficits. But the effects of brain over-activity causing mental fatigue may be profoundly reduced through music intervention and mindfulness, a new study found.

According to the study, published in the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, mental fatigue is a common factor contributing to a loss of productivity, weak cognitive performance and workplace accidents. However, a research team from the University of Southern Denmark determined that listening to binaural beats could improve such consequential effects. …

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