Tag Archives: Stroke

Avocados may cut the risk of heart disease – new research

Krasula/Shutterstock Taibat (Tai) Ibitoye, University of Reading Eating two or more servings of avocado a week may cut your risk of cardiovascular disease by 16%, according to a new study. Researchers at Harvard University analysed data from two large US studies: the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study and the Nurses’ Health Study. Between 1986 and 2016, researchers followed more than 41,000 …

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Why researchers are turning to music as a possible treatment for stroke, brain injuries and even Parkinson’s

Music has a powerful effect on the brain. meboonstudio/ Shutterstock Rebecca Atkinson, University of Brighton You probably don’t realise it when you’re listening to your favourite song, but music has an incredibly powerful effect on the human brain. Singing, playing an instrument or listening to music have all been shown to activate numerous areas of the brain that control speech, …

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