Health: October 2012 Archives
Sunday October 21, 2012
And if you build brain muscle, you protect yourself from neurodegenerative diseases - like Alzheimer's.
Jens Pruessner, the director of the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, puts it like this: dementia is like climbing down a mountain -- it takes longer to reach the bottom if you start at 1,000 feet, than if you start at 100 feet.
To help us stay up on that mountain, the centre has launched the PONDER project with the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. We get to play games online - free brain training! - and they get to do more research.
Professor Pruessner joins Sonali Karnick in studio.
Sunday October 7, 2012
In our six-part series on stress with Dr Sonia Lupien, we've talked about how we figure out what stresses us and what we can do about chronic stress. Today is our final installment.
Dr Sonia Lupien is the founder and director of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress in Montreal, which combines research with public outreach. She's also a professor of psychiatry at the Université de Montreal.
Her latest book is called "Well Stressed: Manage Stress Before It Turns Toxic."
Categories: Health, Mini-series
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- Sat., 9 – Trampoline boots in Montreal's Old Port
- May 2014
- Sun., 11 – The Book of Kale and Friends
- April 2014
- March 2014
- February 2014
- Sun., 2 – Toxin Toxout: how to detoxify your life
- December 2013
- November 2013
- October 2013
- September 2013
- Sun., 22 – Longevity: the benefits of eating fish
- August 2013
- June 2013
- May 2013
- Sat., 25 – Lentils + rice
- April 2013
- March 2013
- February 2013
- Sat., 2 – A healthy Chinese New Year
- January 2013
- Sun., 27 – Making cities more fitness-friendly
- December 2012
- Sat., 1 – Dr Réjean Thomas on World AIDS Day
- November 2012
- October 2012
- September 2012
- August 2012
- Sun., 26 – Stress, Part 1: driving ourselves NUTS