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By uclahealth • September 28, 2019

Research over the past ten years suggests that you can prevent depression with a healthy diet.

Some studies suggest a healthy diet, like a Mediterranean-style eating plan, can even treat depression once it’s been diagnosed. 

Improving Brain Health Through Diet

At the root of depression is an unhealthy brain. Improving your diet can [...]

By uclahealth • May 14, 2019

A new study suggests moderate exercise is not just good for your body but improves mental health as well. Researchers concluded this after analyzing the responses of 1.2 million adults who participated in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey.

Physical activity improves mental [...]

By uclahealth • October 17, 2018
Did you give your beloved a paper heart this Valentine’s Day? Think beyond cards and chocolate and make a pact with your partner to focus on heart health, too. Getting in shape together is a great way to reduce your risk of heart disease. Regular [...]
By uclahealth • February 21, 2017
When it comes to youth sports, concussions have not always been taken seriously. That’s changing rapidly, however, as athletes, coaches and parents are becoming much more aware of the seriousness of these brain injuries. That’s a positive development, because concussions can cause long-term problems with brain [...]
By uclahealth • February 21, 2017
Crossword puzzles and other mentally demanding activities are well-known as memory boosters for older adults. But what if word games aren’t your thing? What if you’d rather learn to relax, doing something like yoga? UCLA researchers found that yoga is better for both memory and mood. In a [...]
By Leigh Hopper • January 20, 2017