Being Bilingual Could Keep Your Brain Healthy - WBAY

2 Your Health

Being Bilingual Could Keep Your Brain Healthy

Updated:

New research shows knowing more than one language could help keep your brain healthy as you age.

Researchers studied more than 100 people who identified themselves as bilingual.

During tests that involved simple working memory, bilinguals and people who speak just one language scored about the same.  But when participants had to switch between intuitive tasks, bilinguals were faster.

Researchers say this may show that bilinguals can be better mental multi-taskers.

 


A new report shows Americans are dying younger than people in other countries.

The National Research Council found life expectancies in the U.S. are shorter--in some cases years shorter-- than in 27 other high-income countries.

The news comes even though Americans spend more per person on health care than any other country.

Researchers say that may be because Americans know how to make healthy choices, but few actually make them.

 

  • Action 2 NewsMore>>

  • Oconto High School Didn't Have Sprinklers

    Oconto High School Didn't Have Sprinklers

    Action 2 News has learned Oconto High School did not have a sprinkler system when a fire caused an estimated $5 million in damage to the school last Wednesday. Today, new schools are required to have a sprinkler system installed. But when Oconto High School was built, that wasn't the case."This building was built in 1969 and the codes in 1969, at that time, didn't dictate that that would have to happen," said Jack Mlnarik, City of Oconto Fire Chief.The school was also grandfathered into not...More >>
    Action 2 News has learned Oconto High School did not have a sprinkler system when a fire caused an estimated $5 million in damage to the school last Wednesday. Today, new schools are required to have a sprinkler system installed. But when Oconto High School was built, that wasn't the case."This building was built in 1969 and the codes in 1969, at that time, didn't dictate that that would have to happen," said Jack Mlnarik, City of Oconto Fire Chief.The school was also grandfathered into not...More >>
  • 6th Congressional District Race Heats Up

    6th Congressional District Race Heats Up

    More candidates announced a bid for Congressman Tom Petri's 6th Congressional District seat. The district covers parts of ten counties and includes the cities of Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc and Sheboygan.More >>
    More candidates announced a bid for Congressman Tom Petri's 6th Congressional District seat. The district covers parts of ten counties and includes the cities of Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc and Sheboygan.More >>
  • GB Police Conduct '360 Degree' Investigation of Arrest Caught on Video

    GB Police Conduct '360 Degree' Investigation of Arrest Caught on Video

    Green Bay Police say they are investigating officer actions during an arrest caught on cell phone video.More >>
    Green Bay Police say they are investigating officer actions during an arrest caught on cell phone video.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
  • 115 S. Jefferson St. Green Bay, WI 54301
  • Email: wbay@wbay.com
  • Phone: (920) 432-3331
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBAY. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.