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This Part of Your Brain Defies Aging

Once we go "over the hill," the aging process is typically associated with inexorable physical and mental decline. But researchers recently uncovered promising indications that there's at least one pa…

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The Brain Benefits of Bilingualism

In an increasingly connected world, the everyday advantages of being able to speak multiple languages are easy to recognize. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, bilingualism…

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Walk Your Way to a Bigger, Better Brain

We donít often think about taking our brain on a brisk walk or run but thatís the advice British researchers are offering after studying the potential benefits of exercise for staving off dementia. …

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11 Things You Really Need to Know About Caffeine

Is caffeine good or bad for your health?† It may come down to who you are and what your health is like. Before you decide if that coffee, tea, or energy drink habit is right for you, consider the foll…

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A Healthy Gut Makes a Healthy Brain

ďWhat happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,Ē according to the adage.† But the same sentiment cannot be applied to your health.† Seemingly unrelated parts of your body can be intimately connected.† When it …

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The Coffee-Slacker Connection

This is one of the funniest and most interesting scientific studies Iíve read in a long time. Researchers from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, wanted to study the effects of s…

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