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Breakups Can Be Harder on Men
No one weathers a breakup well, but older women, with a broader social net, appear to handle it better than older men do. Some suggestions.
Give Your Brain a Shot of Exercise
A study of seniors who agreed to brain biopsies after death shows more precisely what exercise does for our brains to help us stay sharp.
Cataracts Cloud the Mind
Cataract surgery does more than help people see more clearly; it appears to help them think more clearly too, and protects against dementia.
Inflammatory Foods May Fuel Dementia
Eating a diet high in anti-inflammatory foods like fruit, tea and coffee, vegetables and legumes appears to help prevent cognitive decline.
Can Cannabis Help You Sleep Better?
Many people hoping to get a better night's rest have been turning to marijuana. But it appears pot affects different people differently.
Don't Underestimate the Benefits of Housework
Sweeping, cleaning, vacuuming, dusting -- we may not like them, but they do good things for our bodies and minds.
A Surprising Treatment for Alzheimer’s: Viagra
The insurance records of over 7 million people revealed that those who took sildenafil were nearly 70% less likely to develop Alzheimer's.
Red Light Renews Sight
Brief exposure to a particular wavelength of red light appears to rejuvenate mitochondria in the cells of aging eyes and improves vision.
We Evolved from Couch Potatoes
The benefits of exercise become even more essential as we age. Evolutionary biology helps explain how activity extended the human lifespan.
New Hope for Recovering Speech
Our use of tools and language developed together in the brain. Now this relationship may be used to help brain injured patients speak again.
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