Tag Archives: brain

  • December 22, 2015

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    Exercise May Aid Brain’s ‘Rewiring’

    Moderate levels of exercise may increase the brain’s flexibility and improve learning, a new study suggests.


  • November 17, 2015

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    Poor Sleep May Spur College Weight Gain?

    As the first semester of the school year reaches the halfway mark, countless college freshmen are becoming aware that their clothes are feeling rather snug.


    While the so-called freshman 15 may be hyperbole, studies confirm that many st

  • November 17, 2015

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    How to Pick a Meditation App

    By now you’ve probably read about how meditation may help you manage anxiety, stress and blood pressure, and help you sleep better, be more creative and improve your relationships. While researchers are still debating many of these claims, a number of apps offer guided m

  • November 17, 2015

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    What Is the Link Between Depression and Heart Disease?

    A person with depression is at higher risk for heart disease, and a person with heart disease is at higher risk for depression.


    The link between the two diseases is complex and not entirely understood. Many of the effects of depression

  • November 10, 2015

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    How Salad Can Make Us Fat …

    WHEN marketing researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School rigged shopping carts at a major East Coast supermarket with motion-tracking radio-frequency tags, they unwittingly stumbled on a metaphor for our path through the aisles of life.
    Route data from more than 1,000 s

  • November 10, 2015

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    Lifting Weights May Aid the Brain?

    Exercise is good for the brain. We know that. But most studies of exercise and brain health have focused on the effects of running, walking or other aerobic activities.


    Now a new experiment suggests that light resistance training may a

  • October 13, 2015

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    Weight Gain Possibly Tied to Later Bedtimes

    There may be a link between later bedtimes and weight gain, new research suggests.


    Researchers studied 3,342 adolescents starting in 1996, following them through 2009. At three points over the years, all reported their normal bedtimes,

  • August 18, 2015

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    Bedtime Stories for Young Brains

    A little more than a year ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement saying that all pediatric primary care should include literacy promotion, starting at birt

  • August 11, 2015

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    Fight Parkinson’s: Exercise May Be The Best Therapy

    Parkinson's disease afflicts about a million Americans — more than multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and ALS combined. Every year 50,000 more get the diagnosis, a number that's going up as the population ages. They face a gradual loss of control over their muscles, leading to tremors, loss of

  • August 4, 2015

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    How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

    A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of visiting nature.


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