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Stress and the brain
Chronic stress can make us worn-out, anxious and depressed. Its effect can be so great, in fact, that it can change the architecture of the brain.
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If you’re in need of some additional motivation to work out, then how does this sound? New research shows that exercise could reduce symptoms of...
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Doctors have always been keen to advocate a few mental gymnastics to keep the cerebrum supple. Newly published research seems to back up that idea,...
acetaminophen
A sore knee, an achy back or a bad headache after a night of too much wine can lead any number of us to reach for a couple of acetaminophen. Now a...
Working out the body and the brain
When it comes to exercise, some of us need a little more motivation than others. A new study says that sustained aerobic exercise, such as running,...
guy floating out of room
A study from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet created an "out-of-body experience" to look at how a test subject can be fooled into accepting — at a...
altruism
"Greed is good," said Gordon Gekko. The desire and ability to put oneself before others can be seen either as the essential winning strategy in...
Brain
Dozens of studies show a direct connection between daily mental exercises and reduced rates of dementia, depression and Alzheimer's disease. Give...
It’s back-to-school time, and no matter how long you’ve been out of the classroom, fall can be an inspiring season to try something new. Besides...
The memory-erasing concept behind “Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind” might not be so unrealistic after all. Neuroscientists have made some...