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The pitch is appealing: sharpen your mind with a few minutes of brain games each day. Unfortunately, science suggests this promise is probably too good to be true.
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An intense bout of exercise can improve mood and create a sense of euphoria — an effect popularly known as the “runner’s high.”
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Some types of therpy can not only reduce stress and anxiety but also physically change the brain.
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The simple act of sitting quietly and focusing on your breath may change your brain — and improve your mental health.
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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are more common than you might think, and can cause severe problems for those affected.
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Diets high in fat and low in carbohydrates can reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures.
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This group of cells cry out for water when you’re parched.
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Most people feel a little anxious when they go to the doctor. Some see their blood pressure spike. Andrew Sherwood explains why.
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There’s a lot going on inside the brain of a World Cup athlete — and a lot that could go wrong with a hard hit or blow to the head.
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Mark Mattson reveals the surprising brain benefits of fasting.
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After the torrential rains end, or the flood recedes, or the fire burns out, many people continue to feel the emotional wounds of a natural disaster.
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Whether it’s the hum of an always-on TV or the window-rattling noise of airplanes overhead, the din of modern life poses a threat to mental and physical health.
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A team of scientists is seeking answers to a fundamental understanding of how and when neurons utilize the nutrients that give them energy.
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