Diet & Lifestyle

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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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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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What does yummy taste like?
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Breathing dirty air damages our health. As wildfires grow bigger and more intense and send plumes of smoke hundreds of miles away, what does that mean for our brains?
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Not only does exercise help us maintain a healthy weight and heart, it can also support brain function and mental health.
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Sleep is vital for keeping your brain functioning and your mental health sound.
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The understanding of the molecular docking station, or receptor, to which nicotine binds informed what we know about addiction and shaped the way we view smoking.
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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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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.