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Distractions Hinder Memory

Study finds that the fewer irrelevant items you keep in mind, the more capacity you have for remembering important things.

03/06/2014

Alzheimer's Disease

Study: Those Who Have Parents With Alzheimer’s May Be Inheriting Brain Abnormalities

Bad news for those who have two parents suffering from Alzheimer’s: You may already have signs of the brain-destroying disease.

02/17/2014

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Singing Improves Brain’s Ability To Learn

Learning to sing promotes structural changes in the brain that help you learn.

01/07/2014

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Beau Biden Stays Mum On Recent Health Scare

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is still refusing to discuss details about a recent health scare that sent him to a Texas cancer center.

11/25/2013

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Research Indicates ‘Dogs Are People, Too’

A new study confirms what dog owners have always known: Dogs have feelings, too.

10/09/2013

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Psychiatric Lyme Disease

When people talk about Lyme disease they talk about issues like arthritis, but Lyme can do far more damage in other areas – including the brain.

09/04/2013

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Autism May Enhance Math Skills

According to researchers at Stanford, people with autism may have improved math skills.

08/28/2013

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Learning About Human Brains From Monkeys

Because human brains and monkey brains are similar, the hope is that monkey studies will translate to humans.

06/18/2013

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The Great Brain Experiment App

There’s no better way to test your attention span and IQ than with brain teasers but The Great Brain Experiment is much more than just that.

05/24/2013

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Testing For Signs Of Dementia

Research suggests that an electroencephalogram (EEG) can measure brain speed and serve as an indicator to predict memory problems.

03/29/2013

Brain On Fire

Health: Mysterious Disease Discovered Locally, Strikes Mainly Young Women

Doctors who discovered the disease say it’s like your brain is on fire. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl says it all starts with personality changes.

02/07/2013

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Alzheimer’s Research Leads To New Clues

New research explains how a protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease risk can cause vascular defects in the brain.

05/22/2012

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Health: New Treatment Could Prevent Severe Disabilities In Trauma Patients

Traumatic brain injuries are often fatal or leave people with severe disabilities. Now a breakthrough treatment is being tested here in Philadelphia that could change everything.

03/06/2012

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Einstein’s Brain

Did you know that part of Albert Einstein’s brain is here in Philadelphia?

11/17/2011

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Eagles Defensive Tackle Mike Patterson Diagnosed With Brain Condition Following Seizure At Training Camp

Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson will likely require further treatment following Wednesday’s seizure at training camp.

08/04/2011