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Emotions Influence Health

Depression, stress, anxiety, and other emotional states really do affect your cardiovascular health.

07/25/2014

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Simple, Do-At-Home Test Could Save Your Life

A new, simple test that can be done at home might help save the lives of people with irregular heartbeats.

07/24/2014

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Singing May Make You Smarter

Learning to sing promotes structural changes in the brain that help you learn and think quicker on your feet.

07/14/2014

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Addiction May Be Neurological Disorder

Researchers believe that chronic alcoholics may drink, in part, to alleviate a deficit in serotonin.

06/25/2014

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Bilingual Stimulation Good For The Brain

An Italian study found babies who grow up in a bilingual home may enjoy greater mental flexibility before they even learn to talk.

06/10/2014

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Addiction Researchers Zero In On Amino Acids In The Brain

If there’s a way we can attack addictions, try to understand them and deal with them, so much the better. Researchers say Amino acids in the brain may be key.

03/07/2014

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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

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Study Of Monkey Brain Is Revealing

Almost all of the neurons in one area of a monkey’s brain – called the face patch – responded at least twice as strongly to faces, as they did to other objects.

03/04/2014

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Reading A Novel May Be Good For Your Brain

Is reading a good book one of your greatest pleasures? New research suggests that reading novels is more than entertainment; it seems to be good for the brain.

02/25/2014

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Oxygen Levels May Influence Recovery From Spinal Cord Injury

In a recent study of people with spinal cord injuries, researchers found that patients exposed to low oxygen performed better than those with normal oxygen levels.

12/11/2013

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High Blood Pressure May Forewarn Of Alzheimer’s

Research has shown that high blood pressure in middle age may be associated with later Alzheimer’s dementia.

11/20/2013

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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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Questioning The Value Of Animal Studies

Many important studies in scientific research have been performed on animals but researchers at Stanford are now questioning the value of some of them.

08/05/2013

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Earlier Treatment Improves Stroke Recovery

Every 15 minutes sooner that a patient receives stroke treatment, there is a 4 percent reduction of stroke symptoms and deaths.

06/25/2013

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