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Genes, Stroke and Dementia

Genes, Stroke and Dementia

Aside from affecting the health of the brain, both stroke and dementia are unfortunately very common; various forms of dementia afflict millions of Americans, whereas stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. A recent study ...

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What a Shock! Sharpening the Mind with Electricity

What a Shock! Sharpening the Mind with Electricity

Learning and retaining new information is one of the most crucial tasks the brain must perform. Unfortunately, such actions are often easier said than done, especially among those who are in the grip of cognitive decline. A recent report indicates ...

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A Common Concern: ADHD and Children

A Common Concern: ADHD and Children

The term “ADHD” has long been part of the national lexicon, and for good reason; a 2012 Northwestern University study found that, from 2000 to 2010 alone, the ADHD diagnosis rate among children rose by 66 percent. Though this widespread ...

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Overcoming Social Anxiety

Overcoming Social Anxiety

Do you occasionally feel shy or nervous in social environments? Research suggests that you are not alone: A 2011 study by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) found that over 12 percent of “somewhat or very” shy teens met ...

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Why Eating Right May Improve Your Mental Health

Why Eating Right May Improve Your Mental Health

When the health benefits of food are discussed, people usually focus on how proper dietary habits can maintain and improve the body’s physical health. This is to be expected, since the body obviously needs a well-balanced diet in order to ...

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The Twenty-One Expressions of the Face

The Twenty-One Expressions of the Face

If asked, most people would probably say that face can convey a fairly limited number of emotions. Researchers have long believed that the face can only make six expressions – happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear and disgust. In fact, the ...

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Is There A Connection Between Anemia and Dementia?

Is There A Connection Between Anemia and Dementia?

Probably the worst part of getting older is the impact of age on the body’s health. Seniors face a number of health-related problems, ranging from declining vision to arthritis to cardiovascular disease. Two issues that millions of senior citizens must ...

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