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brain function

New tool emerges in migraine battle

An innovative medicine aims to relieve symptoms in people who saw no effect—or ill effects—with past treatments.

The brain: Amazingly resilient

Patients recovered most of their function after pediatric epilepsy surgery, which entailed removal or severing up to half the brain.

Ultrasound could ease hand tremors

MRI-guided ultrasound waves can heat and destroy tiny areas of brain tissue that trigger tremors.

Illiteracy—a dementia risk?

The ability to read and write allows people to engage in 'cognitively enriching' activities that exercise the brain.

9 in 10 lose sleep to binges

Television, video games and endless other distractions are stealing away our slumber.

Want to keep sharp? Stay social

Social activity during midlife is linked to better memory and reasoning skills.

The incredible power of Zzzs

A full night's sleep could lead to improved mood and better brain function, boosting creativity, accuracy and memory.

Parkinson’s pandemic looms

Declines in smoking and an increase in aging populations, environmental contaminants point to a massive rise in cases in the coming years.

‘There’s no one magic activity’

But studies show you can slow the progression of dementia. Here's what you should do to ensure long-term brain health.

Restful nights make for bright minds

Children who consistently get proper sleep are apt to see better outcomes in brain development and academic performance.

Here’s something to sleep on

The optimum amount of sleep to keep your brain performing its best is seven to eight hours every night.

Fitness may fend off dementia

Study: Women who are fit at age 50 have a nearly 90 percent lower risk of developing Alzheimer's.

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