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brain function

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.

Teaching an old brain new tricks

Explore these do's and don'ts for optimal brain health.

10 things you never knew about folic acid

Although it’s not the fountain of youth or a magic elixir, this B-vitamin has surprising ties to disease, aging and mental state.

‘Love hormone’ gene may be key to social life

Early research ties low levels of oxytocin to relationship quality.

Is brain wiring to blame for bad teen behavior?

Aggressive or antisocial young people may have less gray matter in key regions.

Hypothermia for heart attacks?

Treatment improved survival in 'nonshockable' cardiac arrest cases.

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