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Brain

Creeping threat: Kratom

Reports of poisoning from this unregulated herbal substance have jumped 50-fold in the past six years.

Wakeful nights, woeful days

Lack of sleep leads to stagnancy in brain regions that control dopamine, which invariably leads to dreary days of body aches.

Frailty—dementia risk factor?

New research indicates a frail brain could be more susceptible to neurological problems such as dementia, as the patient is less able to cope.

Stuck on cubicle mode? Walk it off

A sedentary lifestyle—including long stretches of sitting at work—is one of the surest routes to health trouble.

Banish those blues

Fitness, food, light therapy and socialization can help fend off the seasonal sadness that befalls many amid winter's dark and dreary months.

Smart money’s on the symphony

Study: Children who hone their musical skills will often show bigger gains in other areas of academics.

The cost of connectivity?

Medical researchers have found that heavy users of social media have significantly higher odds of depression.

Study: Active lifestyle sharpens mind

A new clinical analysis strengthens the notion that moderate exercise can help older adults reclaim some of their mental acuity.

Stressful life, sleepless night

About a third of Americans are sleep-deprived as a result of political and economic anxieties.

Feeling glum? Brighten up with movies

Researchers are finding that cultural engagement may help people tamp down depression as they age.

Mental health care gap persists

Research shows that people who need these services the most may find it the least accessible—or they'll avoid it altogether because of stigmas.

Maybe later…

Scientists finally get around to finding procrastination's home in the brain.

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