In tracking 19,000 adults for a quarter of a century, researchers find puzzles play a notable role in preserving mental sharpness.
An afternoon rest has its distinct advantages—but watch out for the downsides.
Lack of sleep leads to stagnancy in brain regions that control dopamine, which invariably leads to dreary days of body aches.
A sedentary lifestyle—including long stretches of sitting at work—is one of the surest routes to health trouble.
Fitness, food, light therapy and socialization can help fend off the seasonal sadness that befalls many amid winter's dark and dreary months.
Study: Children who hone their musical skills will often show bigger gains in other areas of academics.
A new clinical analysis strengthens the notion that moderate exercise can help older adults reclaim some of their mental acuity.
About a third of Americans are sleep-deprived as a result of political and economic anxieties.
Researchers are finding that cultural engagement may help people tamp down depression as they age.
War veterans who have been close to bomb blasts score lower on memory tests and overall cognitive performance.
At greater intensity, exercise leads to better memory and more protein involved in the growth, function and survival of brain cells.
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