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cognitive

Daytime fatigue? A nap could help

An afternoon rest has its distinct advantages—but watch out for the downsides.

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.

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.

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.

Battle explosions may cause memory problems

War veterans who have been close to bomb blasts score lower on memory tests and overall cognitive performance.

Stronger workout, stronger memory

At greater intensity, exercise leads to better memory and more protein involved in the growth, function and survival of brain cells.

Teaching an old brain new tricks

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

Want to stay smart? Volunteer

People who are socially engaged and civically minded may possess sharper minds as they age.

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