11/20/2014
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  • NEWS

    Working in a complex job that regularly stimulates your brain could help keep your memory from slipping as you age, according to a Scottish study published in the journal Neurology. Read more


  • NEWS

    While the marketing of soda to children on TV has dropped off, that age group remains a focus for companies selling sugary drinks, particularly on social media, according to a report from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.  Read more


  • NEWS

    Young and middle-aged men who consume a lot of trans fat--often found in fast foods, baked goods and frozen pizzas--are more likely to have memory loss than men who eat healthier diets, according to a study at the University of California, San Diego.  Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    The key is finding the method that’s best for you.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.

    —Margaret Mitchell


  • NEWS

    Add significant financial costs to the emotional demands of caring for a loved one with Alzheimers disease.  It's driving an increasing number of Americans into debt, according to a new survey. Read more.


  • NEWS

    It's long been known that not getting enough sleep can lead to memory problems.  But now scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have found the particular brain cells affected by sleep deprivation and, at least in mice, have been able to prevent memory loss. Read more.

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    President George H. W. Bush signs into law a bill that essentially bans cigarette smoking on all flights beginning and ending in the United States. Technically, the new law prohibits smoking on all domestic flights lasting six hours or less—only 28 of 16,000 flights are exempt, mainly non-stops to Hawaii. It ends a 25-year battle between tobacco companies—plus their supporters in Congress—and a coalition of health advocates and the flight attendants' union. Get the full story.

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