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Stanford scientists discover why chemotherapy could harm the brain

More than half of cancer survivors suffer from cognitive impairment from chemotherapy that lingers for months or years after the cancer is gone. In a...

Scientists find our brain has two clocks to predict the future

That moment when you step on the gas pedal a split second before the light changes, or when you tap your toes even before...

Scientists solve 125-year-old mystery in epilepsy treatment

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have solved a 125-year-old mystery of the brain, and, in the process, uncovered a potential treatment...
Exercise could change blood flow and benefit brain in older adults

Exercise could change blood flow and benefit brain in older adults

Exercise training alters brain blood flow and improves cognitive performance in older adults, though not in the way you might think. A new study showed...

Coffee combo may fight Parkinson’s disease

In the study, researchers discovered a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia—two progressive...

Neck scan could predict your risk of cognitive decline

In a new study, researchers found that a five-minute scan of blood vessels in the neck during mid-life could predict cognitive decline ten years...
Your brain structure may predict diet success

Your brain structure may predict diet success

Differences in the structure of the prefrontal cortex predict an individual's ability to make healthier food choices, according to a new analysis of previous...

MRI scans may provide a way to predict your dementia risk

MRI brain scans may one day be able to gauge your risk of dementia as early as 2.6 years before memory loss is detectable,...

Bigger brains are smarter, but not by much

The English idiom “highbrow,” derived from a physical description of a skull barely able to contain the brain inside of it, comes from a...

How to keep aging brain healthy – lessons from genes

Do any genes protect against Alzheimer's disease? And do any predispose a person to its ravages? The answer is yes to both, according to work...

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A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists...
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5 exercises that do wonders for your health

If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better...
11 tests that could help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

11 tests that could help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is usually diagnosed with tests and procedures that make pictures of the pancreas and the area around it. The process used to find...
8 common complications of high blood pressure

8 common complications of high blood pressure

Because high blood pressure diagnosis is based on blood pressure readings, this condition can go undetected for years, as symptoms do not usually appear...
8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

8 ways to lose belly fat and have a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...