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Mediterranean Diet May Be Good for Your Brain
A Mediterranean diet meal of fish and vegetables.
May 11th, 2015
Eating a Mediterranean diet -- with lots of nuts and olive oil -- may help delay cognitive decline in older adults, a new study finds.
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Being Too Slim at Midlife May Boost Dementia Risk
An artist's drawing of a human mind.
April 9th, 2015
Being too thin in middle age might be bad for brain health later in life, a new study suggests.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
an ancient jade artifact discovered underwater in Veracruz, Mexico
March 15th, 2015
From technology and how it makes our lives better to forecasting earthquakes in Cali, here are our top ten best articles in Science this week.
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Making Sense of Scents: Why Odors Spark Memory (Podcast)
April 17th, 2015
What makes scent such a powerful tool to "transport" you back in time?
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Arts and Crafts Activities May Stave Off Dementia
An older man works with wood
April 8th, 2015
People who do artistic or crafty activities may have a lower risk dementia, researchers say.
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People with Dementia May Have Hidden Talents, Strange Case Shows
A man plays a saxophone in front of a sunset
January 29th, 2015
A 60-year-old businessman lost his job and much of his personality to dementia. But he learned to play the saxophone exceptionally well, according to a new report of his case.
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Diabetes and Depression May Increase Risk of Dementia
A woman with sadness or depression
April 15th, 2015
People with depression or diabetes may face an increased risk of developing dementia, a new study finds.
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Virtual Reality Can Make You Forget Pain
VR game
February 27th, 2015
It may not be too long, however, until patients will be able to ward off their agonies simply by playing virtual reality games.
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