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Can Young Blood Improve Old Brains?
August 3rd, 2015
The blood of the young may be able to counter some of the effects of aging in older brains, according to studies in animals
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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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Losing Sense of Smell Linked with Earlier Deaths
Woman smells roses.
June 3rd, 2015
People who have problems with their sense of smell may be at increased risk for dying sooner than those who don't have trouble smelling, a new study suggests.
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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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Trans Fat May Impair Memory
June 17th, 2015
Even as a new rule will force food companies to stop adding trans fat to food, research continues to show the negative effects of trans fat on health.
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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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