Back-to-School anxiety in kids: what to watch out for this year

Many kids are anxious about going back to school this year. Some are afraid that they or family members will get sick. Others worry they’ve fallen behind and won’t catch up. Anxiety can make it harder for kids to use coping skills they’ve learned in the past. Kids who were already struggling with school or […]

Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s diagnosis?

Scientists have developed a promising—and simple—blood test for accurately diagnosing Alzheimer’s, something doctors have long wanted. What’s more, the test can detect changes in the brain 20 years before outward symptoms appear. While the test probably won’t be available for a few more years, this research represents a real step forward in the fight against […]

Some words are more memorable than others

Scientists have discovered that it’s easier for people to remember certain words in memory tests. But why would words like “tank,” “pig,” and “doll” be easier to remember than “street,” “cat,” and “cloud”? All the details of this new research in “Search Engine Strategies of the Brain: Why Some Words May Be More Memorable […]

ADHD and Emotions: what you need to know

At a Glance Kids with ADHD feel the same emotions as their peers. Emotions are more intense with ADHD and impact everyday living. ADHD makes it hard to manage emotions. If your child has ADHD, you probably know about the major symptoms. Trouble focusing. Impulsivity. And in some cases, hyperactivity. But many kids with ADHD (also known as ADD) […]

Five Lifestyle Habits That May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

A large new study showed that people who follow five lifestyle behaviors may have up to a 60% lower risk of Alzheimer’s. The key was to follow at least four of them. Perhaps not surprisingly, the five behaviors included keeping physically active, not smoking, following a good diet, light-to-moderate alcohol consumption, and cognitive activity. All […]