Holidays on the Brain


The holiday season is upon us! Some people cherish this time of year, while others could do without it. According to a (very smal...

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To maintain lifelong mental acuity, avoid early retirement and repetitive jobs


Retir­ing at 55 and spend­ing the rest of your life relax­ing on the front porch may sound appeal­ing, but if you want your brain...

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It Takes Two


How do our brains recognize and navigate our environment? Scientists used to think the same part of the brain was at work, but it...

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What’s ADHD (and What’s Not) in the Classroom


ADHD is one of the first things that’s suspected when a child’s behavior in class, or performance on schoolwork, is problematic. ...

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Why Anxiety can sometimes be misdiagnosed as ADHD


Sometimes kids with anxiety disorders can be misdiagnosed with ADHD, or vice versa. On the surface, the two issues may look simil...

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New Alzheimer’s Approach: Cleaning the Brain of “Retired” Cells


Scientists at the Mayo Clinic have found that if you clean out retired brain cells (cells that aren’t dead, but have stopped grow...

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Large-Scale MRI Study Confirms ADHD Brain Differences


This is one of the largest-scale studies on ADHD and the brain. Researchers looked at MRI brain scans of more than 3,000 kids and...

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ADHD is not just a childhood disorder


Do you find it hard to pay attention? Do you feel the need to move constantly during times when you shouldn’t? Do you find yourse...

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Does poor sleep increase Alzheimer’s risk?


Recent research suggests a correlation between poor sleep and Alzheimer’s risk. Although the “why” is not yet conclusive, it may ...

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