Anxiety Cranks Up Activity in Women’s Brains, Study Says

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Women who worry a lot have brains that work overtime even during easy tasks, new research suggests. The findings could help in the identification and treatment of anxiety disorders, according to the Michigan State University scientists who conducted the study. “This may help predict the development of anxiety issues later in life for girls,” said […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Brain

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Brain Matter Throughout history, the human brain has been remarkably good at dismissing itself. Everyone from ancient Egyptians to Aristotle has downplayed the role of the mysterious stuff between our ears. Famed anatomist Galen gave the brain credit as commander of movement and speech, but even he brushed aside the white and gray matter, figuring […]

Boost Your Brain Power While At Work And Beat The Stress

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Multitasking has become a way of life – and work – for many of us. Most of us consider it an acquired skill. We check mails while on a conference call. Talk on the cell phone while driving. Doing two or three things at once is almost second-nature now. But multitasking is not the most […]

Sleep Helps Protect Your Brain

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I love the way I feel after a good night’s sleep. My body is rested; my mind feels clear and alert; and I am happy to just linger in bed and relax. Of course, this delightful state is eventually interrupted by an alarm going off or the dog barking for me to feed him. But […]

Use Your Brain: Cancer Prevention And Your Mind

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Cancer is one of the scariest words in our dictionary. It can strike with no warning and it affects people of every gender, race, age, height and weight. Marathon runners and couch potatoes get cancer. Vegans and junk food lovers get cancer. It may seem impossible to stop. You can turn the odds in your […]

Dos and Don’ts for a Healthy Brain

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Follow these tips to help keep your brain and your body vibrant and healthy throughout your life… Do: Exercise your body regularly and get involved in physically active leisure pursuits Keep your mind exercised! Engage in active learning throughout life and pursue new experiences Stay socially engaged with friends, family and community groups Maintain a […]

The Truth Behind Women’s Brains

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Most people think that the brains of baby boys and girls are blank slates at the beginning of life. But according to new scientific evidence, they’re not. Recent reports show that newborn males and females have very different brain circuitry, and hormones dramatically shape their future thoughts, feelings and behavior in the first years of […]

10 Big Differences Between Men’s And Women’s Brains

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The differences between women and men are not only well-documented, but frequently at the heart of jokes, anecdotes, and good-natured (and not so good-natured) ribbing. Experts have discovered that there are actually differences in the way women’s and men’s brains are structured and in the way they react to events and stimuli. So the next […]

The Wrong Amount Of Sleep Can Age Your Brain

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The amount of sleep we get can impact our mental health in later life, a study has warned. Sleeping too little or for too long disrupts how we think and can age the brain by up to seven years, the findings show. Getting less or more than the six to eight hours recommended sleep increases […]

Strength Train Your Brain

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Get ahead at work, stop stress, and boost your smarts — all by lacing up your sneakers. Check out the moves that’ll put you at the top of your game. Last week, scared silly about a speech I had to give, I rode my bike to the event, hoping it would calm my jitters. Luckily, […]