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Does Exercise Really Make Us Smarter?

November 25, 2014

Exercise seems to be good for the human brain, with many recent studies suggesting that regular exercise improves memory and thinking skills. But an interesting new study asks whether the apparent cognitive benefits from exercise are real or just a placebo effect... Read More »


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Antibiotics During Pregnancy May Increase Child’s Obesity Risk

November 24, 2014

A new study reports that antibiotic use during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for obesity in the child. Read More »


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Brain changes linked to prematurity may explain risk of neurodevelopmental disorders

November 21, 2014

Disturbances in the early stages of brain growth, such as preterm birth - when many of the brain's structures have not yet fully developed - appears to affect the brain's neuro-circuitry, which may explain premature babies' higher risk of neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD and autism spectrum disorder. Read More »


Health, well-being of aging population ‘at risk’ if interventions are overlooked Image

Health, well-being of aging population ‘at risk’ if interventions are overlooked

November 20, 2014

Currently, there are 841 million people over the age of 60 across the world. This number is expected to rise to 2 billion by 2050. In a new series of studies published in The Lancet, authors warn that the aging population is at risk of chronic illness and poor well-being, and call for effective strategies to reduce this risk. Read More »


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