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There’s growing interest worldwide in plant-based diets that skip — or at least scale back — meat and other animal products. But is it for the best?
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What makes the Mediterranean diet so popular with doctors and dietitians as an eating plan? For one thing, it has science behind it.
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Some of the worst things you can do for your brain are bad habits, some of which can really take a toll on its mental abilities.
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Studies show that exposure to the tiniest air pollutant particles is linked to decreased brain volume and the risk of a decline in memory skills.
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One of the best things you can do for your brain is get more sleep, so what can you do to help that? Some experts say to try weighted blankets.
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Could the drug you take for insomnia, depression or bladder problems put you at greater risk for mental decline, or even dementia?
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Most people know that high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks and strokes. But it also may put you at risk for cognitive decline and dementia.
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Judging by a spike in book sales and the demand for library e-books, many Americans have turned to reading to help cope during the pandemic.
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The U.S. now has about 17 million cancer survivors. So what can they do to stay healthy, both mentally and physically, as they age?
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Many of us downsized our holiday celebrations this year, but we’re still making traditional dishes that bring us comfort and joy.
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