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These personality traits may help you prevent dementia, study shows

Our aging brains collect tangles and sticky plaques that can interfere in our cognition and memory. But a recent study at Northwestern Medicine found some...

Washing hands and Halloween candy can mitigate COVID-19 contamination risks

New study shows that COVID-19 exposure risk from contaminated candy could be successfully mitigated both by washing hands and washing candy using a simple...

Why motivation to learn declines with age

As people age, they often lose their motivation to learn new things or engage in everyday activities. In a study of mice, MIT neuroscientists have...

How to trick-or-treat safely this Halloween

COVID-19 might have made this year extra scary, but it does not mean you have to give up on your favorite Halloween activities. An infectious...

Do not let COVID-19 burst your holiday bubble

The holiday season is upon us and this year should look a little different as we continue to take precautions during the pandemic. A Baylor...

Scientists find a cause for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

In a new study, researchers found a cause for the sudden onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in some children. They identify antibodies that bind to...

Sitting is not always bad for older adults, says study

It's generally accepted health advice that adults of all ages should sit less, move more, and engage in regular exercise to feel better and...

Actively speaking two languages may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Languages are used to convey thoughts, identity, knowledge, and the way people see and understand the world. Mastering more than one language provides a gateway...

Older people with these personality traits may have worse cognitive function

Our aging brains collect tangles and sticky plaques that can interfere in our cognition and memory. But in a new study, researchers found some older...

The key to happiness: Friends or family? The answer might surprise you

Think spending time with your kids and spouse is the key to your happiness? You may actually be happier about getting together with your...