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Fight Aging by Training the Brain

Adding mental exercises to physical training can go a long way toward helping people age gracefully. Research backs this up. Because the bra...

The Simple Truth of Complex Science

The genetic tests that are now available to the general public seem like something from the future. To some people, the results of these te...

The Caffeine Buzz That Keeps on Giving

Those unsettling espresso jitters may soon be a thing of the past. Scientists at Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, are...

Effects of Exercise May Vary Based on Age

Antioxidants play an important role in defending cell membranes and other structures from damage. Studies have found an association between a key regulator of antioxidant signaling, nuclear erythroi...

To Succeed, Find Your Niche

The year was 1994, and I was fresh out of school. I was a former captain of my college track team who loved speed training, and my goal was ...

Exercise, Depression, Gender & Genetics

Gender and specific genetic markers seem to influence whether exercise can help a person improve depression symptoms, according to a pilot s...

FDA Issues Draft Guidelines for Voluntary Sodium Reduction in Foods

In early June the FDA took a stand on eliminating excess salt in packaged and prepared foods from the American diet.

Trade Animal Fats for Plant-Based Fats: You'll Live Longer

In a detailed and powerful examination of how dietary fat affects health, researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have sh...

Video Recipe for Health: Vegan Moroccan Tagine

Catherine (Sananès) Katz, PhD, was trained as a neuroscientist at Princeton, but today she makes her biggest impact on human health by shar...

Healthy Kitchen Hacks for the Home Cook

This month’s hack comes to us from Sara Moulton, a chef who was among the first crop of Food Network stars and the host of the PBS show Sara’s Weeknight Meals. Cheat When You Chop

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