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How To Hear At Holiday Parties
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How To Hear At Holiday Parties

It’s known as the Cocktail Party effect, and no, it has nothing to do with morning after headaches. The Cocktail Party Effect is the inability to clearly hear what is being said by the nice person who is talking to you, largely because there are a dozen other people within […]

Runners’ Brains Have More Connections
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Runners’ Brains Have More Connections

No, it doesn’t mean that runners are smarter than the rest off us, but research conducted at the University of Arizona has found that runners, overall, have greater functional connectivity — or connections between distinct brain regions — within several areas of the brain, including the frontal cortex, which is important […]

Yes, You Should Check Your Partner’s Moles
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Yes, You Should Check Your Partner’s Moles

Is it really embarrassing to have your partner check your moles? Researchers at Northwestern University seem to think so, and they recommend that, despite such embarrassment, partners learn what to look for in moles that may be a potentially fatal melanoma. A Northwestern news release reports on the new study, […]

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The Magic Of Microgreens

First, here’s what microgreens are: very young greens. They are tender, immature (but not embarrassingly so) plants that may be just a week or two old when harvested. And they are oh so hip, often spotted in expensive salads served in trendy restaurants. Why do we care? Because microgreens, researchers […]

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Breathing In Improves Memories

Memories formed while a person is inhaling stick around longer than memories formed while a person in exhaling. Breathe in now to remember that researchers at Northwestern University showed a group of healthy volunteers a series of faces depicting either fear or surprise. For each one, the subjects had to indicate […]

Optimistic Women Live Longer
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Optimistic Women Live Longer

Feeling good about life and maintaining a positive outlook may add years to your life. That’s the verdict of a new study by researchers at Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health, who analyzed data from 70,000 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study, a long-running study tracking women’s health via […]

Daily Aspirin Benefits Outweigh Risks
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Daily Aspirin Benefits Outweigh Risks

For decades, health experts have advised us that a daily aspirin can reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, but they also warned that too much aspirin can increase the risk of stomach bleeds. What to do? That question has now been answered, although not for the final time, by […]