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Mentally challenging jobs may keep your mind sharp long after retirement

A mentally demanding job may stress you out today but can provide important benefits after you retire, according to a new study. "Based on data...

Husband’s health and attitude loom large for happy long-term marriages

A husband’s agreeable personality and good health appear crucial to preventing conflict among older couples who have been together a long time, according to...

Alzheimer’s in a dish

Stem cells from patients offer model and drug-discovery platform for early onset form of disease Harvard stem cell scientists have successfully converted skins cells from...

Brain Connections Help Shape Religious Beliefs

Building on previous evidence showing that religious belief involves cognitive activity that can be mapped to specific brain regions, a new study has found...

Autism symptoms may get better with a job

More independent work environments may lead to reductions in autism symptoms and improve daily living in adults with the disorder, according to a Vanderbilt...

Hypothermia and older adults

Frigid weather can pose special risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some...

A New—and Reversible—Cause of Aging

Researchers have discovered a cause of aging in mammals that may be reversible. The essence of this finding is a series of molecular events that...

Training Enhances Brain Health of Adults Over 55

Strategy-based cognitive training has the potential to reverse age-related brain decline, according to the results of a study conducted by researchers at the Center...

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