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Medical News Today: Have humans reached the maximum lifespan?

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 23:00
Although the average lifespan of humans has steadily increased over the last century, new research shows there may be a ceiling on maximum age.

Medical News Today: Hippocampus: What is its Function?

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 23:00
The hippocampus is a part of the brain that plays a huge role in memory and how knowledge is obtained. Learn more about its health and functions here.

Medical News Today: Verbal memory tests may miss early Alzheimer's signs in women

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 23:00
Women may be at risk of remaining undiagnosed of Alzheimer's disease until more advanced stages of the condition due to their better verbal memory skills.

Medical News Today: Depression: Discovery of new brain pathway could yield new treatments

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 08:00
Researchers have identified a new brain signaling pathway that alleviates depression when blocked; the discovery could open the door to new treatments.

Medical News Today: Facial perception: The human superpower

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 07:00
Recognizing and reading faces is a natural skill that we all use many times a day without giving it a second thought. In reality, it is an incredible feat.

Medical News Today: Wearable trackers 'may not increase activity enough to benefit health'

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 06:00
New research finds even with charity or cash incentives, regularly wearing activity trackers may increase exercise levels, but not enough to boost health.

Medical News Today: Cerebellum: What is its Function?

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 23:00
This article provides a brief summary of anatomy, purpose, and disorders of the cerebellum, also offering tips on preserving brain health.

Medical News Today: Millions of children 'may not reach full potential' due to extreme poverty, stunting

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 23:00
Many children around the world are not fulfilling their potential because of a lack of nurturing care in the early years. Experts call for more support.

Medical News Today: Food preferences altered by specific brain pathways

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 23:00
People with a gene defect have greater preferences for high-fat, but not high sugar foods, drawing a direct link between food choice and genetic variants.