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Stay calm and avoid dementia?

Endless worrying won't just give you sleepless nights - it could also raise your risk of Alzheimer's.

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Beat blues by getting off the couch

Exercising three times a week reduces the odds of developing depression by around 16 percent, scientists say.

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Dementia could hit in just 12 years

Researchers find that 80 percent of patients who went on to develop the illness noticed their memory slipping years earlier.

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Anxiety dogs many women - poll
May 15 2014 at 11:59

More than one in five British women say they suffer from anxiety most or all of the time.

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Apathy in old age ‘a sign of dementia’
May 14 2014 at 12:02

Losing interest in hobbies in old age could be an early sign of dementia, say scientists.

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What you can do to help a self-harmer
May 12 2014 at 12:03

When a teenager deliberately hurts him or herself, it is a sign there are deeper problems that need to be addressed, writes Dr Anand Ramphal.

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How brisk walking boosts a woman’s brain
May 8 2014 at 11:57

A study found that in women with early memory problems, aerobic activity increased the size of the hippocampus.

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Problem gambling all in the brain?
May 6 2014 at 14:49

If you can't resist the chance to gamble, blame your insula.

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Lab clue to caffeine benefit on Alzheimer’s
May 6 2014 at 13:47

Researchers say they had found evidence to back theories that drinking caffeine has a preventive effect on Alzheimer's disease.

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Knit yourself some happiness
May 2 2014 at 15:10

Knitting may have health benefits for the person clicking away with the needles, says Amanda Mascarelli.

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Go for a walk to find a big idea
May 2 2014 at 14:39

We think more creatively when taking a stroll than when sitting, according to a study.

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Take a breath, feel better
April 30 2014 at 13:23

“Mindfulness” is a form of meditationgrowing fast in the Western world. Fabienne Faur finds out more...

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Our brain is past its prime at 24 - study
April 29 2014 at 14:17

Scientists believe our brains start going downhill after the age of 24.

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