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Playing brain games 'of little benefit', say experts

<b>Brain training games may not provide the benefits to brain health they claim to, according to experts.</b><p>Instead, a report from the Global Council on Brain Health recommends that people engage in stimulating activities such as learning a musical instrument, designing a quilt or gardening.<p>It said the …

The Brain

Action of "gatekeeper" cells could be ground zero for Alzheimer's

In the hunt for a cause and cure for Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative ailments, much attention has been focused on sticky proteins …

WhatsApp Has A Viral Rumor Problem With Real Consequences

The rumors spread among WhatsApp's more than 100 million users in Brazil can vary from the weird — like the mattress dealer who allegedly made a deal with Satan — to the potentially deadly.<p>The story spreading on Brazilian WhatsApp went like this: a couple — a young woman and an older man — were …