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Regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory, thinking skills

There are plenty of good reasons to be physically active. Big ones include reducing the odds of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Maybe …

Harvard Medical School

Being Bilingual Keeps You Sharper As You Get Older

People who speak more than one language tend to score higher on memory and other cognitive function tests as they get older, but researchers haven’t …

Homelessness is a public health crisis

Health services should check the housing status of patients, with homelessness triggering an instant full health check-up<p>• Beveridge revisited: the 21st century evils<p>Experiencing homelessness significantly increases your chance of having long-term physical health problem or being diagnosed with a …

9 Health Issues That You Think Are Weird, But Actually Happen to Everyone

We've all been there.<p>When something pops up down there that seems a little suspicious, we're rushing to our gyno in an instant. But it's important to remember that for every unfamilar thing you might encouter, down there, many, many other women have shared in your anxiety. Being a woman comes with …

Women's Health

Vinod Khosla: Soon, your doctor might be a cellphone app - Health Exchange - MarketWatch

Bloomberg<p>Vinod Khosla<p>Imagine fewer doctors and more machines assessing your health.<p>That’s what venture capitalist Vinod Khosla sees in the coming …

Common Mental Health Issues in Teens

Teens experience many of the same mental health issues as adults. However, many teens go undiagnosed and untreated, even though most conditions are …

Mental Health

Public editor: Coverage should treat suicide as a public health issue

Every suicide is a tragedy. It shows how hard life can be for some people, how much they struggle with finding joy and happiness and how unrelenting mental illness can be. And it causes a great deal of pain to many people who loved that person and tried to help.<p>In the case of Robin Williams's …

Mental Health

Childhood mental health disabilities on the rise

Over the past half century, the prevalence of childhood disabilities in the United States has been on the rise, possibly due to an increased awareness about these issues. Now a study published in this week’s online issue of Pediatrics suggests the nature of those newly diagnosed disabilities is …