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Speaking a second language delays dementias, even in the illiterate, study finds

There’s more evidence that speaking a second language can delay the onset of dementia later in life — this time in a population where even illiterate people reaped the benefits of being bilingual.<p>Conducted in Hyderabad, India, the largest study of its kind so far found that speaking two languages …

Dementia

This Brilliant Kid Invented A Sandless Sandbag For The Next Hurricane Sandy

As a Florida native, 11-year-old Peyton Robertson knows the havoc that hurricanes can wreak. He also knows that much of the damage from these hurricanes comes from saltwater flooding. After seeing the extensive flooding that happened during Hurricane Sandy, he came up with a partial solution: a …

Design Musts for When You Move into a New Home

As soon as you move into your new place, there are some things you should put on your Priorities List to get settled. Here are some tips to make your …

Home Decorating

IVF Doesn't Raise Overall Risk For Childhood Cancers

Children who were conceived with in vitro fertilization have the same overall chance of developing childhood cancers as those conceived naturally, scientists reported Wednesday.<p>"It's a reassuring finding," says pediatrician Alastair Sutcliffe of University College London, who led the study. "It's a …