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5 reasons why anxiety is so hard to manage (and what you can do to cope)

If we aren’t careful, we can makes things worse. Here are some effective ways to keep your emotions under control<p>Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you to “just get over it” when you felt sad or worried? If getting rid of negative emotions is so easy, why is it that more than 21 …

Learning a second language at any age may slow the brain's decline

Bilingual education in schools has long been a political hot potato -- it was banned in California by a 1998 ballot measure, which the state Senate is now asking voters to repeal. But politics aside, there's an increasing amount of scientific support for the benefits of knowing (at least) two …

Autistic boys exposed to higher levels of hormones in womb, study finds

Study of amniotic fluid shows boys with autism had raised levels of testosterone, cortisol and other hormones in the womb<p>Research on children in Denmark has found that boys with autism were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of hormones in their mother's wombs than those who …

Regulating brain activity to improve attention

Some people call it meditation. Some call it discipline.<br>Ever heard of it?<p>Some people call it meditation. Some call it discipline.<br>Ever heard of it?<p>If …

What's Going On In There? How Babies' Brains Practice Speech

A baby's first words may seem spur of the moment, but really, the little ones have practiced their "Mamas" and "Dadas" for months in their minds.<p>Using what looks like a hair dryer from Mars, researchers from the University of Washington have taken the most precise peeks yet into the fireworks …

People with high IQs really DO see the world differently: Researchers find they process sensory information differently

• Experts found that a high IQ brain was better able to block out larger or more irrelevant images when focussing on a small moving object<br>• But …

How an iPod Can Fight Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The concept is elegantly simple: Provide a dementia sufferer with an MP3 player that has been loaded with music tailored to their taste. Let them …