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NO. There’s a lot of hype but very little science to back up claims that these games make you smarter or help your memory. Game-specific skills. Brainboosting games make you more ... Read More
YES. If you make smart choices. Try these cuisine-specific tips: Chinese: Check to see that the restaurant doesn’t use monosodium glutamate (MSG)—a flavor enhancer that can cause ... Read More
Anxiety is a physiological response to fear that feels especially intense for people with low self-esteem or perfectionist personalities. Read More
No. Your risk of death from heart disease and stroke starts climbing at the 115/75 mark, according to research from the National Health, Lung, and Blood Institute. To be safe, keep your blood ... Read More
YES. You can use essential oils to treat lice, but they should be used with caution. Prolific pests. Lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) are parasitic insects that infest the human scalp. They ... Read More
YES. Scientific research says there’s no clear evidence that cell phones are a health danger. The debate. A cell phone exposes your ear and head to a low level of heat generated by radio ... Read More
YES. But you should know a few things before you purchase one. Test your water for free. If you’re on a municipal system and you notice any difference in color, odor, or taste—from ... Read More
Learning to balance teaches you how to stay steady in times of uncertainty. Read More
A peptic ulcer—an open sore in the esophagus, stomach, or small intestine—can be caused by Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Read More
YES. Probiotic supplements can help keep intestines healthy, and new research suggests that bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract affect mood by communicating with the central nervous system. Read More