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Typical Signs It Is Time To Change Your Mindset

“Today, you have the opportunity to transcend from a disempowered mindset of existence to an empowered reality of purpose-driven living. Today is a new day that has been handed to you

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Hip-hop is helping tackle stigma around mental health

Hip-hop is one of the world’s most popular musical genres. Seven of the 10 most streamed artists in the US are rappers. With almost 50 years of history, hip-hop has

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Blood test for Alzheimer’s disease predicts future cognitive decline in healthy people

Today, a clinician can order a blood test to check a patient’s cholesterol or hemoglobin A1c levels—biomarkers that help predict an individual’s risk of cardiovascular disease or diabetes, respectively. But

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Childhood lead exposure tied to changes in adult brain structure

Higher childhood blood lead level is associated with lower structural brain integrity in midlife, according to a study published in the Nov. 17 issue of the Journal of the American

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USPSTF in favor of interventions for healthy weight gain in pregnancy

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral counseling interventions aimed at promoting healthy weight gain during pregnancy. This recommendation forms the basis of a draft recommendation statement published

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The best foods for brain health

It’s easy to see the connection between an unhealthy diet and an expanding waistline. The connection between food and brain health can be harder to get your mind around. But

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Five-minute EEG recordings: A key to the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

What causes the characteristic slowing of movement in patients with Parkinson’s disease? Electrical oscillations of nerve cells deep inside the brain and the cortex are pathologically coupled with each other.

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Accent perception depends on backgrounds of speaker, listener

Visual cues can change listeners’ perception of others’ accents, and people’s past exposure to varied speech can also impact their perception of accents. Ethan Kutlu, from the University of Florida,

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