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Study Links Anxiety Drugs to Alzheimer’s Disease

Purple Penning / Foter / CC BY NY Times – Benzodiazepines, such as Ativan, Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin, are widely used for insomnia and anxiety, but a recent study shows that benzos and other drugs in the same class may be linked to higher rates of subsequent Alzheimer’s disease for older people who take the […]

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The Morality of Meditation

adwriter / Foter / CC BY-NC NY Times – Scientific evidence of the practical benefits of meditation has been increasing its awareness and popularity as a practicing tool to improve one’s mind. Meditation is now widely known to enhance creativity, memory, and scores on standardized intelligence tests. But does meditation fulfill its originally intended effect — […]

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The Joy of Old Age. (No Kidding.)

Dietmar Temps / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA NY Times – Oliver Sacks, 80 years old, a professor of neurology at the N.Y.U. School of Medicine and the author of many publications, including the most recent one, “Hallucinations“, recounts in this opinion article the miracles of old age and how grateful you become of the years you still have to achieve […]

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New Therapy for Depression

fakelvis / Foter / CC BY-SA NY Times – Some studies have shown that mild electric current that stimulates the brain may have a positive effect on treating depression. Click on this link to view full article

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It’s Not Too Late to Become a Yoga Believer

Nney / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA NY Times – Scientific studies have demonstrated that regular yoga practice can lower blood pressure and improve blood sugar, blood cholesterol, and fibrinogen, which is involved in making blood clots. Yoga can also help to increase antioxidants in the blood. Click on this link to view full article

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Ritalin Gone Wrong

ADHD CENTER / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA NY Times – Three million children in this country take drugs for issues related to focusing, but these drugs may not really be helping children. Click on this link to view full article

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The Benefits of Bilingualism

cicatrix / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA NY Times – Bilingualism can strengthen the brain, leading to benefits such as increased mental puzzle-solving skills and knowing two languages can even can help prevent against dementia later in life. Click on this link to view full article

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