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Long before you routinely forget where you left the keys or why you walked into a room, the wheels of cognitive decline could be turning in your brain, setting you on a course to eventual dementia.

But dementia is not inevitable, experts say.

Several new and recent studies strengthen the…

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While it’d be an overstatement to claim that simple coffee pots are the long-sought fountains of youth, new research adds to a brewing case for coffee as one of the most underrated anti-aging drugs on the market.

Were coffee patented by big pharma, we’d see TV ads extolling its ability…

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Snap your fingers. Go ahead. See how quickly it happens? Like the blink of an eye, right? Well, actually, the finger snap is a lot faster, and new research puts a finger on the physics that makes it possible.

“For the past few years, I’ve been fascinated with how we…

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Nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, many without realizing it amid a new definition of what’s “high.” So I’m understandably worried about you, given the risk for heart attacks, strokes, and dementia that are associated with elevated blood pressure.

Have you checked yours lately?

If not, two…

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Last week, my wife was transported by ambulance to an Arizona hospital’s emergency department with a concussion. Her case being relatively urgent, she was ushered to the front of the line for observations and scans. Not everyone is so, um… lucky?

The waiting room was packed with miserable people, mostly…

Robert Roy Britt

Independent health and science journalist, former editor-in-chief of LiveScience, writing about how we age and how to optimize your mind and body through time.

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