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Facebook plays role in boosting memories of things past

Are you the type that posts to Facebook every time you go out to eat or take a trip. If so, you may be helping to preserve your memories.

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Having a happy spouse could be good for your health

Happy partners likely provide stronger social support, such as caretaking, as compared to unhappy partners who are more likely to be focused on their own stressors.

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Older adults with long-term alcohol dependence lose brain function

Heavy drinking can lead to neurophysiological and cognitive changes ranging from disrupted sleep to more serious neurotoxic effects.

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Alzheimer’s drug, idalopirdine, fails in late-stage study

Idalopirdine, which is being developed with Japan’s Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, is being tested in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.

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Does age have anything to do with good health, wellbeing?

Chronological age itself plays almost no role in accounting for differences in older people’s health and wellbeing.

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Major step towards Alzheimer’s blood test

A research team, led by Cardiff University, has made a significant step towards the development of a simple blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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