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Competing research finds caloric restriction helps us live longer

Restricting caloric intake could indeed extend our lives, according to a long awaited report. The settling of a scientific controversy shows that restricting calories helped rhesus monkeys live longer, healthier lives.

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Play an instrument? You probably react faster, too

Could learning to play a musical instrument help aging people react faster and stay alert?

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For women, memory decline begins earlier than thought

The study, which followed the same group of healthy women for 10 years after menopause, found their average decline in mental processing ability was 5 percent during the decade-long period.

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Why we are afraid to take a risk as we age

Age itself is not the determining factor in how an individual views or tolerates risk when making decisions. Instead, it is the age-related decline in the volume of gray matter in our brain.

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Recreational marijuana use on the rise among over 50 set

There is a common misperception that widespread marijuana use is limited to younger generations. However, the baby boomer generation has reported higher rates of substance use than any preceding generation.

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Study: Are dementia cases beginning to slow down?

In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation’s brains, the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping, a new study finds.

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