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Newsbriefs: Memory; Brain Aging; Loneliness

Strong Memory Aids Recovery from Negative Event
A recent study at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst shows that episodic memory—recalling past experiences relating to a specific time and place—can aid the return to a normal state of emotion after a negative event. Researchers used film clips and still photographs to evoke emotional

Pets: A Potent Natural Remedy

There’s little doubt about it—pets can be good for what ails you. A recent review of 69 studies along with a number of individual scientific papers have turned up a passel of perks associated with owning or interacting with cats, dogs or even fish. They include:

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Loneliness: A Major Challenge Among Older Adults

Everyone feels lonely from time to time, but new research suggests that those of us who experience persistent loneliness—an estimated one in five Americans—may face major health consequences.

A recent study, conducted by researchers at MGH and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, suggests that chronic loneliness among older adults may

How Your Dietary Needs Change as You Age

When you were younger and more active, you probably didn’t think twice about eating three meals (or more) a day to satisfy your appetite. So, now that you’re over age 65, you might be surprised that you don’t eat like you used to.
Fact is, your dietary needs change as you

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