Dance Classes Can Improve Brain Health In Old Age Via Increasing Hippocampus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dancing, whether professionally or recreationally, requires strength, suppleness, coordination and balance. It’s an enjoyable physical and mental exercise that helps you become more physically active and keeps your mind sharp. A recent study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience has found dance classes can even reverse some signs of aging in the brain.

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Doctor’s Orders: Reduce Your Sugar Intake to Lower Triglycerides

 

 

 

 

 

Hearing from your doctor that your triglyceride levels are high can be confusing news for a lot of people. There’s far less public eduction about what effect Triglycerides have on a person’s overall health compared to an issue like high cholesterol. Learning about what triglycerides are is the first step towards understanding how they function in the body, why high levels are bad, and what you can do to get them under control.

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New Understanding of How Muscles Work

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muscle malfunctions may be as simple as a slight strain after exercise or as serious as heart failure and muscular dystrophy. A new technique developed at McGill now makes it possible to look much more closely at how sarcomeres, the basic building blocks within all skeletal and cardiac muscles, work together. It’s a discovery that should advance research into a wide range of muscle malfunctions.

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The cult of the PhD

Pop quiz: in this 1975 photo, is Henry Kissinger: A) in the cabin of his aircraft shuttling between Israel and Egypt; B) Confessing his inadequacy at not publishing a peer-reviewed article during his seven years in Washington; or C) Listening to the worst oral comprehensive exam answer ever?

Getting a PhD contributes to a successful career in international affairs… but it also warps your definition of “successful career.”

 

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