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New muscle layer discovered on the jaw

Human anatomy still has a few surprises in store for us: researchers at the University of Basel have discovered a previously overlooked section of our jaw muscles and described this layer in detail for the first time.

College student phone use could lead to pain later

Interventions are necessary to prevent musculoskeletal disorders from smartphone use in college students, new research suggests.

Substantial weight loss can reduce risk of severe COVID-19 complications, study finds

A Cleveland Clinic study shows that among patients with obesity, prior weight loss achieved with bariatric surgery was associated with a 60% lower risk of developing severe complications from COVID-19 infection.
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Your brain on exercise

Your brain on exercise: Life and longevity, part 9

The good news is that the brain remains plastic throughout life and most age-related declines in cognition can be slowed by various methods such as physical exercise, cognitive training, or non-invasive brain stimulation. A simple balance training exercise for 12 weeks increases brain-derived neurotrophic factor – BDNF – reverse age -related cortical function and appear to be a factor causing neuroplasticity in older adults. A review summarized that “Physical activity influences cognitive function, vascular health and brain metabolism, which taken together offers benefits for the aging population.” » Read more...
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