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Strength training can benefit both your body and your brain.

11 benefits of strength training for your body and brain

Strength training can not only help you build muscle but might also improve your mental health. Here's what you should know.

A depression drug that’s been called ‘the most important discovery in half a century’ just got a big step closer to FDA approval

Esketamine, a first-of-its-kind depression drug made by Johnson & Johnson, got a big nod on Tuesday from a group of experts convened by regulators.

12 things that happen in your brain when you have an orgasm

From suppressing pain to activating your brain's reward pathways, here are 12 surprising things that happen in your brain during orgasm.
Even when the flu shot isn't perfect, it can lower the risk of complications like hospitalization.

Here’s what it means to be in a vegetative state

People in vegetative states may open their eyes, but show no signs of awareness.
Pfizer has a new strategy for neuroscience research.

Drug giant Pfizer isn’t ready to abandon neuroscience — here’s its $150-million ‘star cluster’ strategy for betting on p...

Execs from pharma giant Pfizer shared their strategy for keeping an eye on neuroscience — if not from the front row, then at least from the sidelines.
Teens who used marijuana had more gray matter, a mass of cells that affects how humans mature over time.

Teens’ brains could be altered after using marijuana just one time, study finds

A new study in the Journal of Neuroscience found that smoking a joint just once or twice can alter that teenage brain by increasing gray matter.

A drug that works differently from all existing depression drugs just got a big boost

Sage's new antidepressant may be called a "blockbuster" for good reason: it appears to be the first to differ significantly from 35 years worth of treatments.

I tried a science-backed eating plan tied to a better mood and longer life — and never felt like I was dieting

I tried the Mediterranean diet, a whole-foods meal plan based on vegetables, fish, and healthy fats like those from olive oil and avocados. Here's how to try it and what to know if you're a beginner.
It's cross training for the brain.

I’m a neurosurgeon, and the habit that completely changed my life can help improve anyone’s mind

Reading can provide you with new knowledge, but it can also help your brain functions. Dr. Mark McLaughlin says reading books transformed his life.