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The average kid between 8 and 11 uses screens for more than three-and-a-half hours per day.

Only 5% of US kids meet expert recommendations for sleep, screen time, and exercise — here’s what they should be doing

Kids should get between nine and 11 hours of sleep a night, should limit recreational screen use to two hours per day, and should get at least an hour of moderate-to-vigorous exercise. The better kids in the US do on those guidelines, the better they perform on cognitive tests.

There’s new evidence that Silicon Valley’s favorite mindfulness habit may help defeat a key problem of aging

Rsearchers from UC Davis suggest that meditation may have a powerful effect on our ability to focus as we get older.

There’s even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

A new study found evidence that the less frequently people exercised, the weaker their brain's white matter and the more poorly they did on cognitive tests.

Trump’s reported weight has ignited a ‘girther’ conspiracy alleging that the president weighs more than 239 pounds

Comparisons have already been drawn between athletes and Trump to support the assertion that his doctor is misrepresenting the president's true weight.

6 factors that could increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Here's what recent scientific research has found about the factors that could increase your risk of Alzheimer's and cognitive decline.

There’s even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Aerobic exercise, which raises your heart rate for a sustained period, is "key for your head, just as it is for your heart," researchers say.

9 surprising ways meditation changes your brain

Studies suggest that people with jam-packed schedules and intimidating to-do lists would benefit most from mindfulness meditation.

6 unexpected ways to decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s

Here's what the science has to say about the best ways to lower your risk of Alzheimer's and cognitive decline.

This might be the most detailed map of the human brain we’ve ever seen

An international coalition of researchers has created one of the most precise maps of the human brain ever seen.

I swapped my morning coffee for gummy caffeine cubes for a week, and I’m almost convinced chewable energy is the future

Gummy coffee cubes seem like an ideal way to get an exact boost of energy, but if only it were that simple.