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Swimming gives your brain a boost – but scientists don’t know yet why it’s better than other aerobic activities

Regular swimming has been shown to improve memory, cognitive function, immune response and mood. Swimming may also help repair damage from stress and forge new neural connections in the brain.

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Brain drain is a hidden tax on the countries left behind

There are many reasons for this disparity, including a lack of training facilities and hospitals capable of supporting complex surgical care. And then there’s the brain drain – the migration of trained professionals out of a country to other, often wealthier, locations.

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Prolonged brain dysfunction in COVID-19 survivors: A pandemic in its own right?

Researchers found a significant increase in several medical conditions among the COVID-19 group, including memory loss, nerve disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and insomnia.

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Air pollution may contribute to Alzheimer’s and dementia risk – here's what we're learning from brain scans

The genetic and environmental factors can increase a person’s risks of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

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How does your brain wake up from sleep?

There is still a lot to learn about waking up. Although you spend about one-third of your time sleeping, scientists don’t totally understand the purpose of sleep.

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