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Music Can Hurt Your Memory

Music, widely known as a good destresser, may actually make memory worse in older people, researchers have found.

The study, from the Georgia Institute of Technology, asked younger and older people to listen to music while trying to remember names. The older adults remembered 10 percent fewer names than younger people when they listened to background music or musical rain as compared to silence, according to a news release from the institute.

More Ways to Fight Migraine Pain: An FDA Update

Thought there was no hope for treating your migraine headaches? Don’t give up.

4 Ways to Turn Good Posture into Less Back Pain

Most of us get back pain at some point in our lives. Although the cause may be a sports-related injury, an accident, or a congenital condition such as scoliosis, most of the time upper or lower back pain develops during the course of day-to-day life. Repetitive activities at work or home such as sitting at a computer or lifting and carrying may produce tension and muscle tightness that result in a backache.

Diet Advice from a Friend Can Help You Lose Weight

Is a new diet or exercise program working for a friend? If so, there's a good chance that you will try it, too. That’s the finding of research  done at the University at Buffalo in New York by occupational health researcher Lora Cavuoto. The study was published in February 2015 in the Journal of Healthcare Engineering.

Menopause Symptoms Reduced With Nanotechnology

Nearly nine out of 10 premenopausal and postmenopausal women in the United States experience hot flashes, night sweats or other disturbances in mood and sleep. Until now, there haven’t been many safe and effective therapies available to manage these symptoms.

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