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Obesity harms brain health throughout life – but scientists don’t know why |

Obesity harms brain health throughout life – but scientists don’t know why |

Anyone who has gained a few extra pounds knows they can slow you down. Over time, if those pounds turn into obesity, it can do serious damage and put you at risk for a wide variety of diseases. But too much weight in the body can also damage the brain. Research shows that obesity affects …

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Public speaking expert, people who are good at small talk never do these 7 things

Public speaking expert, people who are good at small talk never do these 7 things

Will you be back in the office soon? As a speech trainer, a common concern I hear from people is the social interaction they will once again have to have with their colleagues. But like any other form of public speaking — yes, the elevator joke is important — small talk skills have nothing to …

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Eat these 5 foods to sharpen your brain health, memory and focus, says Harvard nutritionist.

Eat these 5 foods to sharpen your brain health, memory and focus, says Harvard nutritionist.

As a dietitian I always tell people to think about our brains, the brain behind almost everything – our thoughts, our memory, our focus, our movements, our breathing, our heartbeat – and that certain foods can help make it stronger, sharper, and smarter. Our brain and diet also play an important role in longevity. According …

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‘Life with a new perspective’ — Napa man continues to recover from brain worm |  Local news

‘Life with a new perspective’ — Napa man continues to recover from brain worm | Local news

Seven years ago, Luis Ortiz of Napa survived a near-death experience. A tapeworm, which he had swallowed unknowingly, invaded his brain. In September 2015, after a period of headaches, Ortiz passed out at his parents’ home in Napa. He was then taken to the Queen of the Valley Medical Center, where doctors cut a hole …

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