The Other Big Deficit: Many Teens Fall Short On Sleep

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An elderly couple holds hands while walking along a Berlin street. A recent study showed that walking grows the region of the brain that archives memories. Patrick Sinkel/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Aerobic Exercise May Improve Memory In Seniors

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In this video game image from Call of Duty: Black Ops, special forces agents pilot a gunship up the Mekong River. Scientists say immersion games like this one may develop certain parts of kids' brains. Activision via AP hide caption

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Video Games Boost Brain Power, Multitasking Skills

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Hand-holding causes levels of the stress hormone cortisol to drop, says Matt Hertenstein, an experimental psychologist at DePauw University in Indiana. This couple joined hands while protesting offshore oil drilling in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon spill during a Hands Across the Sand event in Gulfport, Miss. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Human Connections Start With A Friendly Touch

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New research finds that socializing kids to drink at the family table -- often referred to as the "European drinking model" -- doesn't necessarily translate to more responsible drinking patterns. Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images hide caption

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With Drinking, Parent Rules Do Affect Teens' Choices

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Dr. Margaret Morris at Intel Corp. is designing a cell phone app to help manage stress in everyday life, in order to improve mental health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Morris calls the app "Mobile Therapy." Courtesy of Dr. Margaret Morris hide caption

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Mental Health Apps: Like A 'Therapist In Your Pocket'

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Lifelong learning and brain stimulation can help increase memory and decision-making ability, according to neuroscientists. iStockphoto hide caption

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The Aging Brain Is Less Quick, But More Shrewd

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The red specks highlight where the integrity of the brain's white matter is significantly less in the teens who binge drink, compared to those who do not. Courtesy of Susan Tapert/Tim McQueeny/UCSD hide caption

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Teen Drinking May Cause Irreversible Brain Damage

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Media Should Tread Carefully In Covering Suicide

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Genetic Testing Reveals Devastating Illness

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More Students Turning Illegally To 'Smart' Drugs

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Las Vegas: The Suicide Capital Of America

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An Autistic Student's Journey To College

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Beer-Drinking Tree Shrews: Sober As Judges

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