Putting on weight isn't always down to how much you eat and exercise. Medications like cortisone and insulin can cause rapid weight gain, and people who take them often need to adjust their lifestyle.
Terry Jones, a founding member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, has died after suffering from a rare form of dementia. Also working as a screenwriter, director and historian, he is best remembered as a comic genius.
Practicality aside, reading and writing can offer lifelong benefits to brain health. A new study links illiteracy to a higher risk of dementia.
More than 80% of global teens don't get at least one hour of daily exercise, according to a UN health agency study. The findings have implications for physical and mental health as well as youth education.
The UN health agency's report advises "what is good for our heart, is also good for our brain." Regular exercise and a good diet are part of the plan for a public health response to dementia.
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