Singing Show Tunes Shows Promise with Dementia Patients

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_6922cb4c3e.jpgStephanie Howard/The Image Bank (NEW YORK) -- Music not only has charms to soothe the savage beast, as English poet William Congreve wrote but if you can manage to remember the words, a song might ease the effects of memory-robbing dementia. Scientists at George Mason University in Virginia seem to have stumbled upon a remarkable discovery that elderly people appeared to stave off Alzheimer’s disease by singing songs from popular musicals.

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Magnetic Stimulation May Help to Quit Smoking

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_3b3c7e7cc6.jpgImage Source/Digital Vision/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Nicotine gum and e-cigarettes are a couple of methods smokers use to try and wean themselves off cigarettes. But when you come right down to it, there’s nothing like good, old-fashioned high-frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation to kick the habit. Okay, so even if it’s not a tried-and-true method just yet, researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Israel believe that magnetic brain stimulation could be a very effective tool in the battle to give up nicotine.

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How People Face Embarrassing Situations

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_893fde518b.jpgStockbyte/Getty Images (TORONTO) -- You can run. But you can’t hide…your face. However, those who can’t run, will hide their face when embarrassed with whatever is available to cover their shame, according to a new study from Toronto researchers. In an experiment involving 200 college students from Hong Kong, the participants could either write about an embarrassing story or an ordinary school experience.

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Study: Love May Make You Lose Focus

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_98288d8f4e.jpgThomas Barwick/Taxi/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- As great as being in love is, it can also be a distraction. Henk van Steenbergen and colleagues from Leiden University in the Netherlands and the University of Maryland wanted to know how people in relationships under six months differentiated irrelevant from relevant information and if their strong amorous feelings affected their focus.

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A Camp for Kids Who Don't Feel Pain

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_f5be6eb45d.jpgJohn and Tara Blocker(NEW YORK) -- While most kids end up at camp during the summer, canoeing and rock climbing during the warmest months of the year, the campers of Camp Painless but Hopeful, which kicks off Friday, have to wait until there is a chill in the air before packing up and heading to the lake.

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