Changing brain anatomy may make seniors shun risk

Changing brain anatomy may make seniors shun risk

Older adults are less inclined to take risks, but this behavior may be linked to changes in brain anatomy rather than age, new research shows. “Older adults need to make many important financial and medical decisions, often under high levels of uncertainty,” says lead author Ifat Levy, an associate professor of...

Read more
Should couples learn to check each other’s moles?

Should couples learn to check each other’s moles?

The benefits of having a partner check your skin for dangerous moles outweigh the potential embarrassment, say researchers. Common places to develop potentially fatal melanoma include hard-to-see areas where it is difficult to apply sunscreen such as behind the ears and knees, the top of the head, and around the...

Read more