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Why does physical activity during childhood matter?

Over the past thirty years, physical activity among children has declined markedly. The public health implications of this decline include a growing prevalence of obesity and chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.

Dec 02, 2014
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The remedy for buzzing comes from internet

Chronic tinnitus is a disabling disorder. A new study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics reports on a therapy that is performed over internet. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to ...

Sep 04, 2014
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Executive functions

The executive system is a theorized cognitive system in psychology that controls and manages other cognitive processes. It is also referred to as the executive function, executive functions, supervisory attentional system, or cognitive control.

The concept is used by psychologists and neuroscientists to describe a loosely defined collection of brain processes which are responsible for planning, cognitive flexibility, abstract thinking, rule acquisition, initiating appropriate actions and inhibiting inappropriate actions, and selecting relevant sensory information.[citations needed]

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