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Melissa Healy

Bethesda, MD
Health and Science Reporter — Los Angeles Times
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LA Times science & medicine reporter, veteran of many newsbeats, inveterately long writer, and ardent student of human behavior

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A fountain of cognitive youth in your salad bowl? Research shows eating spinach, collards, kale & lettuce slows aging's mental toll.
Science hasn't yet served up the way to prevent dementia on a silver platter. But it's offered plenty of intriguing tidbits.
He's so big and strong--until he catches a cold or the flu. Does evolution help explain "Man Flu"? 
When feeling unwell, is he a helpless baby? You may suspect entitlement, but new research claims it's biology. 
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