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Down syndrome may hold important clues to onset of Alzheimer's disease

2 hours ago   |   News Medical

At first glance, Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease, two severe brain abnormalities, may seem to have little in common. Down syndrome is a hereditary disease, the source of...
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Music may trump medication for the mind: Scientists explore the ways music engages different brain regions for healing and therapeutic effects

Music may trump medication for the mind: Scientists explore the ways music engages different brain regions for healing and therapeutic effects

4 hours ago   |   Natural News

Once limited to auditoriums and concert halls, music is now making its way to operating theaters and hospital wards. In MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, for example...
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Study to explore bioethics of brain organoids

4 hours ago   |   News Medical

Research scientists around the world are now able to investigate the structural, cellular, and developmental intricacies of the human brain using bioengineered stem cell-based...
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Study: Blows Without Concussion May Not Hurt Brain

8 hours ago   |   Web MD   |   2 articles

A small new study suggests that repeated impacts to the head that were not as severe as concussions did not result in brain damage to young athletes. The researchers say they...
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Modifiable dementia risk factor in older adults identified

10 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily   |   3 articles

Stiffness of the aorta - more so than blood pressure or subclinical brain disease - is a key risk factor for dementia. Since aortic stiffness can be reduced by medication and...
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Brain cells in a dish used to study genetic origins of schizophrenia

11 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily

A study has established a new analytical method for investigating the complex genetic origins of mental illnesses using brain cells that are grown in a dish from human...
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New Immunotherapy Targets Blood-clotting Protein

New Immunotherapy Targets Blood-clotting Protein

13 hours ago   |   Medindia Health

Scientists have used immunotherapy and stopped the detrimental effects of blood-brain barrier leaks to protect against multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease.
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How human brain donations could help prevent suicide

13 hours ago   |   National Post

The brain remains the most enigmatic organ in the human body. Today in Canada, approximately 11 people will end their lives by suicide. What's happening inside the brain when...
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Shakespeare was right! Rosemary water sold for £3.45 in Waitrose boosts your memory by 15%

Shakespeare was right! Rosemary water sold for £3.45 in Waitrose boosts your memory by 15%

14 hours ago   |   Daily Mail

Researchers from Northumbria University build on previous studies that suggest the herb contains compounds that boost nitric oxide levels, increasing blood flow through the brain.
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'Chemical-free' nail varnishes contain toxins linked to infertility and even cancer

'Chemical-free' nail varnishes contain toxins linked to infertility and even cancer

14 hours ago   |   Daily Mail

Researchers from Harvard found that '3-Free' polishes that claim to be free of the 'toxic trio' - DnBP, toluene and formaldehyde - often still contain toxins linked to brain...
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Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery: New Insights

Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery: New Insights

New study reveals the best way to calculate weight regain after bariatric surgery to identify more specifically the patients at risk for recurrence or new onset of health problems. Read more ...

Population Aging and Decrease may Have Socioeconomic and Environmental...

Population Aging and Decrease may Have Socioeconomic and Environmental Benefits: Study

Continued population growth is a global threat. Short-term economic concerns, while valid, cannot be prioritized over the long-term health of our environment and our societies. Read more ...

The vicious cycle of trauma: Suffering is passed down through generations...

The vicious cycle of trauma: Suffering is passed down through generations study reveals

A new study found the sons of Union Army soldiers, who did not experience the devastation of the Civil War, had a higher risk of early death if their fathers had been prisoners... Read more ...

More than 120 kids in 22 states diagnosed or suspected to have mysterious virus 

More than 120 kids in 22 states diagnosed or suspected to have mysterious virus 

The Centers for Disease Control Prevention confirmed on Tuesday that 62 children in 22 states have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis and 127 in total are under... Read more ...

Feds and Pharma Spar Over Drug Costs in TV Ads

Feds and Pharma Spar Over Drug Costs in TV Ads

The Trump administration first mentioned requiring drug prices in ads in May, as part of the government's American Patients First plan to lower drug costs. In August, it began... Read more ...

Bariatric surgery can reduce heart attacks, strokes and death in obese people

Bariatric surgery can reduce heart attacks, strokes and death in obese people

Two new studies from Kaiser Permanente and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health found those who undergo surgery are 40 percent less likely to have a... Read more ...

Fathers who smoke raise the risk of their GRANDCHILDREN developing ADHD...

Fathers who smoke raise the risk of their GRANDCHILDREN developing ADHD, study suggests

A new study from Florida State University has found that fathers who smoke are more likely to have children and grandchildren with attention deficit disorders and hyperactivity. Read more ...

Flu-fearing parents are hanging signs on their children that warn others to...

Flu-fearing parents are hanging signs on their children that warn others to keep dirty hands away 

Signs ranging from $4.00 to $11.55 have been popping up websites such as Etsy and Amazon that they can attach to car seats and strollers telling strangers to not touch their kids. Read more ...

Brazil's next big grain? Researchers propose pearl millet as an alternative...

Brazil's next big grain? Researchers propose pearl millet as an alternative to rice and maize

Brazilian researchers found that pearl millet has higher protein and fiber than rice, and isolated bacterial strains from the fermented bran may have probiotic potential. Read more ...

Kids Are Less Violent In Countries That Ban Spanking

Kids Are Less Violent In Countries That Ban Spanking

Youth living in countries with bans on corporal punishment were 31 percent less violent In a new study, researchers found banning spanking and other forms of corporal... Read more ...