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HALS study may provide new insight into the long-term brain ...

More people today are poised to explore space than ever before; those who do will experience the effects of microgravity on the human body. Recognizing the need for more data related to those effects, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) ...
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Early prediction of Alzheimer’s progression: Blood protein

Years before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease manifest, the brain starts changing and neurons are slowly degraded. Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH) and the University Hospital Tuebingen now show ...
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Aspirin linked to increased risk of major bleeding: study

Should healthy people take aspirin to ward off heart disease? The notion has been controversial, and the medical advice mixed. But a review of scientific data on the topic Tuesday showed that any benefits are slight, and are counterbalanced by ...
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Health Risks of Smokeless Tobacco

Chewing, oral, or spit tobacco This tobacco comes as loose leaves, plugs, or twists of dried tobacco that may be flavored. It’s chewed or placed between the cheek and gum or teeth. The nicotine in the tobacco is absorbed through ...
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5 foods to improve your bone health – Avoid bone ...

Vitamin D and calcium are the most important nutrients required for bone health. Foods like dairy products, fish, orange juice, eggs, and spinach are rich in these nutrients and help improve bone strength. New Delhi: Osteoporosis, arthritis, bone fractures and ...
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Brain vital signs detect neurophysiological impairments in players with concussions

A team of Canadian and U.S. brain researchers have published results from a multi-year hockey concussion study, which tracked the brain function of young Junior A male ice hockey players using a new brainwave monitoring method called “brain vital signs.” ...
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Integrated care to women with PMADs offered at several levels

Over the past several decades, it’s become increasingly recognized that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), including postpartum depression, are more than just “baby blues.” They’re the most common complication of childbirth in the U.S., affecting about 14 percent of ...
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Wasp venom offers hope against lung diseases

In a study over mice, the team repurposed a toxin normally found in Polybia paulista — a South American wasp — to create variants of the peptide that are potent against bacteria but non-toxic to human cells. MIT engineers have ...
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Study: Friends Can Help Kids Cope With Bad Parents

FRIENDSHIPS THAT children make during their early years in school can offset bad behaviors they develop as a result from harsh parenting, according to a new study. A study published Wednesday in Development and Psychopathology discovered a link between friendships in ...
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How you react to stress may predict brain health

New research finds that our response to even minor daily stressors, such as getting stuck in traffic or queuing for too long at the supermarket, can affect how healthy our brain is, particularly into old age. Prolonged chronic stress can lead to ...