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( Making long-term memories requires nerve-cell damage
Mar 27th 2024, 12:48

Just as you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs, scientists have found that you can't make long-term memories without DNA damage and brain inflammation.

( Getting too little sleep linked to high blood pressure
Mar 27th 2024, 12:47

Sleeping fewer than seven hours is associated with a higher risk of developing high blood pressure over time, according to a new study.

( Want to feel young? Protect your sleep
Mar 27th 2024, 12:47

Do you ever find yourself longing for the energy and vitality of your younger years? Feeling young is not just a matter of perception it is actually related to objective health outcomes. Previous studies have shown that feeling younger than one s actual age is associated with longer, healthier lives. There is even support for subjective age to predict actual brain age, with those feeling younger having younger brains. Feeling sleepy can make you feel ten years older.

( Social, environmental factors may raise risk of developing heart disease and stroke
Mar 27th 2024, 12:47

Neighborhoods with more adversity have up to twice the increased risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study.

( Developmental psychology: Concern for others emerges during second year of life
Mar 27th 2024, 12:47

An empirical longitudinal study tracked the emergence of empathic concern in children.

( Risk factors for faster aging in the brain revealed in new study
Mar 27th 2024, 12:47

Researchers have used data from UK Biobank participants to reveal that diabetes, traffic-related air pollution and alcohol intake are the most harmful out of 15 modifiable risk factors for dementia.

( Not unique to humans but uniquely human: researchers identify factor involved in brain expansion in humans
Mar 27th 2024, 12:46

What makes us human? According to neurobiologists it is our neocortex. This outer layer of the brain is rich in neurons and lets us do abstract thinking, create art, and speak complex languages. An international team has identified a new factor that might have contributed to neocortex expansion in humans.

( The serious side of kid and canine play
Mar 27th 2024, 12:46

With two-thirds of children in the U.S. failing to meet national physical activity guidelines, kinesiologistshave been looking at the impact of the family dog on the exercise habits of kids. Could having a canine best friend get kids on their feet and help bring them more in line with the minimum recommendation of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day?

( Couples with similar drinking habits may live longer
Mar 27th 2024, 12:46

The couple that drinks together might live longer together, too, says a University of Michigan researcher.

( Memory self-test via smartphone can identify early signs of Alzheimer's disease
Mar 27th 2024, 12:39

Dedicated memory tests on smartphones enable the detection of 'mild cognitive impairment', a condition that may indicate Alzheimer's disease, with high accuracy.

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Michael Reeder LCPC
Baltimore, MD

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