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( Night-time heat significantly increases the risk of stroke
May 21st 2024, 12:46

Researchers show that nocturnal heat significantly increases the risk of stroke. The findings can contribute to the development of preventive measures: With them, the population can better protect themselves against the risks of climate change with increasingly frequent hot nights. In addition, knowledge of the consequences of hot nights can improve patient care.

( 'I feel like I'm Alice in Wonderland': Why nightmares and 'daymares' could be early warning signs of autoimmune disease
May 20th 2024, 20:58

An increase in nightmares and hallucinations -- or 'daymares' -- could herald the onset of autoimmune diseases such as lupus.

( Yoga and meditation-induced altered states of consciousness are common in the general population
May 20th 2024, 15:55

A new study finds that altered states of consciousness associated with yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and other practices are common, and mostly positive or even transformative, but that for some people, they can be linked to suffering.

( New method to reveal what drives brain diseases
May 20th 2024, 15:55

The brain is often referred to as a 'black box'-- one that's difficult to peer inside and determine what's happening at any given moment. This is part of the reason why it's difficult to understand the complex interplay of molecules, cells and genes that underlie neurological disorders. But a new CRISPR screen method has the potential to uncover new therapeutic targets and treatments for these conditions.

( 1 in 4 parents say their teen consumes caffeine daily or nearly every day
May 20th 2024, 12:28

A quarter of parents report that caffeine is basically part of their teen's daily life, according to a new national poll.

( Exercise spurs neuron growth and rewires the brain, helping mice forget traumatic and addictive memories
May 20th 2024, 12:28

Researchers have found that increased neuron formation and the subsequent rewiring of neural circuits in the hippocampus through exercise or genetic manipulation helps mice forget traumatic or drug-associated memories. The findings could offer a new approach to treating mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder or drug addiction.

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Michael Reeder LCPC
Baltimore, MD

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