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Gene variants may protect against Alzheimer’s

Posted: 05 Nov 2019 06:04 AM PST

Gene variants may protect against Alzheimer'snew study provides insights on why some people may be more resistant to Alzheimer’s disease than others. The findings may lead to strategies to delay … Read more
Study reveals how brain injury can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder

Posted: 05 Nov 2019 06:00 AM PST

Study reveals how brain injury can lead to post-traumatic stress disorderPost-traumatic stress disorder in U.S. military members frequently follows a concussion-like brain injury. Until now, it has been unclear why. A UCLA team of psychologists … Read more
Some CBD products may yield cannabis-positive urine drug tests

Posted: 05 Nov 2019 05:59 AM PST

Some CBD products may yield cannabis-positive urine drug testsSmall study concludes that caution is warranted for users of “high CBD, low THC” cannabis products In a study of six adults, Johns Hopkins Medicine … Read more
Stressed to the max? Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain

Posted: 05 Nov 2019 05:58 AM PST

Stressed to the max? Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brainWhen it comes to managing anxiety disorders, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth had it right when he referred to sleep as the “balm of hurt minds.” While … Read more
The most spectacular celestial vision you’ll never see

Posted: 05 Nov 2019 05:56 AM PST

The most spectacular celestial vision you'll never seeContrary to previous thought, a gigantic planet in wild orbit does not preclude the presence of an Earth-like planet in the same solar system – … Read more
Health care, mass shootings, 2020 election causing Americans significant stress

Posted: 05 Nov 2019 05:56 AM PST

Health care, mass shootings, 2020 election causing Americans significant stressA year before the 2020 presidential election, Americans report various issues in the news as significant sources of stress, including health care, mass shootings and … Read more
Study challenges decades-old patient eligibility criteria for weight-loss surgery

Posted: 05 Nov 2019 05:55 AM PST

Study challenges decades-old patient eligibility criteria for weight-loss surgeryWeight-loss surgery has long been shown to improve or resolve diabetes, reduce heart attacks and stroke and produce significant weight loss, but the operation has … Read more

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