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Sleep Problems, Alzheimer's Disease Are Linked, but Which Comes First?

Mar. 22, 2019 — A new article explores the pathophysiological factors that link sleep disturbances and Alzheimer's disease. Better understanding of this connection may lead to potential diagnostics and ... read more

Stricter US State Gun Laws Linked to Safer High Schools

Mar. 21, 2019 — Adopting stricter state gun laws is linked to a safer school experience for students, a new study has found. Strengthening gun laws at state level was associated with teens being less likely to ... read more

When More Women Make Decisions, the Environment Wins

Mar. 21, 2019 — When more women are involved in group decisions about land management, the group conserves more - particularly when offered financial incentives to do so, according to a new ... read more

Common Cause in Sudden Death Syndromes

Mar. 21, 2019 — Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) are syndromes that share many medical similarities but whose physiological causes are poorly understood. An opinion ... read more

Sleep and Ageing: Two Sides of One Coin?

Mar. 21, 2019 — Researchers have discovered a brain process common to sleep and ageing in research that could pave the way for new treatments for ... read more

The Evolution of Brain Tumors

Mar. 21, 2019 — Scientists have found in a recent study that only three different genetic alterations drive the early development of malignant glioblastomas. At least one of these three cancer drivers was present in ... read more

Hidden Differences Between Pathology of CTE and Alzheimer's Disease

Mar. 21, 2019 — A new study challenges the belief that Alzheimer's disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy have identical ... read more

New Brain Research Challenges Our Understanding of Sleep

Mar. 21, 2019 — A new study has for the first time uncovered the large-scale brain patterns and networks in the brain which control sleep, providing knowledge which in the future may can in the long term help people ... read more

Prenatal Allergies Prompt Sexual Changes in Offspring

Mar. 21, 2019 — A single allergic reaction during pregnancy prompts sexual-development changes in the brains of offspring that last a lifetime, new research suggests. Female rats born to mothers exposed to an ... read more

Naltrexone Implant Helps HIV Patients With Opioid Dependence Prevent Relapse

Mar. 21, 2019 — A new study shows that a naltrexone implant placed under the skin was more effective at helping HIV-positive patients with an opioid addiction reduce relapse and have better HIV-related outcomes ... read more

Delusions May Stem from Sticky Beliefs, Study Finds

Mar. 21, 2019 — Delusions are one of the most common symptoms of psychosis, but little is known about what causes them. A new study offers insight into the development of delusions, which could lead to better ... read more

African-Americans More Likely to Be Misdiagnosed With Schizophrenia, Study Finds

Mar. 21, 2019 — African-Americans with severe depression are more likely to be misdiagnosed as having schizophrenia, according to a new ... read more

Study Highlights Power of Play

Mar. 21, 2019 — Through simple games and day-to-day tasks, parents can help their children learn self-regulation, a skill considered essential for success, a new study has ... read more

Small Vessel Disease MRI Marker Linked to Worse Cognitive Health in Older Adults

Mar. 21, 2019 — Seemingly harmless fluid-filled spaces around the cerebral small vessels, commonly seen on brain MRIs in older adults, are now thought to be associated with more compromised cognitive skills, ... read more

Analyzing a Facebook-Fueled Anti-Vaccination Attack: 'It's Not All About Autism'

Mar. 21, 2019 — Pitt scientists find a viral anti-vaccination Facebook campaign wasn't 'all about autism,' but instead centered on four distinct ... read more

Many Recovering from Addiction Have Chronic Health Problems, Diminished Quality of Life

Mar. 21, 2019 — A study shows that more than a third of individuals who consider themselves in recovery from an alcohol or other substance use disorder continue to suffer from chronic physical ... read more

Depression in 20s Linked to Memory Loss in 50s

Mar. 20, 2019 — A new large-scale longitudinal study has found a clear link between episodes of depression and anxiety experienced by adults in their twenties, thirties and forties, with a decrease in memory ... read more

BMI, but Not Age at Puberty, Tied to Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

Mar. 20, 2019 — Some studies have suggested that people who are younger when they enter puberty are more likely to later develop multiple sclerosis (MS). But a new study attributes that link to body mass index ... read more

Older Immigrants Living in US More Satisfied With Life Than Native-Born Counterparts

Mar. 20, 2019 — Most people who immigrated to the United States for a chance to live the 'American Dream' are more satisfied with their lives in the 'land of the free' than those who were born ... read more

New Study Reshapes Understanding of How the Brain Recovers from Injury

Mar. 20, 2019 — Each year, approximately 265,000 Americans have a stroke that causes visual impairment. New research sheds light on how the damage in the brain caused by a stroke can lead to permanent vision ... read more

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