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Take These 7 Healthy Habits On Your Summer Road Trip

You've spent the past couple of years staying fit and healthy despite the unusual circumstances of mostly staying home. Now you're packing the car for a well-deserved summer ...
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NIH-Supported Study Links Poor Sleep To Increased Risk of COPD Flare-Ups

Poor sleep is associated with a significantly increased risk of life-threatening flare-ups in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to a new st...
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Cedars-Sinai Experts Lift a 'Sinking' Brain

Russell Secker, now 67, was in Lake Tahoe in 2016 to run a series of ultra-distance races with his wife, Claire. The two had completed hundreds of marathons and races totaling...
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Planet Word Museum and ASHA Announce New Digital Exhibit on Word-Finding Problems Like Aphasia

Planet Word and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association announced the launch of a new collaborative digital exhibit spotlighting word-finding problems. Through voic...
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Texas A&M College of Medicine Researchers Help Answer A Major Question: How Human Intelligence Develops

Scientists at the Texas A&M University College of Medicine have made a breakthrough discovery about the development of the brain. This new information contributes to our under...
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MU Study Finds Health Benefits Of ‘Aging In Place’

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) found the majority of older adults want to stay in their own home as they age. However, given the natural decline in health ...
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Covid-19 Was Third Leading Cause Of Death In The United States In Both 2020 And 2021

COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in the United States between March 2020 and October 2021, according to an analysis of national death certificate data by research...
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Depression, Loneliness Associated With Increased Hospitalization Risk After Covid-19, NIH-Funded Study Suggests

People who reported in a survey that they felt worried, depressed or lonely had a greater chance of being hospitalized after a COVID-19 diagnosis, suggests a study funded by t...
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Experts Stress Importance Of Monitoring For Post-Treatment Opioid Use In Young Sarcoma Patients

New analysis finds more than half of U.S. adolescents and young adults with sarcoma—a type of cancer in the bones or soft tissues—are often prescribed opioids to treat their p...
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NIH-Funded Studies Reveal Credible Estimates For Alzheimer’s-Like Brain Disorder Prevalence

New National Institutes of Health-funded research shows that the prevalence of brain changes from Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy (LATE) may be roughly 40...
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Is My Scratchy Throat Allergies or Omicron?

Around 60 million Americans suffer from itching, coughing, and sneezing caused by seasonal allergies each spring, according to the CDC. And while these symptoms aren’t typical...
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First Blood Test to Diagnose Bipolar Disorder

Alcediag, a French company specializing in precision psychiatry and a pioneer in biological diagnosis in mental health, announces the publication, in Nature: Translational Psy...
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Mammography Screening And Related Breast Care Still Rebounding From Covid-19 Pandemic

According to a new study, use of breast imaging services – including mammography screening – may remain at only 85.3% of pre-pandemic utilization (March through May 2019). Th...
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Aphasia: Relatively Unknown but Common

Despite affecting millions of American adults, most people are not familiar with aphasia. During June, recognized nationally as Aphasia Awareness Month, the American Speech-La...
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UCI Research Finds Parents’ Unpredictable Behavior May Impair Optimal Brain Circuit Formation

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine are conducting pioneering research into the concept that unpredictable parental behaviors, together with unpredictable envi...
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Electrical Pulses To The Back Of The Neck Found To Restore Breathing After Drug Use

Breathing difficulties are the main cause of death following opioid use. In the UK, the number of adults entering treatment for opioid use was 140,863 in 2020/211 and opioid u...
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Treating Chronic Hypertension In Early Pregnancy Benefits Parents, Babies

Adults treated with medication for high blood pressure present before or during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, defined as chronic hypertension in pregnancy, had fewer advers...
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Brain Cell Activity Plays Critical Role in CNS Disorder Outcomes

Investigators at Cedars-Sinai have comprehensively mapped molecular activity in the brain and spinal cord that is responsible for regulating the body's response to central ner...
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Nurse-Led Cedars-Sinai Study Leads to Creating ‘Serenity Lounges’

A new Cedars-Sinai study shows that "Serenity Lounges"–break rooms equipped with massage chairs and other relaxation tools–reduced feelings of stress, anxiety and burnout amon...
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Drug Use Severity In Adolescence Affects Substance Use Disorder Risk In Adulthood

People who reported multiple symptoms consistent with severe substance use disorder at age 18 exhibited two or more of these symptoms in adulthood, according to a new analysis...
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Gastrointestinal Issues Linked With Anxiety, Social Withdrawal For Kids With Autism

Children with autism spectrum disorder tend to experience gastrointestinal issues, such as constipation and stomach pain, at a higher rate than their neurotypical peers. Some ...
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NIH’s All of Us Research Program Releases First Genomic Dataset of Nearly 100,000 Whole Genome Sequences

Nearly 100,000 highly diverse whole genome sequences are now available through the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program. About 50% of the data is from in...
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Inflation, War Push Stress To Alarming Levels At Two-Year Covid-19 Anniversary

Two years after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, inflation, money issues and the war in Ukraine have pushed U.S. stress to alarming levels, a...
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Lead As a Social Determinant of Child and Adolescent Physiological Stress and Behavior

Lead is an environmental neurotoxicant that causes neurocognitive deficits and cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. It also disproportionately affects socially disadvantage...
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ANA Hails Signing of Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act

The American Nurses Association (ANA) hails the signing of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act (S. 610/H.R. 1667) into law by President Joseph R. Biden. Th...
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