How we sleep today may forecast when Alzheimer’s disease begins

What would you do if you knew how long you had until Alzheimer’s disease set in? Don’t despair. New research from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests one defense against this virulent form of dementia—for which no treatment currently exists—is deep, restorative sleep, and plenty of it. UC Berkeley neuroscientists Matthew Walker and Joseph Winer […]

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Study of siblings finds moderate cannabis use impacts cognitive functioning

A new study led by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine compares adolescent siblings to determine the impact of early and frequent use of marijuana on cognitive function. This study, published in the journal Addiction, contrasts with previous studies by finding that moderate adolescent cannabis use may have adverse effects that cannot […]

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Attacking tumors from the inside

A new technology that allows researchers to peer inside malignant tumors shows that two experimental drugs can normalize aberrant blood vessels, oxygenation, and other aspects of the tumor microenvironment in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), helping to suppress the tumor’s growth and spread, UT Southwestern researchers report. The findings, published online in Cancer Research, highlight […]

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Children with social anxiety, maternal history of depression more likely to develop depression

Although researchers have known for decades that depression runs in families, new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York, suggests that children suffering from social anxiety may be at particular risk for depression in the future. “We already know from previous research that children with social anxiety symptoms are at high risk of […]

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Bundled interventions improve bystander CPR, increase out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival

A new study published in The Lancet Public Health found that a series of public health interventions in Singapore cumulatively increased the likelihood of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by bystanders during out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) nearly eightfold and survival over threefold, underscoring the importance of such interventions to improve OHCA outcomes. Sudden cardiac arrest is a […]

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