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"Forever chemicals" linked to high blood pressure, study finds

“Forever chemicals” linked to high blood pressure, study finds

Millions of Americans have high blood pressure, a condition that can cause heart attack or stroke if left untreated. Generally, this condition is believed to be caused mostly by diet. Yet now, a stranger potential culprit has emerged: a synthetic chemical that is in thousands of consumer products, kitchenware, and even microwave popcorn bags, and …

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14 percent of world population may have had Lyme disease, research finds

14 percent of world population may have had Lyme disease, research finds

More than 14 percent of the world’s population may have had Lyme disease, an analysis released on Monday revealed. The research, published in BMJ Global Health, is the result of an examination of nearly 90 studies. It offers an unprecedentedly robust picture of how common the tick-borne illness may be. “As far as I’m aware, …

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A Potential Cure for Autism: New Research Finds That Gene Therapy Could Treat Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome

A new study has shown that gene therapy may be able to prevent or reverse many deleterious effects of Pitt-Hopkins syndrome New research from the UNC Neuroscience Center lab of Ben Philpot, Ph.D., finds restoring lost gene activity prevents many disease signs in an animal model of Pitt-Hopkins syndrome, a rare, single-gene neurodevelopmental condition. Pitt-Hopkins …

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New Research Finds a Higher Dose of Melatonin Improved Sleep

New Research Finds a Higher Dose of Melatonin Improved Sleep

In a study published in The Journal of Pineal Research, 5 mg of melatonin increased total sleep time compared to placebo. In a small study of healthy adults aged 55 and older, 5 mg of melatonin increased total sleep time compared to placebo. Although recent research by the University of Cambridge and Fudan University found …

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Delivery and other essential workers need better protections during the COVID-19 crisis. A new study found COVID-19 mortality rates in 2020 were five times higher among retail and service workers.

Most workers who died of COVID in 2020 had something essential in common, study finds

Delivery and other essential workers need better protections during the COVID-19 crisis. A new study found COVID-19 mortality rates in 2020 were five times higher among retail and service workers. Mark Lennihan AP Most working-age Americans who died of COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic were so-called essential workers in labor, service and …

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Large survey finds who may be at highest risk for long COVID

Large survey finds who may be at highest risk for long COVID

It’s a question everyone wants answered: Who is more likely to develop long COVID-19, the debilitating symptoms that can linger for weeks, months or even longer, after an infection? A new unpublished study from 23andMe is part of a growing body of research shedding light on who experiences post-COVID conditions and why. The survey, which …

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Study finds a bidirectional relationship between children's hyperactivity and harsh parenting

Study finds a bidirectional relationship between children’s hyperactivity and harsh parenting

What came first: harsh parenting techniques or conduct problems in children? This can seem like a chicken and egg problem. A new study published in Child Development finds that there is a reciprocal relationship between parenting style and child behaviors, suggesting that altering parenting behavior could greatly help children with socioemotional difficulties. Having socioemotional behaviors …

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