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Neural 'Poisonous Flowers' Could Be The Source of Alzheimer's Plaque, Says Study

Neural ‘Poisonous Flowers’ Could Be The Source of Alzheimer’s Plaque, Says Study

Alzheimer’s disease has long thwarted our best efforts to pinpoint its underlying causes. Now, a new study in mice suggests that ‘poisonous flowers’ bulging with cellular debris could be the root source of one hallmark of the wretched disease and a beautifully sinister sign of a failing waste disposal system inside damaged brain cells.   …

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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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Study Sheds New Light on a Promising Antidepressant – Neuroscience News

Summary: Ketamine’s antidepressant effect is a result of the enhancement of Kcnq2 potassium channels in a certain subtype of glutamate-sensitive neurons. Source: Weizmann Institute of Science Ketamine, a well-known anesthetic used in smaller doses as a party drug, was hailed as a “new hope for depression” in a Time magazine cover story in 2017. Two …

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Staying 'Conscious' Under Anesthesia May Be Much More Common Than We Realized

Staying ‘Conscious’ Under Anesthesia May Be Much More Common Than We Realized

General anesthesia is a marvelous thing, knocking us out and blocking our sense of pain in a matter of seconds before surgery. But in rare cases, some people are responsive to their surrounds under general anesthesia, yet they cannot remember what happened afterwards.   This is called ‘connected consciousness‘, and now the largest study of …

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The small study suggested women looking to reduce fat would benefit most by exercising in the morning (file photo)

Women should exercise in the morning and men at night, study suggests

Why women should exercise in the morning – and men at night: Females can burn fat better in early hours while males benefit from working out in evenings, study suggests A small study has found men could get more benefits exercising in the evening Both morning and evening exercise provided ‘significant’ benefits to women It …

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Study: Restricted Sleep Increases Some Symptoms of Migraine

Study: Restricted Sleep Increases Some Symptoms of Migraine

Researchers found a significant decrease in cortical silent period duration after sleep restriction in patients with interictal migraine compared to controls. Using a transcranial magnetic stimulation method, researchers have found that reduced sleep alters central nervous inhibition from GABAergic and dopaminergic mechanisms differently in individuals with migraines versus those without. Migraine is a primary headache …

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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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