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New Study Cites Tau As The Driver In Alzheimer’s Disease

A study by the Mayo Clinic of over 3,600 postmortem brains showed that progression of dysfunctional tau protein drives the cognitive decline and memory loss seen in Alzheimer’s disease. Amyloid  builds up as dementia progresses, but is not the primary culprit. [More…]

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By R Kennedy | Alzheimer's Disease . Dementia . News
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Sleep Apnea Associated With Increased Motor Vehicle Accidents

A new study finds that obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a significantly increased risk of motor vehicle accidents, and this risk is reduced when sleep apnea is treated effectively using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. [More…]

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By R Kennedy | News . Sleep . Sleep Apnea
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Walnuts May Improve Memory

According to researchers at UCLA, eating walnuts may improve performance on cognitive function tests, including those for memory, concentration and information processing speed [More…]

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By R Kennedy | Cognition . Food . News
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Smoking and obesity results in markedly higher health-care costs

A new study finds that smokers and the obese ring up substantially higher annual health care costs than their nonsmoking, non-obese peers. [More…]

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By R Kennedy | Addiction . Food . News . Obesity
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Stress Trigger Processes Discovered in the Brain

An important factor for stress has been identified by scientists. The protein secretagogin that plays an important role in the release of the CRH stress hormone  and which only then enables stress processes in the brain to be transmitted to the pituitary gland and then onwards to the organs. [More…]

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By R Kennedy | Neuroscience . News . Stress
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Use of social media gets science, scientists noticed

Academic researchers are turning to social media more and more, especially among the younger scientists and a new willingness to share their work. [More…]

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By R Kennedy | Communicatin . News . Research . Science . Social media
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New research finds nearly 1 in 5 adults have persistent pain

New research from the University of Washington in Seattle reported that “published adult prevalence estimates of chronic pain in the United States vary significantly. A more consistent pain measure is needed to assess unmet need for pain management in the general population.” [More…]

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By R Kennedy | Chronic Pain . News . Pain
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Social media choices when sharing important personal events

A new study is the first study to examine the use and effects of interpersonal media in social sharing. [More…]

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