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Girls’ brain connections may explain their faster maturity

Girls’ brain connections may explain their faster maturity

Dec 26, – As we grow older, our brains reorganize themselves, pruning and streamlining nerve fiber linkages to reduce overall network connectivity while selectively preserving long-distance connections that are crucial to information integration. Now, a team led by Newcastle University in the UK has found this brain streamlining starts earlier in girls, suggesting it may […]

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Poor Sleep May Raise Blood Pressure in Kids

Poor Sleep May Raise Blood Pressure in Kids

Dec 16, – Kids who don’t get enough sleep at night may experience a slight spike in their blood pressure the next day even if they are not overweight or obese, a new study suggests. The research included 143 kids aged 10 to 18 who spent one night in a sleep lab for observation. They […]

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A Night’s Sleep Cleans Brain of Harmful Toxins

A Night’s Sleep Cleans Brain of Harmful Toxins

Oct 18, – The US team believe the “waste removal system” is one of the fundamental reasons for sleep. Their study, in the journal Science, showed brain cells shrink during sleep to open up the gaps between neurons and allow fluid to wash the brain clean. They also suggest that failing to clear away some […]

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Anti-smoking Campaign Surpasses Expectations

Anti-smoking Campaign Surpasses Expectations

Sep 19, – Graphic ads depicting the ravages of smoking have generated a bigger than expected response, federal health officials said Thursday. The Tips From Former Smokers campaign — which includes TV ads in which ex-smokers tell of their smoking-related health problems, such as amputations and cancer — resulted in even more calls to the […]

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An orange a day can keep cancer away

An orange a day can keep cancer away

Sep 15, – On reviewing available research on cancer prevention and the benefits of orange, scientists say orange could prove to be crucial in the prevention of cancer. In a forthcoming review article from Nutrition and Cancer: An International Journal, a publication of Routledge, researchers reviewed available evidence that links orange juice with cancer chemoprevention, […]

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