Hydration may affect cognitive function in some older adults

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Not getting enough water is enough to make you feel sluggish and give you a headache, but a new Penn State study suggests it may also relate to cognitive performance. The researchers investigated whether hydration levels and water intake among older adults was related with their scores on several tests designed…

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To the brain, straight from the vein: IV treatment for TBI

A team of researchers from the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center has found that neural exosomes—«cargo» molecules within the nervous system that carry messages to the brain—can minimize or even avert progression of traumatic brain injury when used as part of a new cell-to-cell messaging technology. The finding could result in the first delivery…

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Running away from exercise: The curious case of migraine

London, UK: A recent study published in the journal Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, highlights an overlooked relationship between migraine and exercise. The study, entitled «Anxiety sensitivity and intentional avoidance of physical activity in women with probable migraine», was led by Samantha G Farris, from Rutgers, Department of Psychology, the State…

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10-year results of NRG Oncology/NSABP B-42 trial

SAN ANTONIO, TX — In the updated results from NRG Oncology/NSABP B-42 trial through 10 years of observation, extending letrozole therapy for additional five years after five years of adjuvant endocrine therapy resulted in a statistically significant improvement in the 10-year disease-free survival (DFS) of postmenopausal women with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. The study continues to…

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Study highlights high cost of fossil fuel pollution on children’s health

A new study by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health is the first to compile the estimated per-case costs of six childhood health conditions linked to air pollution—estimates that can be incorporated into benefits assessments of air pollution regulations and climate change mitigation policies.…

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People willing to risk near-certain death for an HIV cure

NEW YORK — Nearly one-quarter of people living with HIV were willing to risk near-certain death in a clinical trial, if volunteering for the trial would help find a cure for the disease, according to the new study «HIV Cure Research.» «I am not going to live forever,» said one interviewee, «it is about the…

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Comprehensive background check policies effective in Oregon but not in Washington

(SACRAMENTO) — Stronger comprehensive background check (CBC) policies enacted 2014 in Washington and 2015 in Oregon require private gun sellers to conduct background checks before selling firearms. But have these newly enacted laws resulted in more background checks for private-party sales — the major source of guns for persons who commit crimes and are prohibited…

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Folate vs. folic acid: What to know

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Although they are very similar, there are some key differences between folic acid and folate. Both relate to vitamin B-9, which plays a key role in preventing birth irregularities and aiding the production of healthy red…

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