Phys Ed: How Exercise Affects Our Memory

A single, moderate workout may immediately change how our brains function and how well we recognize common names and similar information, according to a promising new study of exercise, memory and aging. The study adds to growing evidence that exercise can have rapid effects on brain function and also that these effects could accumulate and…

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Gingerly, Democrats Give ‘Medicare for All’ an Official Moment

Image Ady Barkan, a health care advocate who has A.L.S., was among those testifying Tuesday before the House Rules Committee at a hearing on a Medicare for all bill.CreditJ. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press It was a big political discussion in a very small room. “Medicare for all” got its first congressional hearing on Tuesday, albeit in…

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Study of teens with eating disorders compares substance users and non-users

IMAGE: Linda Booij: ‘Clinicians could be mindful that patients with substance use and eating disorders are more likely to drop out early on from treatment.’ view more  Credit: Concordia University Adolescence can be a minefield for those going through it. Along with natural bodily changes, teens also have to grapple with social pressures emphasizing thinness and…

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Scientists identify genes tied to increased risk of ovarian cancer

A team of researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer, Cedars-Sinai Cancer and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have newly identified 34 genes that are associated with an increased risk for developing the earliest stages of ovarian cancer. The findings, published today in the journal Nature Genetics, will both help identify women who are at highest risk of…

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Salk Institute professor Edward Callaway elected to National Academy of Sciences

IMAGE: Edward Callaway is one of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates to be elected to the NAS in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. view more  LA JOLLA—(May 1, 2019) The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recently announced that Salk Institute Professor Edward Callaway is one of 100 new members…

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The unanticipated early origins of childhood brain cancer

IMAGE: This is a graph-plot showing the relationship between 62,040 single cells isolated from the mouse cerebellum. view more  Credit: Maria C. Vladoiu, Ibrahim El-Hamami and Laura K. Donovan. TORONTO — Brain tumours are the leading cause of non-accidental death in children in Canada, but little is known about when these tumours form or how they…

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Keynote on firearm injury to Open Society for Academic Emergency Medicine meeting

DES PLAINES, IL — Leading firearm injury and prevention experts, Drs. Rebecca Cunningham, and Garen Wintemute, will open SAEM19 — the annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine on Wednesday, May 15 with a timely and compelling keynote address titled «with a timely presentation titled «Firearm Injury: Facts, Myths, and a Public Health…

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