A healthy heart may protect against cognitive decline

May 18, 2016 by

There’s new evidence that a healthy heart may also protect against age-related cognitive decline....

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Our brains file memories during rest

May 10, 2016 by

A UCLA study of rats (which are very similar to human in terms of brains) found that memories formed in one part of the brain are replayed and transferred to a different area during rest....

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Distractibility trait predisposes some to attentional lapses

Jan 9, 2016 by

There’s new research indicating that people vary not only according to personality traits, but also by cognitive traits like distractibility....

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The link between autism and preeclampsia

Jan 26, 2015 by

New research indicates that children on the autism spectrum are more than twice as likely to be born to mothers who had preeclampsia during pregnancy....

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TBIs are very damaging to the lungs

Sep 22, 2014 by

Hours of head trauma, there is often fluid accumulation in the lungs, and 24 hours after the injury, the lungs’ ability to put O2 in the bloodstream is reduced by almost 80%:...

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Losing sleep may decrease brain volume

Sep 21, 2014 by

New research has found a link between lack of sleep and decreased brain volume. The jury is still out as to causation vs. consequence, but things seem to indicate that improving your sleep quality (and possibly, quantity) can slow...

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Concussions in high school lacrosse

Aug 16, 2014 by

New research has found that 22% of the injuries in high school lacrosse games and practice were concussions....

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