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Georgia State Researchers Reveal Surprising Findings on How Salt Affects Blood Flow in the Brain

A study led by researchers at Georgia State reveals surprising new information about the relationship between neuron activity and blood flow deep in the brain, as well as how the brain is affected by salt consumption. When neurons are activated,... Continue Reading →

How meditation can help you make fewer mistakes

If you are forgetful or make mistakes when in a hurry, a new study from Michigan State University – the largest of its kind to-date – found that meditation could help you to become less error prone. The research, published... Continue Reading →

Dancing molecules’ successfully repair severe spinal cord injuries

In a new study, researchers administered a single injection to tissues surrounding the spinal cords of paralyzed mice. Just four weeks later, the animals regained the ability to walk. The research will be published in the Nov. 12 issue of... Continue Reading →

Researchers discover best way to avoid procrastination

New research from the University of Otago has found that if you want someone to help you out with something, it is best not to set a deadline at all. But if you do set a deadline, make it short.Professor... Continue Reading →

Sleeping Longer Than 6.5 Hours a Night Associated With Cognitive Decline

A good night’s sleep is important for many reasons. It helps our body repair itself and function as it should, and is linked to better mental health and lower risk of many health conditions – including heart disease and diabetes. It’s also been shown... Continue Reading →

Lack of sleep affecting students’ mental health especially women

More than two thirds (65.5%) of students are experiencing poor sleep quality and this is linked to mental health problems, new research published in the peer-reviewed journal Annals of Human Biologysuggests. The findings, based on more than 1,000 (1,113) men and... Continue Reading →

Cause of Alzheimer’s progression in the brain

For the first time, researchers have used human data to quantify the speed of different processes that lead to Alzheimer’s disease and found that it develops in a very different way than previously thought. Their results could have important implications... Continue Reading →

Sex, Drugs, and Genes: Moral Attitudes Share a Genetic Basis

Summary: By studying both identical and fraternal twins, researchers suggest that largely the same heredity factors that influence openness to casual sex also influence a person’s moral views toward recreational drug use. Few hallmarks of the 1960s counterculture stand out like... Continue Reading →

Hit the sleep ‘sweet spot’ to keep brain sharp

Too little and too much sleep linked to cognitive decline Like so many other good things in life, sleep is best in moderation. A multiyear study of older adults found that both short and long sleepers experienced greater cognitive decline... Continue Reading →

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