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One In Seven Americans Suffers From Sleep Drunkenness

It’s a phenomenon called “Sleep Drunkenness” or “Confusional Arousal.” For the one out of seven Americans who do suffer from this, it’s a major issue.

08/26/2014

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Study Sheds Light On ‘Sleep Drunkenness’

You’ve heard of sleep apnea and sleepwalking, but what about “sleep drunkenness”?

08/25/2014

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Emotions Influence Health

Depression, stress, anxiety, and other emotional states really do affect your cardiovascular health.

07/25/2014

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Simple, Do-At-Home Test Could Save Your Life

A new, simple test that can be done at home might help save the lives of people with irregular heartbeats.

07/24/2014

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Singing May Make You Smarter

Learning to sing promotes structural changes in the brain that help you learn and think quicker on your feet.

07/14/2014

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Addiction May Be Neurological Disorder

Researchers believe that chronic alcoholics may drink, in part, to alleviate a deficit in serotonin.

06/25/2014

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Bilingual Stimulation Good For The Brain

An Italian study found babies who grow up in a bilingual home may enjoy greater mental flexibility before they even learn to talk.

06/10/2014

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Addiction Researchers Zero In On Amino Acids In The Brain

If there’s a way we can attack addictions, try to understand them and deal with them, so much the better. Researchers say Amino acids in the brain may be key.

03/07/2014

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Distractions Hinder Memory

Study finds that the fewer irrelevant items you keep in mind, the more capacity you have for remembering important things.

03/06/2014

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Study Of Monkey Brain Is Revealing

Almost all of the neurons in one area of a monkey’s brain – called the face patch – responded at least twice as strongly to faces, as they did to other objects.

03/04/2014

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Reading A Novel May Be Good For Your Brain

Is reading a good book one of your greatest pleasures? New research suggests that reading novels is more than entertainment; it seems to be good for the brain.

02/25/2014

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Oxygen Levels May Influence Recovery From Spinal Cord Injury

In a recent study of people with spinal cord injuries, researchers found that patients exposed to low oxygen performed better than those with normal oxygen levels.

12/11/2013

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High Blood Pressure May Forewarn Of Alzheimer’s

Research has shown that high blood pressure in middle age may be associated with later Alzheimer’s dementia.

11/20/2013

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Psychiatric Lyme Disease

When people talk about Lyme disease they talk about issues like arthritis, but Lyme can do far more damage in other areas – including the brain.

09/04/2013

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Autism May Enhance Math Skills

According to researchers at Stanford, people with autism may have improved math skills.

08/28/2013

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