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Three types of cells help the brain tell day from night

Bright light at night interrupts the body’s normal day-night cycles, called circadian rhythms, and can trigger insomnia. In fact, circadian rhythms play a major role in health. Disrupted day-night cycles have even been linked to increased incidence of diseases like cancer, heart disease, obesity, depressive disorders and type 2 diabetes in people who work night […]

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Death toll passes 50 from Samoan measles epidemic

Measles death toll in Samoa reaches 53 as three children from the same family die amid national emergency that has seen ALL schools closed Low vaccination rates have allowed disease to spread rapidly and infect 3,728 Samoa a national emergency, closing all schools and making jabs compulsory Three-year-old and his twin siblings, 18 months, among […]

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Massachusetts girl, 5, infected with EEE discharged from hospital as donations reach $190G

5-year-old Massachusetts girl survives mosquito-borne virus with GoFundMe help Close to $200,000 has been raised for Sophia Garabedian after she nearly died from a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus. The 5-year-old was one of dozens who contracted Eastern Equine Encephalitis last summer. A 5-year-old girl from Sudbury, Massachusetts who contracted the potentially deadly mosquito-borne Eastern Equine […]

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CDC: Asthma visit rates decreased from 2001 to 2016

(HealthDay)—Asthma is a common reason for physician visits, although the rate of asthma visits decreased from 2001 through 2016, according to a report published Sept. 20 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Lara J. Akinbami, M.D., from the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Maryland, and […]

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5 ways to cut the fat from your diet

About half of all Americans take steps to limit or avoid saturated fats, the kind found in foods like fatty red meat and cream. But fewer than one-third stick to the limit set by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to keep saturated fat intake under 10% of daily calories. You might be surprised to learn […]

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Who you see matters: Stroke patients benefit more from observing their own hand movements during therapy

Japanese scientists at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) have found that for stroke patients, observing their own hand movements in a video-assisted therapy—as opposed to someone else’s hand—could enhance brain activity and speed up rehabilitation. Their findings were first made available online in May and published in the July 7, 2019 issue of […]