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Why are young Black Americans becoming less heart-healthy?

(HealthDay)—Young, Black Americans are experiencing significant spikes in obesity, type 2 diabetes and smoking, all risk factors for heart attack and stroke. Between 2007 and 2017—before the COVID-19 pandemic and the concerns it has created—hospitalized Black Americans aged 18 to 44 had sharp increases in these risks. They were also having higher rates of health […]

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Unraveling the mystery of why we overeat

Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and overeating is one of life’s growing problems. In 2019, researchers from The Stuber Lab at the University of Washington School of Medicine discovered that certain cells light up in obese mice and prevent signals that indicate satiety, or feeling full. Now comes a deeper dive into what […]

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Why Failing At Something Is Actually Good For Your Brain

Failure is an unavoidable fact of life. Whatever way you try to avoid it, you’ll always experience the feeling of not succeeding in something, whether that’s a lower grade than you expected on a test, not landing a job interview or another disappointment. It’s in human nature to fail, and it sure doesn’t feel great. […]

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Why Napping Is Great For Your Brain Health

There is almost nothing as blissful as an afternoon nap, yet many of us seldom have the opportunity to indulge in a nap outside of normal bedtime hours. Aside from simply leaving you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the rest of your day with a renewed vigor, many researchers have spoken of the […]

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New clues to why disability strikes people with multiple sclerosis

(HealthDay)—A new study may help explain why people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience worsening disability while those with two related diseases do not. MS causes permanent brain and spinal cord scarring, and researchers investigated whether the same damage accompanies two rarer, similar diseases in which the immune system also attacks the central nervous system. The […]