Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Lack of sleep boosts levels of Alzheimer's proteins

Have you resolved to take better care of yourself in the new year? Here's a relatively painless way to do it: Catch a few more zzz's every night. A third of American adults don't get enough sleep, according to the Centers ...

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The herbal remedy: Teens use cannabis for relief, not recreation

When legal therapies let them down, some teens turn to cannabis. A new study, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Substance Abuse, Treatment, Prevention and Policy suggests that around a third of teens who smoke ...

Health

Stillbirth risk affected by mother's sleep position

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a new study published in the British Medical Journal, Tomasina Stacey from the University of Auckland’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology revealed that women who do not sleep on their left side ...

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Bursting to get your appendix removed? Hold on

A small but growing body of evidence suggests that doctors need not rush to perform appendectomies, the most common emergency general surgical procedure in the United States.

Health

Sleep loss lowers testosterone in healthy young men

Cutting back on sleep drastically reduces a healthy young man's testosterone levels, according to a study published in the June 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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Taking blood pressure drugs at night slightly improves control

Patients who take certain popular types of blood pressure medication once a day are able to achieve somewhat better control of their hypertension if they take their daily dose at bedtime, according to a new systematic review. ...

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