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Protecting brain cells with cannabinol      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Scientists created four cannabis-derived CBN analogs (chemical look-a-likes) with enhanced neuroprotective properties and potential for therapeutic application in neurological disorders like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and traumatic brain injury. Their findings reveal novel aspects of CBN's neuroprotective activity and demonstrate the clinical potential of CBN and value of studying its analogs.

Healthy Aging
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Common HIV treatments may aid Alzheimer's disease patients      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Scientists have identified promising real-world links between common HIV drugs and a reduced incidence of Alzheimer's disease.

Depression Infant's Health Mental Health Research Parenting Psychology Research
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Teen stress may raise risk of postpartum depression in adults      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A research team reports that social stress during adolescence in female mice later results in prolonged elevation of the hormone cortisol after they give birth.

Chronic Illness Depression Mental Health Research Psychology Research Stress
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Physical activity reduces stress-related brain activity to lower cardiovascular disease risk      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Over a ten-year period, biobank participants who met recommended levels of physical activity had a 23% lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and the protective effects were even more pronounced in individuals with depression.

Healthy Aging
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Specific nasal cells protect against COVID-19 in children      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Important differences in how the nasal cells of young and elderly people respond to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, could explain why children typically experience milder COVID-19 symptoms, a new study finds.

Healthy Aging
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Human muscle map reveals how we try to fight effects of aging      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The first comprehensive cell atlas of aging human muscle reveals the intricate genetic and cellular processes behind muscle deterioration and mechanisms to counteract it.

Mental Health Research
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Study finds increased anxiety and PTSD among people who remained in Ukraine      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers conducted a survey to understand how the mental health of displaced Ukrainians has been affected by the ongoing war. Their findings describe high levels of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and generalized anxiety among both refugees and people displaced within Ukraine.

Mental Health Research
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Scientists use wearable technology to detect stress levels during sleep      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

What if changes in a person's stress levels could be detected while they sleep using wearable devices? A new study find changes in perceived stress levels reflected in sleep data -- an important step towards identifying biomarkers that may help flag individuals in need of support.

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AI model can accurately assess PTSD in postpartum women      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

By analyzing the narratives of women who experienced traumatic childbirth and women with non-complicated childbirth, researchers created an AI model that can accurately identify those at risk of childbirth-related PTSD.

Birth Defects Healthy Aging
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Impact of aldehydes on DNA damage and aging      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have discovered the connection between aldehydes, organic compounds produced by cells as part of metabolic processes, and rapid aging. Their findings indicate a potential treatment for diseases that lead to accelerated aging as well as a means to counteract aging in healthy people by controlling exposure to aldehyde-inducing substances including alcohol, pollution, and smoke.

Chronic Illness Healthy Aging
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Scientists identify pro-aging 'sugar signature' in the blood of people living with HIV      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Scientists have identified sugar abnormalities in the blood that may promote biological aging and inflammation in people living with HIV.

Depression Mental Health Research Psychology Research
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Brain stimulation treatment may improve depression, anxiety in older adults      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A noninvasive brain stimulation treatment improved depression and anxiety symptoms among older adults in a new study.

Chronic Illness Depression Mental Health Research Today's Healthcare
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Heart disease, depression linked by inflammation      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Coronary artery disease and major depression may be genetically linked via inflammatory pathways to an increased risk for cardiomyopathy, a degenerative heart muscle disease, researchers have found.

Healthy Aging Psychology Research
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Tiny brain bubbles carry complete codes      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Scientists discovered that the biological instructions within these vesicles differed significantly in postmortem brain samples donated from patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

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Pregnancy accelerates biological aging in a healthy, young adult population      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Pregnancy may carry a cost, reports a new study. The research shows that women who reported having been pregnant looked biologically older than women who had never been pregnant, and women who had been pregnant more often looked biologically older than those who reported fewer pregnancies.

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Disparities in sleep health and insomnia may begin at a young age      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Children and teens from racial and ethnic minority groups are disproportionately affected by persistent insomnia symptoms that begin in childhood and continue through young adulthood, according to a new study. This study is one of the first to look at how childhood insomnia symptoms evolve over the long-term and investigate how the trajectory of insomnia differs between racial and ethnic groups.

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New study highlights the benefit of touch on mental and physical health      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Through a large-scale analysis, researchers have uncovered the ways in which consensual touch can benefit a person's physical and mental wellbeing.

Healthy Aging
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RNA that doesn't age      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Certain RNA molecules in the nerve cells in the brain last a life time without being renewed. Neuroscientists have now demonstrated that this. RNAs are generally short-lived molecules that are constantly reconstructed to adjust to environmental conditions. The research group hopes to decipher the complex aging process of the brain and gain a better understanding of related degenerative diseases.

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Functional capacity in old age is like an ecosystem that may collapse when disrupted      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

In old age, a tighter interlinkage between different domains of functional capacity may indicate a loss of system resilience. When functional capacity domains are tightly interconnected, a disruption in one domain can affect others and lead to a collapse in functioning. It is therefore important to look at functioning as a whole and to take care of the different aspects of physical and mental well-being.