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Psychology Research
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Paper: To understand cognition--and its dysfunction--neuroscientists must learn its rhythms      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Thought emerges and is controlled in the brain via the rhythmically and spatially coordinated activity of millions of neurons, scientists argue in a new article. Understanding cognition and its disorders requires studying it at that level.

Healthy Aging Psychology Research
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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.

Psychology Research
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Workings of working memory detailed      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Investigators have discovered how brain cells responsible for working memory -- the type required to remember a phone number long enough to dial it -- coordinate intentional focus and short-term storage of information.

Chronic Illness Today's Healthcare
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Adults with congenital heart disease faced higher risk of abnormal heart rhythms      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Adults with congenital heart defects were more likely to experience an abnormal, irregular heartbeat, finds a new study.

Chronic Illness Healthy Aging Today's Healthcare
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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 Psychology Research
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Scientists identify cell vulnerability 'fingerprint' related to Parkinson's, Lewy body dementia      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study offers a first look into the complex molecular changes that occur in brain cells with Lewy bodies, which are key pathological hallmarks of Parkinson's disease and some dementias. The findings reveal that brain cells with Lewy bodies exhibit a specific gene expression pattern akin to a disease-related fingerprint.

Chronic Illness Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition
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Microplastics make their way from the gut to other organs      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have found that microplastics -- are having a significant impact on our digestive pathways, making their way from the gut and into the tissues of the kidney, liver and brain.

Children's Health Psychology Research
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Epilepsy drug prevents brain tumors in mice with NF1      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have discovered that an FDA-approved epilepsy drug can prevent or slow the growth of NF1-linked optic gliomas in mice, laying the groundwork for a clinical trial.

Chronic Illness Depression Mental Health Research Psychology Research Stress Today's Healthcare
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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.

Chronic Illness
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Carbon beads help restore healthy gut microbiome and reduce liver disease progression      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Innovative carbon beads reduce bad bacteria and inflammation in animal models, which are linked to liver cirrhosis and other serious health issues.

Birth Defects Children's Health Psychology Research Schizophrenia
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Two key brain systems are central to psychosis      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

When the brain has trouble filtering incoming information and predicting what's likely to happen, psychosis can result, research shows.

Chronic Illness Mental Health Research Psychology Research Stress
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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.

Child Development Children's Health Chronic Illness Psychology Research
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Study helps explain why childhood maltreatment continues to impact on mental and physical health into adulthood      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Childhood maltreatment can continue to have an impact long into adulthood because of how it effects an individual's risk of poor physical health and traumatic experiences many years later, a new study has found.

Child Development Children's Health Chronic Illness Today's Healthcare
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Economic burden of childhood verbal abuse by adults estimated at $300 billion globally      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Childhood verbal abuse by adults costs society an estimated $300 billion a year globally, show recent findings.

Psychology Research
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Parkinson's Disease: New theory on the disease's origins and spread      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New hypothesis paper builds on a growing scientific consensus that Parkinson's disease route to the brain starts in either the nose or the gut and proposes that environmental toxicants are the likely source.

Chronic Illness
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Chemicals stored in home garages linked to ALS risk      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Storing chemicals in a garage at home may associate with an increased risk of ALS, a study finds. This comes as research has found that exposure to environmental toxins, such as pesticides and volatile organic compounds, are also linked to ALS development. Researchers call the buildup of exposures of the lifetime the ALS exposome.

Chronic Illness Pregnancy and Childbirth Today's Healthcare
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Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy increase risk of cardiovascular death after giving birth      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Health researchers identify patients at risk for preventable death in the year after pregnancy.

Psychology Research
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Researchers discover how we perceive bitter taste      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study reveals the detailed protein structure of the TAS2R14, a bitter taste receptor that allows us to perceive bitter taste. In addition to solving the structure of this taste receptor, the researchers were also able to determine where bitter-tasting substances bind to TAS2R14 and how they activate them. The findings may lead to the development of drugs that targeting taste receptors.