Insomnia is a likely long-term side effect of stroke

Insomnia is a likely long-term side effect of strokeStroke patients experience sustained problems with insomnia potentially reducing their ability to relearn key skills and putting them at increased risk of depression, a new study in the journal Scientific Reports finds.

Smoking: a rundown on lighting up

Smoking: a rundown on lighting upEvery minute, smokers get through nearly 11 million cigarettes and 10 die from the habit, experts say, in an industry that generates billions of dollars.

Promise of faster, more accessible schizophrenia diagnosis, study shows

Promise of faster, more accessible schizophrenia diagnosis, study showsA portable device common in optometrists’ offices may hold the key to faster diagnosis of schizophrenia, predicting relapse and symptom severity and assessing treatment effectiveness, a Rutgers University study finds.

Smoking, lack of exercise linked to early death after divorce

Smoking, lack of exercise linked to early death after divorceA growing body of research links divorce to a wide range of poor health outcomes, including greater risk for early death. However, the reason for the connection is not well understood.

Soy lecithin NSAID combo drug protects against cancer with fewer side effects

Soy lecithin NSAID combo drug protects against cancer with fewer side effectsWhen scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) applied a chemical found in soybeans to a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), they increased its anticancer properties and reduced its side effects. Findings of the preclinical […]

Cognitive training reduces depression, rebuilds injured brain structure and connectivity after traumatic brain injury

Cognitive training reduces depression, rebuilds injured brain structure and connectivity after traumatic brain injuryNew research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas shows that certain cognitive training exercises can help reduce depression and improve brain health in individuals years after they have suffered a traumatic […]

Young women at high genetic risk of breast cancer—plastic surgeons play key role in treatment

Young women at high genetic risk of breast cancer—plastic surgeons play key role in treatmentWith available testing for breast cancer risk genes, some women are learning at young ages that they are at high lifetime risk of breast cancer. Plastic surgeons play a key role in counseling and managing this […]

Another judge blocks feds from ending teen pregnancy grant

Another judge blocks feds from ending teen pregnancy grantA federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday became the latest to block President Donald Trump’s administration from prematurely cutting off funding for science-based programs aimed at reducing teen pregnancy.

5 Things to Do After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

A mesothelioma diagnosis can be frightening, stressful and overwhelming. What should I do first? What type of treatment is going to be recommended? How will I manage the financial impact of this disease? What will my family do? These and many other questions may be running through your head. This […]

First 3D-printed human corneas

First 3D-printed human corneasThe first human corneas have been 3-D printed by scientists at Newcastle University, UK.

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