Newsy (Sep. 10, 2014) Researchers found commonly prescribed sleeping and anxiety pills such as Xanax and Valium could lead to an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease.
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AP (Aug. 29, 2013) The NFL has reached a tentative $765 million settlement over concussion-related brain injuries among its 18,000 former players. In Detroit, a neurologist is undertaking what he calls a "landmark ... watch video
TheStreet (May 9, 2014) The National Institute for Drug Abuse, or NIDA, has asked the Drug Enforcement Agency for more marijuana. NIDA has requested an increase from 21,000 grams to 650,000 grams, or roughly 1,433 pounds of ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Feb. 12, 2013) On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the village of Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut.
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May 28, 2015 Sleep is important for long lasting memories, particularly during this exam season. New research suggests that sleeping triggers the synapses in our brain to both strengthen ... read more
May 28, 2015 An innocent mistake made by a graduate student in a lab who accidentally used male mice instead of female mice during an experiment, has led scientists to a novel discovery that offers new insight ... read more
May 28, 2015 Some decisions arouse far more anxiety than others. Among the most anxiety-provoking are those that involve options with both positive and negative elements, such choosing to ... read more
May 28, 2015 If you're a musician, this sounds too good to be true: psychologists have been able to train some adults to develop the prized musical ability of absolute pitch, and the training's effects last for ... read more
May 27, 2015 When cells are normal and unstressed, the molecule keeps transcription moving so that genes are "expressed" and RNA is jotted down more quickly. When cells are stressed and ... read more
July 14, 2014 One researcher has focused how genetics influence responses to stimuli that can trigger anxiety, and he’s using zebrafish -- a tropical member of the minnow family named for the black stripes on ... read more
May 18, 2014 A vast majority of so-called “super-frequent user” patients who seek care in the Emergency Department (ED) have a substance abuse addiction, according to a study. A patient is considered a ... read more
Aug. 29, 2013 On an average day, 881,684 U.S. teenagers aged 12 to 17 smoked cigarettes, according to a new report. The report also says that on an average day 646,707 adolescents smoked marijuana and 457,672 ... read more
May 1, 2013 A new report shows that the number of emergency department visits involving adverse reactions to the sleep medication zolpidem rose nearly 220 percent from 6,111 visits in 2005 to 19,487 visits in ... read more