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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July 1, 2015 The "placebo effect" is often described as events that occur when patients show improvement from treatments that contain no active ingredients. A new article proposes that placebo effects be more ... read more
July 1, 2015 Light switches for neurons have made enormous contributions to brain research by giving investigators access to “on switches” for brain cells. But, finding “off switches” has been much more ... read more
July 1, 2015 In the first randomized trial to look at statin effects on behavior, researchers report that aggressive behavior typically declined among men placed on statins (compared to placebo), but typically ... read more
July 1, 2015 Taking vitamin B12 supplements does not benefit neurological or cognitive function in older people with moderate deficiency of vitamin B12, research has shown for the first ... read more
July 1, 2015 Some of the first solid evidence that narcolepsy may be a so-called 'hit-and-run' autoimmune disease has been uncovered by an international team of researchers. Autoimmune diseases, such as multiple ... 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