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Statins Double Risk of Dementia, Are Linked to COVID Deaths

1 hour ago   |   Mercola

The use of statin cholesterol-lowering medications has been on the rise for decades 1 and they are among the most widely used drugs in the world. In the U.S., close to 50% of...
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How Eggs Have Become a Disaster

1 hour ago   |   Mercola

Omega-3 fats are essential polyunsaturated fatty acids. Your body uses these fats for a variety of functions, such as blood clotting, brain and eye health, digestion and muscle...
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Dr. J. Allan Hobson, Who Studied the Dreaming Brain, Dies at 88

6 hours ago   |   NY Times

He disputed the Freudian view that dreams held encrypted codes of meaning, believing instead that they resulted from random firings of neurons in the brain.
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A Child's Loss

6 hours ago   |   New England Journal of Medicine

The 11-year-old girl knew that her mother had cancer, but it fell to me to tell her that the cancer had spread to her mother's brain. The girl asked whether her mother would...
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Iodine Status of Canadian Children, Adolescents and Women of Childbearing Age

6 hours ago   |   Nutrition

AbstractBackgroundAdequate iodine intake is important for children and women of childbearing age because iodine is vital for fetal brain development and early...
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More than just walking: A new role for core brain region

1 day ago   |   ScienceDaily

For decades, a key brain area has been thought to merely regulate locomotion. Now, a research group has shown that the region is involved in much more than walking, as it...
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Long-Term Outcomes Better Than Expected for Many With Severe TBI

1 day ago   |   Medscape

Long-term outcomes for many patients with severe brain injury are better than expected, in new findings that caution against making early decisions to withdraw life-sustaining...
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Mount Sinai researchers use cerebral organoids to study frontotemporal dementia

2 days ago   |   News Medical

Frontotemporal dementias are a group of fatal and debilitating brain disorders for which there are no cures.
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'Becoming a mum has made having cancer a lot worse. I don't want to die'

'Becoming a mum has made having cancer a lot worse. I don't want to die'

3 days ago   |   Wales online

Young mum Charley Fulton is facing her second battle with an aggressive brain tumour but this time she has a young daughter she loves so much
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Researchers investigate brain responses to aesthetically appealing natural landscapes

3 days ago   |   News Medical

How does a view of nature gain its gloss of beauty? We know that the sight of beautiful landscapes engages the brain's reward systems.
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2 COVID patients dead after power outage at Jordan hospital

The country's health minister says two coronavirus patients have died at a hospital in the Jordanian capital of Amman after a short circuit knocked out power at the facility's... Read more ...

Stay Inside in demand for The Everest but has to earn his place

Stay Inside will be in new colours as he returns at Randwick's barrier trials on Tuesday. Read more ...

‘The de-extinction club': Could we resurrect mammoths, Tassie tigers and...

New technology means we may soon be able to turn back the clock on extinction. In the final part of our series exploring the science behind science fiction, we meet the... Read more ...

IOC makes mid-Olympics change to mask rules on the podium

Athletes can now take their masks off for 30 seconds while on the podium to pose for photographs, according to an AOC statement. Read more ...

The Tokyo event where the pandemic is momentarily washed away

The surfers are in for another surprise in this most turbulent Olympic Games. Read more ...

Smith's cold, lonely swim to Australia's first medal

Brendon Smith celebrated his 21st birthday while the Australian team was in training camp in Queensland and has now come of age in his sport's toughest race. Read more ...

Vikings, Bon Jovi and family cuddles: The simple pleasures of Michelle Rowland

Michelle Rowland's almost spent her first pay packet on a Bon Jovi album. These days she's trying to curb an online shopping obsession. Read more ...

Victorian construction bosses push to fast-track worker vaccination

Victorian construction bosses are in talks with the federal and state government to inoculate 40,000 workers by Christmas, as the halt on construction in NSW enters its second... Read more ...

Two women have died in NSW, including one in her 30s, as the state records...

Of these locally acquired cases, 87 are linked to a known case or cluster - 71 are household contacts and 16 are close contacts - and the source of infection for 54 cases is... Read more ...

Likely Bledisloe schedule a one-two punch for Rennie and Wallabies

Back-to-back tests in New Zealand are set to make it all the more difficult for Rennie's men to wrest back the trophy - but in the Covid-19 era, you take what you can get. Read more ...