Rare Respiratory Virus, Paralysis Spreads Among US Kids, Doctors Concerned

Doctors in US are concerned about an unusual respiratory virus that has sickened more than 400 children across the United States, and the emergence of sudden paralysis in some Colorado youths. The nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 -- which can cause wheezing and coughing -- coincided with the hospitalization of nine children due to limb weakness in Colorado since early August, and officials are investigating if there is any link between the two. The ...
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More Than (Dollar) 300 Million to Boost Obama’s BRAIN Initiative

An announcement of more than (Dollar) 300 million in funds on Tuesday has come to boost President Barack Obama's initiative to study the brain and improve treatment of conditions like Alzheimer's and autism. When Obama first established the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) program last year, it had (Dollar) 100 million in initial money for research. The latest cash injection is coming from the National Institutes of Health, which ...
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Early School Timings Adversely Affect Mood in Teens

Teenagers suffer from erratic body clock issues because of early school timings, which affects their mood, says a new study. Scientists have claimed that changing when the school day begins can perk up a teen's mood, benefit their health and enhance their ability to learn. With the beginning of puberty, a teenager's body clock is shifted to 11:00 p.m. as sleep time. When schools starts early and are coupled with a teen's biological clock, ...
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Check Your Exposure to Air Pollution to Control Asthma

Asthma patients may think there's not a lot they can do to control their asthma besides properly taking medications and avoiding allergic triggers. According to a new article in the iAnnals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology/i, the scientific publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), asthma sufferers can learn lessons about managing their asthma by examining their lifestyle. The woman described in the Annals article improved ...
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Negative Thoughts can be Kept at Bay Via Expressive Suppression

Emotion- expressive suppression is not only able to reduce negative emotion effectively, but also dampens the negative emotion faster, claims a new study. The study provides an important perspective for the solution of a long-lasting issue of public concern: how to reduce the impact of negative emotion efficiently, especially in urgent and demanding situations where one needs to dampen socially inappropriate emotion such as rage and impulse very quickly. Authors ...
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Eating Apples may Help Prevent Obesity Disorders: Study

Nondigestible compounds in apples may help prevent disorders associated with obesity, examines a new study. The study conducted at Washington State University showed Granny Smith apples surpass Braeburn, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, McIntosh and Red Delicious in the amount of nondigestible compounds they contain. Food scientist Giuliana Noratto, said that they know that, in general, apples were a good source of these nondigestible compounds but there ...
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Brain Changes Involved in Alcohol-Related Sleep Disturbances Identified

Novel insight into changes that happen in the brain as a result of chronic alcohol exposure that can lead to disruptions in the sleep cycle are provided in a review article published online in iBehavioral Brain Research/i. Clinical assessments and research indicate that individuals with alcohol use disorders frequently suffer from severely disrupted sleep. This can occur when people are actively drinking, when they are going through withdrawal or when they ...
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