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Is red meat risk exaggerated? Do you know good stress from bad?

This week’s health briefs include chronic stress and what your body knows about it that your brain doesn’t, as well as new research suggesting studies of red meat’s impact on health may have gotten it wrong. Will red meat hurt you? A new study from Baylor College of Medicine and the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

ADHD symptoms are legion — a song stuck in your head isn’t one

Health By Brooke Kato Published Oct. 28, 2023, 1:34 p.m. ET Having a song stuck in your head — also called an “earworm” — could be more bothersome to people with a mental disorder, but isn’t necessarily a symptom of one. nicoletaionescu – stock.adobe.com We’ve all been there: A pesky pop song gets stuck on an endless, […]

Genes Guiding Mealtime Rhythms Revealed

Summary: Researchers utilized fruit flies to unravel the mystery of daily eating patterns in animals. They discovered that the quasimodo (qsm) gene aligns feeding with light and dark, while genes like clock (clk) and cycle (cyc) regulate eating/fasting cycles. Interestingly, nerve cells, not metabolic tissues, ensure these cycles match daily rhythms. These findings pave the […]

A new biomarker for cognitive abilities in adulthood?

A new study has unveiled a significant connection between the aging of our genes and our cognitive abilities. This discovery opens doors to a deeper understanding of how our genes may influence our brain health in adulthood. The findings have been published in Neurobiology of Stress. The human brain is an astonishingly complex organ, responsible […]

Scientists raise the alarm about vivid sexual hallucinations under anesthesia

Some patients can have vivid and detailed sexual hallucinations during anesthesia with sedative-hypnotic drugs like propofol, midazolam, diazepam and nitrous oxide. Some make suggestive or sexual comments or act out, such as grabbing or kissing medical professionals or touching themselves in a sexual way. Others awaken erroneously believing they were sexually assaulted. Why does this […]

Exercising just for 20-25 minutes can prevent death risk due to prolonged sitting

A sedentary lifestyle can increase one’s risk of death, but it may be countered by just 20 to 25 minutes of physical activity per day, according to a study published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Regardless of the amount of time spent sitting down each day, larger daily totals of physical activity […]

Peter Attia’s Anti-Aging Exercise Routine Includes These 4 Types of Moves

Stability — such as being able to hold a plank position — is one of four key pillars of fitness for healthy aging. Kobus Louw/Getty Images Picking the right type of workouts can help you live a longer, healthier life, a doctor says. Longevity expert Dr. Peter Attia said he does four types of workout […]

Scientists Warn of Extreme Bias in Brain Aging Research : ScienceAlert

The risk of Alzheimer’s disease and depression differs significantly between male and female bodies, and yet the vast majority of research on the human brain does not reflect that. Instead, male anatomy is too often considered ‘the norm’ against which all other human brains are measured. A new review, led by the neurobiologist Claudia Barth […]

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