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Severe COVID-19 linked to molecular signatures of brain aging – Neuroscience News

Summary: Gene usage in the brains of those who suffered severe COVID-19 infections was similar to that seen in the aging brain. Researchers say COVID-19 is associated with molecular signatures of brain aging. Source: BIDMC Although COVID-19 is primarily a respiratory disease, neurological symptoms have been described in many patients with COVID-19, including recovered individuals. …

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Group exercise improves physical and mental health in older adults – Neuroscience News

Summary: Older adults who participated in group exercise programs showed improvements in sleep quality, muscle strength and flexibility, balance and coordination. They also reported improvements in self-confidence. Source: University of Missouri Stephen Ball has dedicated his career to improving the health of older Missourians through exercise. In 2005, he started the University of Missouri’s “Stay …

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Use of hearing aids and cochlear implants linked to reduced risk of developing dementia – Neuroscience News

Summary: In people with hearing loss, the use of hearing aids or cochlear implants was associated with a 19% long-term reduction in cognitive decline and a 3% improvement in cognitive test scores. Source: Alzheimer’s research in the UK Researchers have published findings that suggest the use of hearing aids and cochlear implants may reduce the …

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RSV may be stabilizing, but flu cases are still skyrocketing.  Here's the latest news on respiratory viruses hitting hospitals.

RSV may be stabilizing, but flu cases are still skyrocketing. Here’s the latest news on respiratory viruses hitting hospitals.

After an unusually early spike in respiratory viruses, RSV may have peaked or stabilized in parts of the United States, while cases of influenza and COVID-19 rise. (Getty Images) An unusually early respiratory virus season continues to hit the United States, with a trio of RSV, influenza and COVID-19 cases overwhelming hospitals. “This year’s flu …

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Keto is 'unnecessary' - why 'demonizing carbs is old news'

Keto is ‘unnecessary’ – why ‘demonizing carbs is old news’

Losing weight doesn’t have to be a miserable experience where you completely cut out carbs in order to achieve ketosis – a state in which the body burns fat instead of carbs as its primary fuel source. Personal trainer and fitness expert Matt Hodges exclusively told Express.co.uk why carbs aren’t the enemy. Many of us …

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Palm e-Tattoo can tell when you’re stressed – Neuroscience News

Summary: A newly developed “e-tattoo” monitors electrodermal activity, revealing when a person is experiencing high levels of stress. The “tattoo” attaches to the user’s palm and connects to a smartwatch. Source: UT Austin Our palms tell us a lot about our emotional state, tending to get wet when people are excited or nervous. This reaction …

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New drug, promising breakthrough for incurable neurodegenerative myelin diseases – Neuroscience News

Summary: Riluzole, an FDA-approved drug to treat ALS, may, in part, correct the molecular cause of some leukodystrophies. Source: Montreal university There is new hope for the future treatment of certain leukodystrophies, neurodegenerative diseases in young children that progressively affect their quality of life, often leading to death before adulthood. The development stems from the …

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Autism-linked gene discovered to shape nerve connections – Neuroscience News

Summary: The autism-linked Gabrb3 gene appears to shape the formation of normal and atypical neural connections in the brain. Source: Cornell University A gene linked to autism spectrum disorders plays a critical role in early brain development and may shape the formation of normal and atypical nerve connections in the brain, according to a new …

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