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Removing 'zombie cells' deters Alzheimer's in mice

/ Sep 20, 2018

Removing 'zombie cells' deters Alzheimer's in mice

Eliminating dead but toxic cells occurring naturally in the brains of mice that are designed to mimic Alzheimer's slows neuron damage and memory loss associated with the disease, according to a study published Wednesday that could open a new front in the fight against ...

South Korea bans coffee in schools

Aug 31, 2018

South Korea bans coffee in schools

Students and teachers in South Korea will need to find new ways of staying alert through the long school day, after the government said Friday it will ban coffee sales in schools. Selling highly caffeinated drinks to students in schools has already been banned since ...

NBA players' union hires doctor to oversee mental health issues

/ Jun 1, 2018

NBA players' union hires doctor to oversee mental health issues

The National Basketball Players Association has hired its first director of mental health and wellness. Dr. William D. Parham will oversee the union's new program designed to help members with mental health issues. The program will be headquartered in Los Angeles. NBPA executive director Michele Roberts ...

Happiness makes hit songs: study

May 17, 2018

Happiness makes hit songs: study

Hit songs today are "happier," more danceable and more likely to be sung by women than songs that fail to make it to the charts, a study into 30 years of musical evolution revealed Wednesday. But also it noted a somber trend: while people clearly ...

/ May 17, 2018

Study links body clock to mood disorders

Messing with the natural rhythm of one's internal clock may boost the risk of developing mood problems ranging from garden-variety loneliness to severe depression and bipolar disorder, researchers said Wednesday. The largest study of its kind, involving more than 91,000 people, also linked interference with ...