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Poor Sleep in Anxiety, Depression May Make It Harder to See Positive

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that an area of the brain, the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex, may have to work harder to modify negative emotional responses in people with poor sleep who have depression or anxiety.

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Antidepressant Use in Early Pregnancy Does Not Increase Risk of Autism, ADHD in Kids, Study Finds

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A study reported April 18 in the journal of the American Medical Association led by Indiana University suggests that mothers’ use of antidepressants during early pregnancy does not increase the risk of their children developing autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conditions previously associated with these medications.

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APS 2017 Distinguished Lectureship Award Winners to Present Talks at Experimental Biology

The American Physiological Society (APS) has announced the recipients of its 2017 distinguished lecturer awards. APS is pleased to recognize these outstanding honorees, who will present their lectures at the APS annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 (April 22–26 in Chicago).

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Think Brain Games Make You Smarter? Think Again, FSU Researchers Say

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A new study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience finds the so-called brain games of the growing billion-dollar brain-training industry do little to improve or protect cognitive performance.

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Study Paints Somber Picture of U.S. Mental Health Status and Access to Care

More Americans than ever before suffer from serious psychological distress, and the country’s ability to meet the growing demand for mental health services is rapidly eroding.

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Henry Ford Cancer Institute Vice President Appointed to Michigan Veterans' Facility Authority Board of Directors

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has appointed Spencer C. Hoover, vice president and executive director of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, to serve on the prestigious nine-member Board of Directors of the Michigan Veterans' Facility Authority.

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Immunotherapy for Glioblastoma Well Tolerated; Survival Gains Observed

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A phase one study of 11 patients with glioblastoma who received injections of an investigational vaccine therapy and an approved chemotherapy showed the combination to be well tolerated while also resulting in unexpectedly significant survival increases, researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute report.

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Could New York Neighborhood Noise Be Good for Poor Residents?

Loud workplace noise has been found by many studies to cause harm, but a recent analysis links the sounds of all-night car horn blasts and shouting by bar revelers in New York City’s noisiest neighborhoods to unexplained improvements in body weight and blood pressure for the urban poor living there.







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