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Research reveals new insights into how brain functions

For most native English-speakers, learning the Mandarin Chinese language from scratch is no easy task. Learning it in a class that essentially compresses a one-semester college course into a single month of intensive instruction—and agreeing to have your brain scanned before and after—might seem even more daunting. But the 24 Americans who did just that […]

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Mother, 31, reveals rare condition made her dread breastfeeding

Mother’s rare condition made her dread breastfeeding as she reveals it felt like she was ‘killing the family dog’ whenever she released milk Deena Todd was left in tears every time she had to breastfeed her baby, Isla She even had feelings of regret as doctors suspected post-natal depression Ms Todd then read about dysphoric milk […]

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Study reveals genes associated with heavy drinking and alcoholism

A large genomic study of nearly 275,000 people led by Penn Medicine researchers revealed new insights into genetic drivers of heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder (AUD), the uncontrollable pattern of alcohol use commonly referred to as alcoholism. In the largest-ever genome-wide association study (GWAS) of both traits in the same population, a team of […]

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Study reveals how fasting can improve overall health and protect against aging-associated diseases

In a University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers found evidence that fasting affects circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle, causing them to rewire their metabolism, which can ultimately lead to improved health and protection against aging-associated diseases. The study was published recently in Cell Reports. The circadian clock operates within the body and […]