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Survey estimates caregiving costs for family members

Survey estimates caregiving costs for family members

Study explores connection between sexuality and cognitive status in older adults

Study explores connection between sexuality and cognitive status in older adults

Regular bedtime and wake time important for heart, metabolic health even among adults

Regular bedtime and wake time important for heart, metabolic health even among adults

Study: Neural signal that urges to eat overpowers the one that says to stop

Study: Neural signal that urges to eat overpowers the one that says to stop

Brain region for stress control is enlarged in people with depression, finds study

Brain region for stress control is enlarged in people with depression, finds study

Cannabinoid drugs reduce perceived unpleasantness of painful stimuli and increase tolerance

Cannabinoid drugs reduce perceived unpleasantness of painful stimuli and increase tolerance

More doctor visits can lower risk of suicide attempts in fibromyalgia patients

More doctor visits can lower risk of suicide attempts in fibromyalgia patients

Arthritis common in individuals with varying degrees of depression, finds study

Arthritis common in individuals with varying degrees of depression, finds study

Novel clinical trial to examine cannabis as potential treatment for essential tremor

Novel clinical trial to examine cannabis as potential treatment for essential tremor

Computer avatars play role in diagnosis of dementia

Computer avatars play role in diagnosis of dementia

Breakthrough shows immune cells may play a role in schizophrenia

Breakthrough shows immune cells may play a role in schizophrenia

Childhood adversity associated with impaired social cognition in adults with major psychiatric disorders

Childhood adversity associated with impaired social cognition in adults with major psychiatric disorders

Cocaine-addicted rats show long-lasting increases in number of orexin neurons

Cocaine-addicted rats show long-lasting increases in number of orexin neurons

Inhaled form of high blood pressure drug has potential to treat anxiety, pain

Inhaled form of high blood pressure drug has potential to treat anxiety, pain

Study provides evidence to prevent memory decline in older blacks with mild cognitive impairment

Study provides evidence to prevent memory decline in older blacks with mild cognitive impairment

Transcranial direct current stimulation may help aphasia patients recover use of language

Transcranial direct current stimulation may help aphasia patients recover use of language

College years are time of increased risk of stressful events, finds new study

College years are time of increased risk of stressful events, finds new study

Autism biomarker may aid early diagnoses

Autism biomarker may aid early diagnoses

Metabolic signatures in blood may help in earlier diagnosis of autism, shows research

Metabolic signatures in blood may help in earlier diagnosis of autism, shows research

Investigators identify group of blood metabolites that could help detect autism

Investigators identify group of blood metabolites that could help detect autism