How does missed sleep affect your appetite?

(HealthDay)—If you need yet another health reason to get enough sleep, here’s one that may wake you up: Science shows that a loss of sleep can make you eat more. And that doesn’t mean healthful salads and green veggies. Studies have shown that total sleep deprivation can trigger a reward system in the brain in response to food stimuli. But […]

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Researchers turn to Yelp reviews to learn how patients with addiction rate their treatment

As the opioid crisis has worsened, addiction treatment programs have proliferated—but there’s no standardized way to rate those programs, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania note in a new study. So they turned to Yelp. The popular online review site is best-known for its restaurant ratings. But it’s also become a clearinghouse for people to rate just about anything—including addiction […]

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How Celeb Babies Celebrated Their 1st Thanksgivings: Psalm, Birdie and More

There’s a first time for everything! From Kim Kardashian’s son Psalm to Jessica Simpson’s daughter Birdie, these celebrity babies celebrated their first Thanksgivings on Thursday, November 28. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 39, posted a picture of her husband, Kanye West, and their 6-month-old during the holiday, writing, “So Thankful for my babies.” In the sweet father-son shot, the […]

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How an AI solution can design new tuberculosis drug regimens

With a shortage of new tuberculosis drugs in the pipeline, a software tool from the University of Michigan can predict how current drugs—including unlikely candidates—can be combined in new ways to create more effective treatments. “This could replace our traditional trial-and-error system for drug development that is comparatively slow and expensive,” said Sriram Chandrasekaran, U-M assistant professor of biomedical engineering, […]

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Study provides insights into how fibrosis progresses in the human lung

A Yale-led collaborative study boosts scientific understanding of how the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) progresses, providing a roadmap for researchers to discover new treatment targets for the disease. The study, led by Naftali Kaminski, M.D., the Boehringer-Ingelheim Endowed Professor of Internal Medicine and chief of the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Yale School of […]

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How maternal Zika virus infection results in newborn microcephaly

A new study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine revealed how in utero Zika virus infection can lead to microcephaly in newborns. The team discovered that the Zika virus protein NS4A disrupts brain growth by hijacking a pathway that regulates the generation of new neurons. The findings point at the possibility of developing therapeutic strategies to prevent microcephaly […]

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Neuroscientists have gained new insight into how the brain predicts missing visual information

Neuroscientists at the University of Glasgow have gained new insight into how the brain predicts missing visual information when perceiving the outside world. The researchers, from the University’s Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, discovered that our brains “sketch out” portions of scenes that are not visible—much like how an artist sketches out a scene before filling the remaining details. The […]

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