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Trigger region found for absence epileptic seizures

Scientists have discovered a neurological origin for absence seizures—a type of seizure characterized by very short periods of lost consciousness in which people appear to stare blankly at nothing. Using a mouse model of childhood epilepsy, a team led by Kazuhiro Yamakawa at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) in Japan showed that absence […]

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Late preterm steroid therapy found to be cost-effective

(HealthDay)—In women at high risk for late preterm delivery, antenatal treatment with betamethasone is a cost-effective strategy, according to a study published online March 11 in JAMA Pediatrics. Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, M.D., from the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, and colleagues used data from the Antenatal Late Preterm Steroids trial to compare the […]

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Evidence found of neurogenesis in people up to age 87

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Spain has found evidence of neurogenesis in the brains of people right up to old age. In their paper published in the journal Nature Medicine, the group describes their study of the brains of recently deceased people and what they found. Over the past several years, […]

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Scientists told about the benefits of frequent sauna use

Researchers found that the risk of death from cardiovascular disease in people over the age of 50 years reduced with regular sauna. A press release published on the portal of BMC Medicine. The authors of the study analyzed the relationship between the frequency of the sauna and development of diseases of the circulatory system on […]

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Scientists have found than a low-carb diet better than others

Most people within one or two years regain the weight lost during the diet. This occurs partly due to the adaptation of the body slows down metabolism and less calories burned. A thorough study of the Boston children’s hospital (Boston Childrens Hospital) and the University of Framingham (Framingham State University) found that reducing carbohydrate intake […]