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Rheumatoid arthritis drugs lower risk of heart disease, study shows
December 8, 2022
Commonly used drugs that reduce joint inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis also reduce vascular inflammation and cardiovascular risk, finds a new study.
Reading the room: Humans struggle to identify aggression in dogs, other humans
December 8, 2022

Researchers showed participants videos of human, dog, and macaque pairs to determine how well humans assess social interactions.
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Cholesterol-lowering drugs linked to lower risk of bleeding stroke
December 8, 2022

People who take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may have a lower risk of having a type of stroke called an intracerebral hemorrhage, according to a new study. An intracerebral hemorrhage is caused by bleeding in the brain.
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Researchers reveal how trauma changes the brain
December 8, 2022

Researchers are learning more about how traumatic events may physically change our brains. Neurologists have revealed changes to a brain mechanism used for learning and survival may play a role in how someone responds to a threat following a traumatic experience. Another stu...
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Study identifies potential link between oral bacteria and brain abscesses
December 8, 2022

Researchers have examined the records of 87 patients admitted to hospital with brain abscesses, and found that the 52 patients for whom no cause had been found were about three times as likely to have oral bacteria present in their samples.
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Cholesterol-lowering drugs linked to lower risk of bleeding stroke
December 7, 2022
People who take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may have a lower risk of having a type of stroke called an intracerebral hemorrhage, according to a new study. An intracerebral hemorrhage is caused by bleeding in the brain.
Redesigning diabetes technology to detect low blood sugar in older adults with diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease
December 7, 2022

A human factors engineer and health services researcher is developing and testing user-friendly health information tools and technology designed to enhance accessibility and value to older adults with both diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, and their caregivers. Without numer...
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Parkinson's medication improved blood pressure in teens with Type 1 diabetes
December 6, 2022
Teens with Type 1 diabetes who took bromocriptine, a medication usually prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease, had lower blood pressure after one month of treatment compared to those who did not take the medicine. Participants taking the medication for one month also experienced significant improv...
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Fearlessness can be learned
December 6, 2022

The neurotransmitter serotonin plays a key role in both the onset and in the unlearning of fear and anxiety. A research team has been investigating the underlying mechanisms. The researchers showed that mice lacking a specific serotonin receptor unlearn fear much faster than...
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Immune system irregularities found in women with postpartum mood disorders
December 6, 2022

Women with prolonged mental health problems up to three years after childbirth may be suffering from irregular immune system responses, according to new research.
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