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Is Insomnia a Hybrid State?

Some research suggests that insomnia is a hybrid state, when the brain is neither fully asleep nor fully awake.

Now there’s new evidence for this claim. 661 more words


Imaging agent could reveal chronic traumatic encephalopathy in living brain 

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NY, USA) have demonstrated the use of an experimental PET tracer in the diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the living brain. 404 more words

Returning to the Donut....MMMMMMM....Donuts.

About a year ago, I posted the news of my impending, and what now seems to have become an annual, Petscan. Well, it’s time for another one.   522 more words

Many over-the-counter medications lnked to irreversible dementia

According to the findings of new research, long term use of over-the-counter medications could cause permanent dementia.

Pet scans have revealed that the brains of older adults who took some of these medications for years had actually shrunk. 67 more words


OCD and Chemical Imbalance

While the cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder is not actually known, many professionals and lay people often attribute the disorder to a chemical imbalance. SSRIs, which are medications that affect… 456 more words

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Hallmarks of Cancer

Adenocarcinoma under the microscope. Cells with a multiplicity of mutations leading to uncontrolled growth.

Cancer is the Result of Cellular Genetic Mutation

Every cell in our body (except red blood cells   forget them) is controlled by its own complicated blueprint in the form of DNA which forms genes, genes in chromosomes, 48 chromosomes to the cell. 2,122 more words