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Medical News Today: Could sleeping on one's side reduce risk of Alzheimer's?

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 02:00
New research suggests that sleeping on one’s side is better for removal of brain waste, an accumulation of which may contribute to the development of neurodegenerative diseases.

Medical News Today: Stress found to influence brain networks and reduce self-control

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 00:00
Researchers have investigated the influence that stress can have on self-control, examining the changes occurring in the brain that could contribute to this.

Medical News Today: Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): Facts and Side Effects

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:00
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment for a number of severe mental illnesses in which electric currents are passed through the brain to trigger a brief seizure.

Medical News Today: 'Start high and go low' dosing strategy advised for chronic insomnia

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:00
A study finds chronic insomnia patients may get better treatment response and lower incidence of side effects if they use smaller and fewer doses of sleep drugs plus placebos.

Medical News Today: Poor thinking skills linked to greater risk of heart attack, stroke

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:00
New research finds people with poor planning, problem-solving and reasoning skills - known as executive function - may be at higher risk of heart attack and stroke.