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Aging
Abnormal blood pressure in middle age and later life increases dementia risk
Published Aug 22, 2019
Those with high blood pressure in middle and later life were 49% more likely to develop dementia than those with normal blood pressure at both times
Neuroscience
Deep brain stimulation boosts dopamine
Published Aug 21, 2019
Treatment eases Parkinson's symptoms such as tremors and muscle rigidity
Heart health
Heart simulations that don't miss a beat
Published Aug 19, 2019
In proof-of-concept study of 10 patients with atrial fibrillation, personalized computer models accurately predict where to destroy diseased heart tissue
Health
Baby's first bacteria
Published Aug 19, 2019
Microbes passed down from mothers during birth may be a signifier of future health, researchers find
Center for American Indian Health expands to Upper Midwest
Published Aug 15, 2019
With launch of Great Lakes hub in Minnesota, center now reaches more than 125 tribal communities in 20 states
Alzheimer's disease
Stressors linked to cognitive decline in women
Published Aug 6, 2019
'We can't get rid of stressors, but we might adjust the way we respond to stress,' Hopkins neuropsychologist Cynthia Munro says
Mental health
Psychiatrist: Ketamine isn't an opioid and treats depression in a unique way
Published Aug 2, 2019
In scientific journal letter, Hopkins psychiatrist Adam Kaplin disputes a study claiming ketamine is an opioid
Climate change
A deadly fungus is spreading from person to person. Is climate change to blame?
Published July 25, 2019
Higher global temperatures may have caused a disease-causing fungus to adapt to the higher core temperatures of mammals—including humans
Reproductive health
Preterm births among U.S. Latinas increased after 2016 election
Published July 22, 2019
In the nine months following the election, 3.5% more preterm births occurred among Latinas than expected, suggesting link between election and maternal stress
3 receive Human Frontier Science Program grants
Published July 22, 2019
Prestigious international awards support research into the complex mechanisms of living organisms
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