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Smokers’ Brains Perk Up at Positive Cigarette Images: Study

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WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cigarettes might “trick” smokers’ brains to respond more strongly to positive images of smoking than to negative images, a small, new study suggests. Researchers used brain scans to assess the emotional responses of 30 smokers as they looked at images of smoking-related consequences, …

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Insomniacs’ Brains May Work Differently

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By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The brains of insomniacs buzz with more activity during the day, preliminary new research suggests, offering possible insight into why people with sleep problems complain that their minds won’t shut down at night. The findings, based on a small …

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Even a Little Activity Keeps Aging Brains From Shrinking, Study Shows

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Take a walk, weed your garden, go for a swim or dance — it could keep your brain from shrinking as you age, a new study suggests. Being physically active may keep your brain four years younger than the …

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Review: Brawn Over Brains

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Review: Brawn Over Brains

“You might’ve thought the camera would be the best feature. Right now, it’s not.” Big, gorgeous screen with 120Hz refresh rate Zoom lens frames up nice shots Battery life that breezes through a day Top notch internals with 5G for every major carrier Expensive Inconsistent, sometimes glitchy photo and video …

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Pesticides damage the brains of baby bees, new research finds

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Pesticides, along with the climate crises and declining habitat, have been blamed for their declining numbers. And in a new study published Tuesday, scientists examined exactly how bumblebees are affected by pesticides by scanning bumble bee brains and testing their learning abilities. They found that baby bees can feel the …

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Losing a Spouse Could Speed Brain’s Decline

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Losing a spouse can be a heartbreaker, and new research suggests it’s also tough on the brain. The study found that when a husband or wife dies, the surviving mate’s mental acuity could start to decline. In fact, people …

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NHL Veterans Pledge Their Brains to Research

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THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Several former National Hockey League players have joined the growing number of pro athletes who have pledged their brains to research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) — a devastating brain disease that has been linked to repetitive head trauma. The Concussion Legacy Foundation …

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Neuroscientists discover ‘engine of consciousness’ hiding in monkeys’ brains

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A team of researchers has found an “engine of consciousness” in the brain — a region where, in monkeys at least, even a little jump start will make them wake up from anesthesia. Consciousness is a mystery. We don’t know for certain why creatures are sometimes awake and sometimes asleep, …

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Women’s Brains May Be More ‘Age-Resistant’ Than Men’s

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By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Boys will be boys” goes the old saying, but girls might have the last laugh. It turns out that female brains tend to age more slowly, researchers report. On average, women’s brains appear to be about three years younger …

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