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Common drugs given to hyperactive children like Ritalin could treat Alzheimer's disease, research suggests

ADHD drugs could treat ALZHEIMER’S: Scientists say there’s ‘good evidence’

ADHD drugs could treat ALZHEIMER’S symptoms: Pills like Ritalin kickstart part of brain that influences memory, learning and attention, study finds Significant improvements in 60-85-year-olds with dementia given ADHD drugs Drugs kickstart brain region which influences things like learning and memory Brit team looked at 19 studies dating back 40 years involving 2,000 patients By …

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Vitamin D supplements sent a UK man to the hospital for a week

Vitamin D supplements sent a UK man to the hospital for a week

After a visit with a private nutritionist, the man began taking more than 20 over-the-counter supplements every day, including 50,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D three times a day. That’s a dose hundreds of times higher than standard nutritional recommendations. Within a month, the man began suffering from nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea and repeated …

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Wisconsin's 1st monkeypox case identified, state health officials say

Wisconsin’s 1st monkeypox case identified, state health officials say

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) identified on Thursday, June 30 the first confirmed case of orthopoxvirus, presumed to be monkeypox, in a resident of Dane County. A news release says the patient is currently isolating and the risk remains low for the general public. As of June 30, there have …

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NASA Astronauts on the Space Station Suffer Horrific Amount of Bone Loss, Study Finds

NASA Astronauts on the Space Station Suffer Horrific Amount of Bone Loss, Study Finds

Space missions are set to take off in the coming decades. Not only is NASA planning to return to the moon with the Artemis missions, but the agency and a host of private space companies like SpaceX have their sights set on colonizing Mars. As we enter the dawn of a new space age, however, …

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Abortion, women's rights grow as priorities: AP-NORC poll

Abortion, women’s rights grow as priorities: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds a growing percentage of Americans calling out abortion or women’s rights as priorities for the government in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. wadeespecially among Democrats and those who support abortion access. With midterm elections looming, President Joe Biden and Democrats will seek …

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Researchers discovered why anxiety medication can lead to brain issues later in a person's life, and hope they have opened the door for a new class of medication that does not put users at risk of suffering from cognitive decline (file photo)

Anti-anxiety drugs can interfere with a person’s neurons and increase risk of cognitive decline

Anti-anxiety drugs can interfere with a person’s neurons and increase their risk of cognitive decline later in life, study finds Researchers have discovered the reason why anti-anxiety medications put users at risk of dementia down the line The medications can cause damage to the brain’s microglial cells – which in turn damage connects between parts …

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