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Poor sleep linked to dementia and early death, study finds

Poor sleep linked to dementia and early death, study finds

Older adults who have significant difficulty falling asleep and who experience frequent night awakenings are at high risk for developing dementia or dying early from any cause, a new study finds. “These results contribute to existing knowledge that sleep plays a very important role, each and every night, for reducing our longer term risk for…MORE

Sickle cell scientist fights for a cure for herself and others

Sickle cell scientist fights for a cure for herself and others

Lakiea Bailey has tried to hide the pain and breathlessness she feels from her disease for most of her life. As a child, she missed weeks out of every school year because of sickle cell — a painful, genetic disease that’s believed to impact 100,000 Americans. Patients’ red blood cells are “sickle” shaped and can…MORE

Delta variant will likely become dominant Covid-19 strain in US, CDC chief says

Delta variant will likely become dominant Covid-19 strain in US, CDC chief says

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is expected to become the dominant strain in this country, and it’s further reason why people need to ramp up the vaccination pace, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Friday. The Delta variant, also known as B.1.617.2, is more transmissible than others, she said…MORE

If ‘cave syndrome’ is keeping you from going in public, here’s how to combat it

If ‘cave syndrome’ is keeping you from going in public, here’s how to combat it

After over a year of staying at home and following strict safety guidelines, many people are understandably reluctant to step out their front door and re-enter society. For some, they’re downright terrified. Psychiatrist Dr. Arthur Bregma calls this fear “cave syndrome,” a non-medical term he’s coined. At his practice in Coral Gables, Florida, he found…MORE

CNN analysis: Where vaccination is up, Covid-19 cases are down

CNN analysis: Where vaccination is up, Covid-19 cases are down

As newly reported Covid-19 cases in the United States drop to some of the lowest levels of the pandemic, the link between vaccinations and transmission is getting clearer, exposing pockets of at-risk populations, but also a safer path forward. A CNN analysis found that states that have fully vaccinated more than half of their residents…MORE

Afghan dog rescue group dismayed by CDC import ban

Afghan dog rescue group dismayed by CDC import ban

Pen Farthing was on a flight from Kabul, Afghanistan, to Houston when the news broke: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was going to stop missions like his for at least the next year. Farthing was bringing two dogs rescued by US troops in Afghanistan to their new homes in the United States.…MORE

Breathe better to live better: Why breathing is your superpower

Breathe better to live better: Why breathing is your superpower

Breath is a powerful force — without it, there is no life. But what you might not realize is that the quality of your breathing directly impacts the quality of your life. Breathing plays a vital role in how you think, feel, rest and recover, and it even impacts your posture and movement. In this…MORE

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