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The study found sleep deprivation interfers with the ability of neurons to encode information and translate visual input into conscious thought. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Spacing Out?

Lack of Sleep Causes Mental Lapses: Study Ever sleep poorly and then walk out of the house without your keys? Or space out while driving to work and nearly hit a stalled car? A new study led by a UCLA professor is the first to reveal how sleep deprivation disrupts brain cells’
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Women account for two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases and two-thirds of all caregivers. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Sixth Leading Killer

Rate of Alzheimer’s Deaths Is on the Rise The rate of death from Alzheimer’s disease in the United States increased by more than 50 percent in the past 15 years, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In part, it is because Americans are living
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