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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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Lucy Alana Gnazzo kisses her son, Vincent, as he leans over her hospital bed. (Photo: Penn State)

Stroke Awareness Month

Strokes on the Rise Among Young People “I’m used to hearing that people in their 60s have strokes.” That’s why Lucy Alana Gnazzo was surprised to learn that she – at age 26 – had suffered a massive stroke. Gnazzo had a cerebellar stroke, caused by a blocked blood vessel in the
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Blueberries help lower the risk of heart disease and cancer, now researchers think they may help prevent Altzheimer's disease as well. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Super Fruit

Blueberries Could Help Fight Altzheimer’s The blueberry, already labeled a “super fruit” for its power to potentially lower the risk of heart disease and cancer, could also be another weapon in the war against Alzheimer’s disease. New research presented Monday further bolsters
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