sleep deprivation

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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Chronic sleep deprivation can cause weight gain or depression. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bed Time

Why Some Adapt to Time Changes Easier Whether you barely noticed the time change or are still feeling the effects of the end of Daylight Saving Time, you probably have your genes to blame. Dr. Sheila Asghar, a pediatric neurologist at Penn State Children’s Hospital who is trained
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In humans, women outlive men, according to a former Georgetown University lecturer. But they also appear to have poorer health through adult life. (Photo: iStock)

Battle of the Sexes

Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men? Women live longer than men. This simple statement holds a tantalizing riddle that Steven Austad and Kathleen Fischer of the University of Alabama at Birmingham explore in a perspective piece published in Cell Metabolism on June 14. “Humans are
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