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Are you a daydream driver? Most likely, study finds

The researchers are unable to confirm whether mind wandering is hazardous, but they note that lack of driver awareness is a key risk factor...

Could a weekly injection get rid of harmful belly fat?

White fat, or white adipose tissue, is a form of body fat that stores calories and accumulates as an energy reserve. It also provides insulation and...

Respiratory depression: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Anything that depresses the central nervous system (the brain) can cause respiratory depression since the brain controls a person's respiratory drive. In minor cases, symptoms may be...

Why do couples split up? And why do they stay together?

Researchers from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, in collaboration with scientists from the University of Toronto in Canada, set out to...

Insufficient sleep raises type 2 diabetes risk in children

In the United States, 1 in 3 people are estimated to develop type 2 diabetes at one point in their lifetime. The disease affects men and women of all...

Could outdoor light exposure at night heighten breast cancer risk?

From an analysis of almost 110,000 women, researchers found that those who resided in areas with high levels of outdoor light at nighttime were...

Low-calorie diet may slow aging by ‘rejuvenating biological clock’

The findings may explain why mice age at a slower pace when put on a low-calorie diet, say the researchers. They suggest that calorie...

Depression may alter brain’s white matter structure

Depression has been shown to alter the structure of the brain's white matter, which contains the circuitry that allows brain cells to communicate with...

Is hearing voices a cause for concern? That depends, study suggests

A new study led by Drs. Filippo Varese, Warren Mansell, and Sara Tai - all of the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom...

How to stop breast-feeding: Nine tips for weaning

Weaning takes time, particularly when a baby has been breast-fed for an extended period. The following strategies can help both a mother and her baby...

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