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Why does insomnia worsen distress of unpleasant memories?

On April 29, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

For people with insomnia, sleep does not reduce the shame of an embarrassing experience. For them, the distress does not fade; in fact, it can get worse with recall. Why does insomnia make it hard to move past distressing experiences? This was one of the findings of a new study…

Study reveals how general anesthetics affect the brain

On April 24, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

New research reveals for the first time that diverse drugs that induce general anesthesia activate a brain circuit that brings on sleep. General anesthetics activate the same brain circuit as sleep, new research reveals. The scientists at Duke University in Durham, NC who carried out the study, suggest that the…

Study debunks 3 common sleep myths

On April 17, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

New research dispels some common sleep myths that prevent people from getting adequate rest and that may lead to health problems in the long run. Debunking common sleep myths is key for our overall health, suggests new research. Over a third of adults in the United States do not get…

What causes asthma complications?

On April 13, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs and respiratory system. It causes inflammation of the airways, which can make it hard to breathe. Asthma can present at any age. Symptoms can sometimes appear in infancy, while other people do not develop the condition until adulthood. The potential triggers of…

What can cause morning back pain?

On April 13, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Waking up with lower back pain can often indicate a problem with a person’s sleeping posture, mattress, or pillows. However, morning back pain can sometimes be a symptom of a medical condition. Waking up with lower back pain can make for a slow start to a person’s day. Determining the…

This is how sleep loss alters emotional perception

On April 12, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

What does sleep deprivation do to the way in which we perceive various emotional stimuli? A researcher from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has written a thesis aiming to answer this question. Sleep deprivation makes us more likely to have negative emotional perceptions. Ever felt grumpy after a sleepless night?…

How to stay healthy with a weak immune system

On April 11, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Most of the time, the immune system protects the body from infection. However, some people have a weak immune system that may make them prone to frequent infections. White blood cells, antibodies, and other components, including organs and lymph nodes, make up the body’s immune system. Many disorders can weaken…

Ritalin vs. Adderall: What's the difference?

On April 10, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Ritalin and Adderall can help treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Doctors also sometimes prescribe these medications to people with narcolepsy. Ritalin and Adderall are the brand names for two different types of stimulant medication. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), stimulants work by increasing the…

How to stop getting sick

On March 31, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Chronic stress or sleep deprivation are factors that can often cause people to keep getting sick. Although simple lifestyle changes are sometimes enough to improve these issues, this is not always the case. Frequently getting sick can be disruptive as well as uncomfortable. It may also lead to more serious…

Why do I wake up hungry?

On March 28, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By , , With No Comments

If a person wakes up hungry during the night, they may not have eaten enough during the day or changed their routine to get more exercise. Alternately, a person may not be getting enough sleep, or they may have night eating syndrome. Feelings of hunger are, in part, governed by…