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A clue as to why it’s so hard to wake up on a cold winter’s morning

Winter may be behind us, but do you remember the challenge of waking up on those cold, dark days? Temperature affects the behavior of nearly all living creatures, but there is still much to learn about the link between sensory neurons and neurons controlling the sleep-wake cycle. Northwestern University neurobiologists have uncovered a clue to… Read More »

Headaches After Exercise? It’s Linked to Your Intensity, New Research Suggests – runnersworld.com

According to a new study, high-intensity exercise can increase the levels of a compound called calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)—which is associated with headache and migraine pain. If you’re prone to headaches and migraines, it may be your best bet to dial back the intensity of your runs, since low-to-moderate exercise doesn’t seem to be as… Read More »

Coronavirus Is Spreading, but W.H.O. Says It’s Not a Global Emergency

The World Health Organization on Thursday decided not to declare the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak a global emergency, despite the spread of the dangerous respiratory infection from China to at least five other countries. Although the disease has reached beyond China, the number of cases in other countries is still relatively small, and the disease does… Read More »

Humans co-evolved with immune-related diseases — and it’s still happening

Some of the same mutations allowing humans to fend off deadly infections also make us more prone to certain inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as Crohn’s disease. In a Review published November 27 in the journal Trends in Immunology, researchers describe how ancestral origins impact the likelihood that people of African or Eurasian descent might… Read More »

CDC says it’s made a breakthrough in finding possible cause of deadly vaping illness

U.S. health officials finally have a potential breakthrough in the vaping illness outbreak that’s killed at least 39 people, narrowing in on vitamin E acetate as a “potential toxin of concern,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday. The compound used in supplements, cosmetics and some vaping products was detected in all 29… Read More »