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Binge drinking in adolescence is linked to changes in the cerebellum in young adulthood

Binge drinking in adolescence is associated with changes in the volume of the cerebellum in young adulthood, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital shows. Earlier studies have shown that excessive, long-term alcohol consumption causes damage to the cerebellum in adults, but there is very little data on the […]

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Study shows stronger brain activity after writing on paper than on tablet or smartphone

A study of Japanese university students and recent graduates has revealed that writing on physical paper can lead to more brain activity when remembering the information an hour later. Researchers say that the complex, spatial and tactile information associated with writing by hand on physical paper is likely what leads to improved memory. “Actually, paper […]

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Become A Toy Expert By Reading This Article

Searching for great toys is similar to looking for a needle in a haystack. Will your kid like the toy? Is it age-appropriate and safe? Is the toy sturdy enough, or will it break within a couple of minutes? Use the guidelines here and you shouldn’t be as stressed when it comes to shopping for […]

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New thesis on antireflux surgery in relation to supra-esophageal cancer development

Manar Yanes from the research group Upper GI Surgery, the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, will defend his thesis “Antireflux surgery in the prevention of supra-esophageal cancer and mortality” on March 26, 2021. Main Supervisor is Jesper Lagergren. What’s the main focus of your thesis? The focus of the present thesis is on antireflux […]

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Health declining in Gen X and Gen Y, national study shows

Recent generations show a worrying decline in health compared to their parents and grandparents when they were the same age, a new national study reveals. Researchers found that, compared to previous generations, members of Generation X and Generation Y showed poorer physical health, higher levels of unhealthy behaviors such as alcohol use and smoking, and […]

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Difficulty learning nonsense words may indicate a child’s high risk of dyslexia

Researchers at Aalto University and the Niilo Mäki Institute have used neuroimaging to pinpoint where the brain activates—or doesn’t activate—among children identified as having a high risk of dyslexia. Magnetoencephalography (MEG) has rarely been used to study the reading disorder in children. The brain study was carried out at Aalto University by measuring brain activity […]

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Endocrine disruptors threatens semen quality

A growing number of studies show that the environmental factors and lifestyle habits of pregnant women play an important role in the health of their child. But how about the semen quality of young men? Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, showed two years ago that only 38% of Swiss men had semne […]

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Disability highest for schizophrenia and personality disorders

Schizophrenia and personality disorders are the most disabling mental health conditions to live with, according to scientists from The University of Queensland. A Danish-Australian research team studied a cohort of 6.9 million Danish residents in the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register to understand the burden of disability associated with 18 mental and substance use disorders. […]