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Studies reveal mutations that boost blood stem cell growth and increase leukemia and heart disease risk

As people grow older, certain genetic mutations in hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs)—which give rise to blood and immune cells—can eventually cause cancer or predispose people to cardiovascular disease. Now, two teams of scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have each discovered a […]

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Surprising study that suggests you should take antidepressants

Surprising study that suggests you should take antidepressants… even if you are NOT depressed Soaring demand means depressed people face a three-month NHS waiting list Seven million depressed Britons are already being treated by anitdepressants  People who suffer a stroke are at greater risk of developing a depressive illness  It is an idea as concerning as […]

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Study finds that sleep restriction amplifies anger

Feeling angry these days? New research suggests that a good night of sleep may be just what you need. This program of research comprised an analysis of diaries and lab experiments. The researchers analyzed daily diary entries from 202 college students, who tracked their sleep, daily stressors, and anger over one month. Preliminary results show […]