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  • For Climate, Cut Meat and Dairy or Tax It, British Report Urges
    by BBC News - UK News on January 26, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Source: BBC News - UK NewsPeople should cut the amount of beef, lamb, and dairy products they eat by a fifth to combat climate change, a British report says. It calls for public bodies to lead the way by offering plant-based options with all meals. But it says if people don’t cut consumption willingly, taxes on meat and dairy might be […]

  • Puberty Blockers Can Be Life-Saving for Transgender Teens
    by CNN - Health on January 26, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Source: CNN - HealthWhen transgender youths have access to a puberty blocker, their chances of suicide and mental health problems in the immediate term and down the road decline significantly, a new study finds. […]

  • For Auschwitz Survivor, Telling Her Story Is Reason to Live
    by Yahoo News - Business on January 26, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Source: Yahoo News - BusinessBronia Brandman pulls up a sleeve on her jacket and shows the blue tattoo inked on her forearm that is a muted witness to her pain under the Nazis at Auschwitz. Seventy-five years after the liberation of Auschwitz, telling her story is the driving force of Brandman’s life. The 89-year-old said being among the […]

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  • Can lithium halt progression of Alzheimer's disease?
    on January 25, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    In a new study, a team of researchers has shown that, when given in a formulation that facilitates passage to the brain, lithium in doses up to 400 times lower than what is currently being prescribed for mood disorders is capable of both halting signs of advanced Alzheimer's pathology and of recovering lost cognitive abilities. […]

  • High air pollution exposure in 1-year-olds linked to structural brain changes at age 12
    on January 24, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12. […]

  • Early life adversity and opioid addiction
    on January 24, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    Individuals with a history of early life adversity (ELA) are disproportionately prone to opioid addiction. A new study reveals why. The study examines how early adversities interact with factors such as increased access to opioids to directly influence brain development and function, causing a higher potential for opioid addiction. […]