January 18, 2012
Sleep Might Help Deepen Traumatic Memories
Your emotional response
to a disturbing image or traumatic event is weaker if you remain
awake afterward, while sleep reinforces unpleasant emotional
memories, according to new research.
Gossiping Might Be Good for You
Many people regard gossip
as idle chatter that can harm people's reputations, but it may have
some benefits, such as reducing stress, discouraging bad behavior
and preventing exploitation.
U.S. Wants to Buttress Alzheimer's Arsenal by
With the Alzheimer's
epidemic predicted to reach crisis proportions as the U.S.
population ages, a panel of experts is meeting for two days to
draft a plan to combat a disease that is fast emerging as one of
the nation's biggest -- and costliest -- health threats.
Melanoma Drug's Link to Other Skin Cancers
The recently approved
drug vemurafenib (Zelboraf) has been hailed as a breakthrough in
the treatment of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. But
roughly one-quarter of patients who take the medication develop a
troublesome side effect: secondary skin cancers called squamous
Some Women Can Go Longer Between Bone Checks:
New research suggests
that older women who've had a normal result on a bone density scan
-- a test that helps measure the strength of their bones -- may be
able to wait as long as 15 years before getting another scan.