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Lack Of Sleep, Genes Can Get Sleepwalkers Up And About

Sleepwalking is common among children, and for many, it persists into adulthood. Though it's still not well understood, scientists have identified several factors that can trigger episodes of sleepwalking.
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Sleepless Nights May Put The Aging Brain At Risk Of Dementia

Researchers have found an association between sleep problems among older adults and dementia later in life. If diagnosed early, treatments like controlling stimuli before bed can help and possibly reduce the risk of cognitive decline.
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Pediatricians Decide Boys Are Better Off Circumcised Than Not

A doctors group has revised its recommendation after concluding that circumcision helps protect the health of baby boys. Circumcised males are far less likely to get infected with a long list of sexually transmitted diseases, they say. But critics of the procedure are still not convinced.
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High Fiving In Truckee, Calif.

The High Fives Foundation is dedicated to helping injured athletes get back on their boards, skis and wheels.
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Failure Of Lilly Drug Is Latest Alzheimer's Setback

It's the latest setback in a field marked by failure. Earlier this month, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson said they were dropping development of a similar experimental drug after big clinical studies showed it wasn't working.
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David Eagleman Gets Inside Our Heads

In his book Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain neuroscientist David Eagleman says "most of what we do and think and feel is not under our conscious control." Eagleman discusses the book, and his latest research on the possible link between time perception and schizophrenia.

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