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Large Hippocampus, Better Memory? Not Necessarily
Having a larger hippocampus doesn’t always reliably predict learning and memory abilities in older adults, research finds. It’s normal for the hippocampus—a curved, seahorse-shaped structure embedded deep in the brain—to shrink as we age, but it’s mu
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Sepsis Accounts For 1 In 5 Deaths Worldwide
Twice as many people as previously believed are dying of sepsis worldwide, according to a new study. A disproportionately high number of the deaths are children in poor areas. The study reveals 48.9 million global cases of sepsis in 2017 and 11 milli
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Official Drug Death Stats Are Off By Half
Deaths classified as drug-related for 15- to 64-year-olds hit 9% in 2016, up from about 4% about two decades prior, but new research suggests the true number is actually more than double that. “It’s obvious that the drug epidemic is a major American