Coping with lockdown loneliness during the holidays

Pandemic lockdowns will increase Americans’ risk of loneliness and depression this holiday season, an expert warns. “People are grieving for similar reasons: loss of family members, jobs, relationships, friendships and physical touch. Everyone is suffering,” said Dr. Asim Shah. He’s professor and executive vice chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Baylor College of Medicine […]

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Early, late stages of degenerative diseases are distinct, study shows

Rice University biochemists Michael Stern and James McNew have studied how neurodegeneration kills cells. They’ve conducted countless experiments over more than a decade, and they’ve summarized all they’ve learned in a simple diagram they hope may change how doctors perceive and treat degenerative diseases as varied as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and muscle atrophy. In a study […]

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