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Brain function of night owls and larks differ, study suggests

The brain function of very late risers and “morning larks” during the hours of the working day is different, according to a study. Researchers scanned the brains of night owls with a bedtime of 02:30 and a wake time of 10:15, along with early risers. The tests – performed between 08:00 and 20:00 – found […]


How Do Signs of Dementia and Age-Related Memory Decline Differ?

Maybe it recently took you a surprising amount of time to remember the name of your beloved sixth grade teacher. Perhaps you’ve noticed an aging relative is forgetting to go to appointments they’d normally attend. There are various reasons why you might wonder if memory issues are normal or signaling something more serious. “It is […]


Bacterial Vs. Viral Infections: How Do They Differ?

What's the difference between a bacterial infection and a viral infection? Answer From James M. Steckelberg, M.D. As you might think, bacterial infections are caused by bacteria, and viral infections are caused by viruses. Perhaps the most important distinction between bacteria and viruses is that antibiotic drugs usually kill bacteria, but they aren't effective against […]