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People with narcolepsy may be more creative because of how they sleep

Narcolepsy seems to be associated with creativityagsandrew/Getty By Jessica Hamzelou Living at the border between wakefulness and a dream world may do wonders for your creativity. People with narcolepsy are excessively sleepy during the day and can often drift off. Isabelle Arnulf, who treats narcolepsy at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, noticed that her patients seemed… Read More »

Setting Goals to be More Active Slows Memory Decline in Older African Americans

Older African Americans with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who got help setting goals to be more socially, physically, or cognitively active had slower memory decline than those who did not receive such help, concludes an NIA-funded study published Sept. 10 in JAMA Neurology. The results point to a possible way to reduce dementia risk in… Read More »

Viewpoints: More Babies Will Be Harmed Than Saved From The Ban On Fetal Tissue Research; Patients Need Strong Incentives To Consider Health Care Prices

Editorial pages focus on these health topics and others. Los Angeles Times: Trump’s Fetal Tissue Research Ban Will Hurt Many More Babies Than It ‘Saves’ The Trump administration this week made good on its threats to clamp down on the use of tissue derived from aborted fetuses in federally funded medical research, cancelling a $… Read More »