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An article in The Washington Post reports that despite campaigns to reduce deaths due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), nearly 2,300 infants still die every year from SIDS. SIDS is thought to be caused by an underdeveloped arousal system coupled with a lack of oxygen. While normal infants respond to...
Bloomberg News reports that “brain activity related to deep sleep in volunteers dropped by 30 percent around the full moon,” following a new study that found that “the body has an internal clock that’s similar to the lunar cycle.” Researchers examined the circadian rhythms of 33 volunteers and...
An article in The New York Times reports the United States Preventive Services Task Force “has recommended that Americans ages 15 to 65 be voluntarily screened for H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS, and that many of those found infected receive antiviral drugs even before symptoms develop.” The CDC has...