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Health and Wellness Headlines for August 7

Why so fly? Scientists discover some fruit flies learn better than others

Story from Top Health News — ScienceDaily. Originally posted on August 7, 2019, 11:13 am.

Fruit flies could one day provide new avenues to discover additional genes that contribute to a person’s ability to learn and remember. Scie… Read the full story on Top Health News — ScienceDaily.


Direct detection of circulating tumor cells in blood samples

Story from Top Health News — ScienceDaily. Originally posted on August 7, 2019, 10:29 am.

Tumor cells circulating in blood are markers for the early detection and prognosis of cancer. However, detection of these cells is challengi… Read the full story on Top Health News — ScienceDaily.


Optimistic people sleep better, longer, study finds

Story from Top Health News — ScienceDaily. Originally posted on August 7, 2019, 10:29 am.

People who are the most optimistic tend to sleep better and longer, suggests a new study. The study included 3,500 young and middle-aged adu… Read the full story on Top Health News — ScienceDaily.


Fear of predators causes PTSD-like changes in brains of wild animals

Story from Top Health News — ScienceDaily. Originally posted on August 7, 2019, 10:29 am.

A new study demonstrates that the fear predators inspire can leave long-lasting traces in the neural circuitry of wild animals and induce en… Read the full story on Top Health News — ScienceDaily.


Medical mistrust impacts African American men’s preventive health, but racism also matters

Story from Top Health News — ScienceDaily. Originally posted on August 7, 2019, 9:56 am.

Mistrust of health care providers, fueled by painful experiences with racism, makes African American men more likely to delay routine screen… Read the full story on Top Health News — ScienceDaily.


Air pollution cuts are saving lives in New York state

Story from Top Health News — ScienceDaily. Originally posted on August 7, 2019, 9:56 am.

Lower air pollution levels saved an estimated 5,660 lives in New York State in 2012, compared to 2002 levels, according to a new study…. Read the full story on Top Health News — ScienceDaily.

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