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Looking up From a Lockdown

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However, pregnant women might want to refrain from the brew. Another study has found that caffeine consumed during pregnancy can change important brain pathways in the developing child, perhaps leading to behavioral problems later in life, such as attention difficulties or hyperactivity.

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Roughly half of mental disorders begin before the age of 14.

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New data out of Denmark suggests people ages 70 and older are having fewer strokes and fewer people of all ages are dying from strokes. The findings report the incidence rate of stroke in people ages 49 and younger was steady, though some studies indicate it's rising.

The researchers attributed the improvement to better treatment of stroke factors, such as high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation and declining smoking rates, as well as to improvements in stroke care.

 

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30: percent of persons with COVID-19 in small study (177 people) who said they experienced lingering symptoms up to nine months after diagnosis.

Source: University of Washington

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