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Omega-3 fatty acids boost neurological health after stroke in mice

Omega-3 fatty acids boost neurological health after stroke in mice


Battlefield acupuncture effective in both groups and individually


Study reveals how lungs protect against damage from cigarette smoke


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Nicholas Bartolomeo, who served three tours with the Marines in Iraq and now works at VA's Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research in Gainesville, Fla., demonstrates a driving simulator used in research at the center.

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Here's Why You Shouldn't Take a Sleeping Pill Every Night
(Time, Oct. 9, 2018)

Here's Why You Shouldn't Take a Sleeping Pill Every Night

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This Time Health news feature covers recent research on the pros and cons of prescription and over-the-counter medications to combat insomnia. The article cites two VA-led studies,  both focused on older adults: one out of Ann Arbor, Michigan; the other out of Buffalo, New York.

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