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Cigarette smoking hits all-time low in the US – but rates are still high in poor communities

Cigarette smoking hits all-time low in the US – but rates have barely budged in poor, non-white communities 14 percent of Americans consumed a tobacco product in 2017, CDC data show  But poor, non-white areas have seen little change, a Stanford study shows The biggest divides are seen in Washington, DC, Atlanta, Miami, and Fort… Read More »

Middle Aged Stress Associated With Smaller Brain Size And Poor Memory

Research has found that middle-aged individuals in their forties and fifties with elevated cortisol levels, a hormone associated with stress, perform worse on cognitive and memory tasks compared to individuals of the same age who have average levels of cortisol. Elevated blood cortisol levels were also linked to smaller brain volumes. One factor that’s getting… Read More »