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The Importance of Getting Quality Sleep: Total Wellness

9 The immediate effects of getting the proper amount of sleep are obvious. Someone who has gotten the proper amount of sleep is more likely to be alert and well-rested, whereas someone who hasn’t gotten good sleep is more likely to be groggy and irritable. However, the importance of getting quality sleep every night goes […]

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Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF2) Significantly Enhances Memory Retention and Prevents Forgetting in Rats

2 Scientists at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Neuroscience report that, in rats, the administration of insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II, also known as IGF2) significantly enhances memory retention and prevents forgetting. Inhibitory avoidance learning (shocking the rat when walked into a dark area of their cage) leads to an increase in […]

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