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Cannabis medicine offers hope on epilepsy

A drug derived from cannabis offers new hope to people with untreatable forms of epilepsy, according to the results of a new study. The cannabidiol compound reduced convulsive seizures by almost 40% in teenagers and children with Dravet syndrome — one of the most difficult types of epilepsy to treat. …

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Walking linked to improved brain function | Reuters

A moderate-intensity walking regimen may reduce symptoms of mild cognitive impairment that are linked to poor blood vessel health in the brain, a small study suggests. Participants with vascular cognitive impairment, sometimes called vascular dementia, who walked three hours per week for six months had improved reaction times and other …

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Walking linked to improved brain function | Reuters

A moderate-intensity walking regimen may reduce symptoms of mild cognitive impairment that are linked to poor blood vessel health in the brain, a small study suggests. Participants with vascular cognitive impairment, sometimes called vascular dementia, who walked three hours per week for six months had improved reaction times and other …

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Cambridge appoints first Professor of Play

The professorship was funded by the LEGO FoundationAlan Chia Professor Paul Ramchandani has been appointed the world’s first LEGO Professor of Play by the University of Cambridge. The professorship is based at the Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL), which was set up in 2015 …

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