Archives for January, 2007 - Page 3

Seek Help if “SAD”

Many believe feeling down or gloomy during the winter months is just a part of life. In fact, a decline in sunlight has been linked to development of seasonal...
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Alzheimer’s Vaccine Studied

Vaccine administered by a transdermal patch appears to be effective for clearing brain-damaging plaques from a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Use of the skin patch appears to resolve...
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Vascular Source for Alzheimer’s

The old adage ‘what goes around comes around’ may describe new findings that suggest reduced blood flow to the brain precedes the decline in cognition characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease...
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Genetic Link for Anorexia

Despite lay comments to the press, there is no scientific evidence that families cause anorexia nervosa. In fact, researchers comment that claiming families “cause” eating disorders is like blaming...
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Acupressure for Agitation

Frequently, a difficult behavioral problem that may accompany advanced stage dementia is agitation, a condition that may endanger the individual, other patients and caregivers. Currently, agitation often requires a...
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Belief in People Presages Altruism

Scientists have learned that activation of a particular brain region predicts whether people tend to be selfish or altruistic. Using a technique called functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the...
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