Archive for April, 2008

Everyday Work Stress Impedes Sleep

April 18th, 2008
SleepA new study finds that common hassles at work are more damaging to a restorative sleep than long hours, night shifts or job insecurity. The University of Michigan study analyzed two nationally representative surveys of approximately ...

Veterans Fail to Seek Care for PTSD

April 18th, 2008
SoldierResearchers have determined that nearly 20 percent of military service members who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan report symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder or major depression, yet only slight more than half have sought treatment. The new ...

Sleep Disturbance Strains Menopause

April 17th, 2008
womanAlthough the physiological changes associated with a change in life and the debate over the risk and benefit of estrogen dominate the headlines, a new study finds that sleep disruption is the most common and severe symptom reported ...

High Cholesterol in Midlife Ups Risk of Alzheimer’s

April 17th, 2008
Elderly manA new research study confirms that the time to commit to a healthy lifestyle is now, rather than later. Although the cardiovascular and cancer prevention benefits of diet and exercise have been widely promoted, new findings suggest ...

Gender Difference for Fading Memory

April 17th, 2008
ManA new research finding shows men are more likely than women to have mild cognitive impairment, the transition stage before dementia. Mild cognitive impairment is described as an impairment of memory or other thinking skills beyond what is ...

Risks and Benefits of New Parkinson Drugs

April 16th, 2008
levodopaWhile authorities have heralded the benefits of a new class of medicines for Parkinson disease, patients should be forewarned that an increase in side effects has also been noted. Compared to older drugs for Parkinson disease, the new class ...

Vitamin E May Extend Life in Alzheimer’s Patients

April 16th, 2008
Vitamin EAccording to a new research report, people with Alzheimer's disease who take vitamin E appear to live longer than those who don't take vitamin E. For the study, researchers followed 847 people with Alzheimer's disease for an average ...

Aerobic Exercise Improves Mental Fitness

April 16th, 2008
menA review of several studies on improving the health of individuals over the age of 55 concludes that aerobic exercise does more than just benefit the cardiovascular system. Researchers discovered the exercise format improves how fast you can ...

Journaling May Help Caregivers

April 15th, 2008
journalThe burden and stress of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease may often appear overwhelming. A University of Iowa researcher is conducting an Internet-based study to see if writing about their thoughts and feelings can ...

Natural Antioxidant Slows Parkinson’s

April 15th, 2008
naturalantioxidantslowparkinsons.jpgA natural antioxidant may slow the progression of Parkinson's disease in men, say researchers from the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MGH-MIND) and Harvard School of Public Health. Scientists examined data from an earlier study and found recently diagnosed ...