Archive for May, 2008

Golf for Health and Longevity

May 30th, 2008
golferA new Swedish study finds that golf can be a good investment for physical and mental health. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet discovered the death rate for golfers is 40 per cent lower than for other people of the same ...

Anxiety Is Risk Factor for Overweight Kids

May 30th, 2008
boyA new study suggests anxiety may influence children's metabolic health differently according to weight status. Researchers discovered metabolic syndrome, a condition considered a precursor for type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, and premature mortality appears to be influenced ...

Blood Test May Identify Risk for Depression

May 30th, 2008
Blood testAlthough major depression is a common condition affecting about 15 percent of the US population, the roots of the disorder have been difficult to ascertain. What is known is that there are clinical parallels between depressive symptoms and ...

Active Social Life Delays Memory Loss Amongst Seniors

May 29th, 2008
Smiling Senior ManAs we get older, one of the first things to go is our memory. But new research suggests that an active social life could slow the rate of memory decline. The researchers examined data from 1998 to ...

Variety of NSAIDS Help Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

May 29th, 2008
pillsA new study finds that different types of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin, appear to be equally effective in lowering the risk of Alzheimer's disease. The study is published in the online issue of ...

Cancer Survivors Have Many Unmet Needs

May 29th, 2008
woman and manMany long-term survivors of cancer are not receiving the necessary aid they require to help them live with the consequences of their disease, its treatment, or both. Currently, there are approximately 25 million people around the world ...

When Memories Go Awry

May 29th, 2008
memoriesThe experience of false memories following neurological trauma is a relatively common occurrence. Until now, the event known as confabulation has been unexplained. Now a new study conducted by Dr Martha Turner and colleagues at University College London, published ...

How the Brain Reconciles Fairness

May 29th, 2008
BrainThe concept of fairness has been debated since the dawn of civilization. In the biblical story in which two women bring a baby to King Solomon, both claiming to be the mother, he suggests dividing the child so ...

Clarification of Heart Assessment for Children with ADHD

May 28th, 2008
HeartThe American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association have released a new statement on management of children and adolescents with attention deficit disorder. The statement seeks to clarify the cardiovascular risks that may be associated with ...

Treatment Options for Cocaine Addiction

May 28th, 2008
cocaineA new study hopes to provide insight on how a number of medications may help restore the fragile balance of brain chemicals or neurotransmitters destroyed by cocaine abuse. Researchers from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston ...
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