Archive for June, 2008

Unhealthy Meal May Trigger Memory Decline

June 26th, 2008
sconeAn intriguing new area of research links adults with type 2 diabetes, unhealthy high-fat meals and memory decline. According to background information in the new study, there is growing evidence linking diabetes to cognitive complications in humans. Adults ...

Emerging Theory on Chronic Fatigue

June 25th, 2008
virusA new study suggests a low-level viral infection of the central nervous system (CNS) may play a role in the debilitating disorder known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a condition affecting one to four million Americans ...

How Domestic Abuse Affects Child Custody

June 25th, 2008
fightingIt seems that not a week goes by without a high-profile celebrity case of infidelity or domestic abuse. Unfortunately the drama often revolves around the most innocent -- the children. Obviously custody disputes are not limited to the ...

New Insights on Ritalin

June 25th, 2008
brainDespite the use of Ritalin, Adderall and other stimulant drugs for behavioral disorders marked by hyperactivity, impulsivity and the inability to concentrate -- scientists have struggled to explain how the drugs work. The stimulants, used for nearly a ...

Anti-Inflammatory for Alzheimer’s

June 25th, 2008
pillsA new study suggests an anti-inflammatory drug may prove effective in reducing the nerve cell damage that hallmarks Alzheimer’s disease. Brain destruction in Alzheimer's is caused by the build-up of a protein called amyloid beta in the brain, which ...

Ancient Practice Aids Sleep

June 24th, 2008
tai chiNew UCLA research suggests practicing tai chi chih, the Westernized version of a 2,000-year-old Chinese martial art, promotes sleep quality in older adults with moderate sleep complaints. The finding is germane as more than half of all older ...

Anxiety Can Undermine Health

June 24th, 2008
womanAnxiety is often an internal safeguard, warning us to be careful and to not rush into things. However, when anxiety persists, it can undermine our physical health. Evidence suggests that people with anxiety disorders are at ...

Exam of Older Adults Predict Quality of Life

June 24th, 2008
stethescopeFor most, living longer is not as important as maintaining a high quality of life. New research suggests a routine examination of an older adult’s neurological system is a good predictor of future brain health and quality of ...

Automated MRI Best for Alzheimer’s

June 24th, 2008
mriA new radiological study finds an automated system can help physicians more accurately diagnose Alzheimer's disease at an earlier stage. In Alzheimer's disease, nerve cell death and tissue loss cause all areas of the brain, especially the hippocampus region, ...

Perception of Being Fat Harm Teens

June 23rd, 2008
mirrorA new German study discovers the quality of life of adolescents who think they are too fat is worse than for adolescents who really are obese. The findings are the result of a study of almost 7000 boys ...
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