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Category Archives: Brain
I learned how to write from my Great-Grandfather (of blessed memory)- and have, on occasion, forgotten what that skill provides. New research demonstrates its ability to help us learn- and keep our brains fresh- at any age. Continue reading
As we age, we tend to manifest depression differently. This becomes even more important, because if we were fun-loving and outgoing when younger, our families and friends tend to miss the onset of depression. Continue reading
We know that exercise provides both physical and emotional improvement. We can reduce our girth and aggression; but it can help treat and improve the lives of breast cancer survivors, Parkinson’s Disease sufferers, dialysis patients, and those with autoimmune diseases. Continue reading
Whether in a shop, on the train (or subway), or on the street, overheard cell phone conversations seem to grate upon us. It turns out that these “halfalogues” are, indeed, much more distracting that overhearing the entire conversation. Continue reading
Over the past 15 years of so, Gerard Karsenty has been investigating the interactions between osteocalcin (bone metabolism regulator) and energy metabolism (specifically related to diabetes-affected mice). The mechanism is clear (for mice), but operates on a longer-time basis than the normal insulin-glucose-energy metabolism cycles. Continue reading
A truly scientific study was performed to determine if there are physiological effects from undergoing a massage. The results indicated that hormonal levels were changed, as well as immune responses. Continue reading
In addition to a new spinal test analysis, there may be a blood test to detect Alzheimer’s before the plaques begin to decay brain function. And, a diabetes drug may preclude or delay the formation of these plaques. Both studies are found in the Archives of Neurology. Continue reading
Streptococcus forms biofilms from sucrose and produces lactic acid from other sugars; this combination is a driving force for tooth decay and gum disease. Gum disease (as well as tooth brushing) afford these microbes an opportunity to invade the blood stream, where they serve as “nucleation sites” for blood platelet agglomerations. These clumps cause heart attacks and circulatory diseases. Continue reading
A small study (23 subjects) found that cannabis may reduce pain for those whose neural systems have been damaged from traffic accidents or surgical problems. While there were more adverse reactions with increasing concentration, pain reduction was greater. This contrasts with a previous study that alluded to better results with moderate doses, with pain resurgent as the dose increased. Continue reading