The Times Chris Smyth Health Editor As always Gerry Gajadharsingh writes a comment at the end of each newsletter/blog article to give his clinical perspective. Daily exercise, diet and puzzles can markedly improve the brainpower of older people at risk of dementia; the first gold-standard trial has showed. Older people who ate healthily and went [...]
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The Times Rosemary Bennett and Kaya Burgess As always Gerry Gajadharsingh writes a comment at the end of each newsletter/blog article to give his clinical perspective. The scale of the crisis that is engulfing children’s mental health is revealed today with official data showing that a record number of youngsters are being admitted to hospital [...]
Treating Mild Hypertension With Drugs May Be Misdirected Veronica Hackethal, MD Treating mild hypertension with drugs has unclear benefit and adds exorbitant sums to national healthcare expenditures, experts write in an article published online September 14 in BMJ. Thresholds for management need to be reexamined, and priorities should shift to lifestyle change, according to Stephen A. Martin, MD, [...]
Tuned Body by Dr. Dwight Lundell – from: PreventDisease We physicians with all our experience, know how and authority often acquire a rather large selfishness that tends to make it hard to accept we are wrong. So, here it is. I openly admit to being mistaken. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having done more [...]
The Independent Thursday 18th October 2012 Jeremy Laurance It is the single biggest cause of disability in the Western world but many sufferers say the stigma attached to it is worse than the illness itself, according to researchers. While celebrity sufferers who speak about their depression are hailed as heroes, ordinary citizens are shunned, taunted and [...]
Megan Brooks - Medscape A new study provides the first evidence in humans that probiotics in the diet can modulate brain activity. In a proof-of-concept study using functional MRI (fMRI), researchers found that women who regularly consumed probiotic-containing yogurt showed altered activity of brain regions that control central processing of emotion and sensation. The study was [...]
Phrenic-Nerve Stimulation Implant Diminishes Central Apnea Episodes in Pilot Study Steve Stiles Medscape ORLANDO, FL — An implantable device that controls breathing muscles during sleep by electrical phrenic-nerve stimulation significantly cut the prevalence of sleep-apnea episodes, primarily by lowering the rate of central sleep apneas (CSA), in patients with mixed central and obstructive forms of [...]