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Health And Happiness Really Are Related
2012-11-14 11:17:39

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from George Mason University, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, the University of Chicago, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School recently revealed a new study indicating that health could impact happiness. In particular, the findings showed that disruption of the body´s daily functions was related to decreases in happiness. Previous studies have observed how happiness had...

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2012-08-21 16:41:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research suggests that obesity and its associated risk factors lead to a more rapid mental decline in persons over 50, according to a report in the journal Neurology. Although the exact relationship is unknown, a survey of over 6,400 adults found that the obese participants´ who were 56 at the start of testing were calculated to have brains that aged 3.8 years more than those who maintained a healthy weight. The most...

2012-08-15 01:11:59

Researchers discover compounds in green tea and chocolate may help reduce neurological complications linked to HIV Current drug therapy for patients with HIV is unable to control the complete replication of the virus in the brain. The drugs therefore do not have any effect against the complications associated with neurocognitive impairment in patients with HIV. New research by Joseph Steiner and colleagues from Johns Hopkins University has discovered that a group of plant polyphenols...

2012-04-25 11:43:34

BBSRC-funded researchers at Cambridge University have shed new light on a common food poisoning bug. Using real-time video microscopy, coupled with mathematical modeling, they have changed our assumptions about Salmonella and how it infects human cells. The research was published in Interface. Salmonella is an important bacterium to study as it causes a range of diseases in humans and animals. It is capable of growing and reproducing inside macrophages - a type of white blood cell that...

2012-04-06 11:10:13

Cognitive and psychiatric impairments are common among long-term survivors of acute lung injury (ALI), and these impairments can be assessed using a telephone-based test battery, according to a new study. "Neuropsychological impairment is increasingly being recognized as an important outcome among survivors of critical illness, but neuropsychological function in long-term ALI survivors has not been assessed in a multi-center trial, and evidence on the etiology of these impairments in ALI...

2012-03-01 02:07:56

A study recently published by the University of Kentucky's Scott Livingston shows that physiological problems stemming from a concussion may continue to present in the patient even after standard symptoms subside. Currently, concussions are diagnosed and monitored through a patient's self-reported symptoms (including headache, confusion or disorientation, poor concentration, and memory loss) and through computerized neuropsychological testing programs, which measure cognitive abilities...

2012-02-16 14:16:10

Simple tests such as walking speed and hand grip strength may help doctors determine how likely it is a middle-aged person will develop dementia or stroke. That's according to new research that was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans April 21 to April 28, 2012. "These are basic office tests which can provide insight into risk of dementia and stroke and can be easily performed by a neurologist or general...

2012-02-13 15:01:00

A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society reveals that brief cognitive screenings combined with offering further evaluation increased new diagnoses of cognitive impairment in older veterans two to three fold. Led by J. Riley McCarten, MD, of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System and the University of Minnesota, researchers assessed the effect of screening on diagnosing cognitive impairment in patients who were seen in VA primary care clinics and had no...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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