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Depression May Be Detectable By A Blood Test
2014-04-30 07:21:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Typically, diagnosing depression involves discussions about symptoms with a doctor or a therapist. It isn't an exact science, because until now, there wasn't an empirical test for most mental illnesses. A new study from the Medical University of Vienna (MedUni Vienna) might just change that. The study findings, published in PLOS ONE, demonstrate that in principle it might be possible to use a blood test to detect depression. The...

2014-04-27 23:02:19

"Quit Marijuana - The Complete Guide" written by Sebastian Grant is a new book that teaches people how to stop smoking marijuana. The review on the site Vkool.com indicates if the book is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 27, 2014 "Quit Marijuana - The Complete Guide" is a new book that consists of simple and easy ways to stop smoking weed. This book is penned by Sebastian Grant who is a former marijuana addict. After Sebastian Grant launched this book, many...

Brain Wave Study May Yield Improvements In Visual Perception
2014-04-25 13:45:12

[ Watch the Video: Are Alpha Waves The Future Of Brain Monitoring? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Have you ever mistakenly driven through a red light or been unable to see a familiar face in a crowded room? By using a unique method to test brain waves, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and City College of New York have detailed new information on how the mind processes sensory stimuli that may or may not be perceived, according to...

2014-04-24 23:16:08

New Interactive library of resources launches from world-renowned experts in Neuroscience and Education focuses on brain training research to combat ADHD and Autism. New Haven, CT (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Cognitive Brain Training Research represents a newly-formed interactive library of resources from world-renowned experts in the field of Neuroscience and Education, focusing on brain training research. The site is unique in that it offers free access to this cognitive research for any and...

2014-04-22 23:15:04

Cognistat and the Sports Concussion Institute are pleased to announce the formation of Cognistat Sport Joint Venture, Inc., whose mission is to develop science-based software tools for the evaluation of concussion and associated injuries. Both companies are committed to providing new best-in-class tools for clinicians to triage, evaluate and manage concussion in athletes. Los Angeles and Montreal (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 The Sports Concussion Institute (SCI) is a leading US provider of...

2014-04-18 14:02:54

Two Simon Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors’ perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders. This discovery opens up the possibility that environmental and/or genetic factors may hinder or suppress a specific brain activity that the researchers have identified as helping us prevent distraction. The Journal of Neuroscience has just published a paper about the discovery by John McDonald, an associate professor...

Marijuana Use On A Casual Basis Still Linked To Brain Abnormalities
2014-04-16 11:17:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With the movement to legalize marijuana appearing to gain momentum across the US, new attention is being given to the negative effects the drug has on the brain. According to a new study published on Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, even causal use of marijuana can have a significant impact of the shape, volume and density of certain brain regions. The study team also found that the more marijuana a person smoked – the more...

2014-04-14 23:11:08

Everyday activities can improve brain fitness. Ace Medical Group doctor provides spring brain exercises. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 "Everyone needs to realize how we are giving up brain activity by giving up everyday tasks," says Dr. Grewal, an Internal medicine physician and author of the book 'Dementia Express: Lose Your Memory in 100 Ways,' a rare satirical on brain health. There are easy and routine ways of exercising one's brain. Here are some ways a...

2014-04-10 14:55:33

Rainbowfish raised in the wild braver than those bred in captivity, study shows The boldest black-lined rainbowfish are those that are born in the wild. Also more fearless are those that analyze information both sides of their brains. This is the conclusion of Australian researchers Culum Brown and Anne-Laurence Bibost from Macquarie University, in a study published in Springer’s journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. The preference to analyze and react to information with...

2014-04-10 12:37:56

Study also suggests potential treatment New research has found that a child's relationships may be a hidden casualty long after a head injury. Neuroscientists at Brigham Young University studied a group of children three years after each had suffered a traumatic brain injury – most commonly from car accidents. The researchers found that lingering injury in a specific region of the brain predicted the health of the children's social lives. "The thing that's hardest about brain...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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