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Are You A Lazy Slacker? You May Have Been Born That Way
2012-05-02 14:00:13

Image Credit: Photos.com New brain research suggests lazy people could be naturally born that way. Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the study was performed by a team of scientists from Vanderbilt University who found evidence which suggests a person´s willingness to work hard and make money are tied to specific chemicals in 3 areas of the brain. The scientists also say these new studies could improve the treatment and research of Attention-Deficit Disorder, Depression...

2012-04-30 13:08:17

Discovery has implications for neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have determined how specific circuitry in the brain controls not only body movement but also motivation and learning, providing new insight into neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease–and psychiatric disorders such as addiction and depression. Previously, researchers in the laboratory of Gladstone Investigator Anatol Kreitzer, PhD, discovered how an...

What Comes Up Must Go Down: Teens On Ecstasy And Speed
2012-04-19 12:29:07

After studying speed and ecstasy use in teenagers for 5 years, University of Montreal researchers have found that the drugs can actually cause depression. The study followed thousands of Canadian teenagers who used speed (meth/amphetamine) or ecstasy (MDMA) at ages 15 and 16. The results show these teens experienced severe depressive symptoms a year later. “Our findings are consistent with other human and animal studies that suggest long-term negative influences of synthetic drug...

Study Analyzes Risk Of Death With Drug Use
2012-04-18 07:02:01

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A recent study at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Canada found that those who are addicted to opioids have a higher risk of death than those who are addicted to alcohol and other drugs. Opioid, a psychoactive chemical, increases a person´s risk of death by 5.71 percent. The next highest disorders include addicts of methamphetamine (4.67 percent), cannabis (3.85 percent), alcohol (3.83 percent), and cocaine (2.96 percent)....

2012-04-12 09:23:28

Today´s anti-depressant medications can ease depression in Parkinson´s patients without worsening other symptoms of the disease, according to a study published online in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Depression is the number-one factor negatively affecting the quality of life for people with Parkinson´s disease,” said Irene Hegeman Richard, M.D., who led the study. “It causes a great deal of suffering among...

2012-04-12 05:24:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In the United States alone, half a million people are affected by Parkinson´s disease. Almost half of people with Parkinson's suffer from depression and it is a major cause of disability. But there is good news. According to a new study published by Neurology®, certain antidepressants appear to decrease depression in people with Parkinson's disease without worsening motor problems. Parkinson´s disease is a chronic neurologic disorder that worsens over...

2012-04-03 10:03:53

An agent under consideration for use in PET imaging combats neuronal death to relieve Parkinsonian symptoms in animal models, according to a study published on April 2nd in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. The movement-related symptoms of Parkinson's disease, including muscle rigidity and tremors, are caused by the loss of dopamine-secreting neurons in the brain. Current therapies aim at increasing and maintaining dopamine levels to correct these motor impairments. However, these...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'