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Alcohol linked to brain activity

A largest study on how alcohol affects the brain in elderly people was carried out by researchers in the USA. Nearly two thousand senior citizens were investigated to discover the link between drinking and the health of their brains. The results show that alcohol is really a double-edged sword.// ....It has been found that any level of drinking caused brain shrinkage, which ultimately has a nega...

Gel pares inflammatory activity throughout body

Treating periodontal infections with an antibiotic gel reduced the presence of two chemical markers of inflammation throughout the body,// pointing to further evidence of the connection between oral health and overall health, investigators from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine have found. ....The investigators divided a sample of 100 adults with chronic periodontal disease int...

Hyperactivity Drug Can Be Added to Food

According to a small study at the University of Texas, a medication commonly used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be safely taken in powder form without compromising any of its beneficial effects. ....According to researchers, Metadate, a once-daily treatment for ADHD, may be taken by sprinkling the contents of the capsule onto food.// And because the drug provides a...

Hyperactivity disorder a biological malfunction

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD - have underactive parts of the brain which deal with decision-making, thinking and planning. The abnormality was revealed by a magnetic scanning device// which enabled researchers to look at the brains of children without harming them from radioactivity. Eric Taylor, Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Medical Research Council, said...

Physical activity less among black girls

For the past two to four decades, the existence of obesity has more than doubled in female children and adolescents with the greatest increase// among black girls. On an average, surveys show girls are not eating more. Instead, the problem appears to be physical activity level. New research shows the activity levels of white and black girls substantially declines through adolescence. ....The reas...

Lumbar bone mineral density affected by daily physical activity

A new study by Dutch researchers has stated that there is a metabolic threshold that occurs in young adulthood, at which long-term daily physical activity becomes deleterious for lumbar bone mineral density (LBMD) after peak bone mass is reached. The researchers, over a 10-year period, investigated the longitudinal relationship between daily physical activity and LBMD in 225 men and 241 women. Th...

Poorer breast cancer prognosis with reduced physical activity

A multicenter study headed by Melinda Irwin, M.D., from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale School of Medicine, have found that women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are less active after the diagnosis leading to increase in body weight and body fat, which, in turn, leads to poorer breast cancer diagnosis. The population-based, multicenter study involved 856 patients wit...

Restricted Activity Predicts Disability

Older people who have an occasional "bad day" are at increased risk of developing increasing disability over time, finds a new study . ....It is not uncommon for people over age 70 to report restricted activity, defined as staying in bed for at least half a day and/or cutting back on usual activities at least once in the past month. Most physicians believe this is just a normal sign of aging and...

Do Asthma Sufferers Lack Physical Activity?

A new study finds the majority of those who suffer from asthma do not meet the right exercising goals...There has been little research about the physical activity// of adults with asthma. Knowing if asthma patients are exercising and what they are doing could help health professionals in designing fitness programs for asthma patients. ..Doctors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Midlife Brain Activity a Predictor Of Alzheimer’s Diseas

In a recent study researchers have created a model of the human brain and found the breakdown of myelin in midlife may be a precursor to Alzheimer’s.// ..Researchers say genetic factors and the brain’s developmental process contribute to the degeneration of myelin. They say complex con...

Asthma Sufferers Lacking Physical Activity

There has been little research about the physical activity of adults with asthma. Knowing if asthma patients are exercising and what // they are doing could help health professionals in designing fitness programs for asthma patients. ..Doctors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a study to look at the physical activity levels of adults with asthma. The study included dat...

Activity Found To Improve Sleep In The Elderly

A new study suggests getting active can help elderly patients who have trouble sleeping .For the study researchers enrolled // 12 healthy adults between the ages of 67 and 86 in a 90-minute daily activity program. The program consisted of 30 minutes of exercise followed by 30 minutes of seated social activity and another 30 minutes of exercise. The sessions took place either in the morning or in...

Physical Activity Good For Developing Cognitive Skills

Longer, more intense physical activity can help maintain cognitive skills in people as they age, say researchers according to // a new study. For the study researchers reviewed data on 295 men born between 1900 and 1920 from the Finland, Italy, and Netherlands Elderly (FINE) study. The length and intensity of physical activities of the participants was measured and cognitive function was evaluate...

The Consequences Of Stopping Physical Activity

A new study shows in as little as two days of physical inactivity, the body's efficient use of insulin may decrease, leading to diabetes and other related diseases.// ..Researchers conducted a study in rats and found insulin sensitivity decreased the longer the rats stayed inactive. When the rats stopped running for two days after a period of running for three weeks, the amount of sugar taken int...

Excess physical activity can induce stress fracture in adolescent girls

A research team that had looked into a data comprising of 5461 girls between 11 to 15 yrs of age said that// excess physical activity often makes these girls more prone to stress fractures. ....The study shows that 16% of the participants take part in vigorous physical activity, which often lasts for 16 or more hours per week. These girls had a 1.88 times more risk of having a stress fracture tha...

Physical activity improves survival in women with breast cancer

A prospective study published in JAMA has shown that women with breast cancer who are active have lesser risk// of dying from breast cancer as compared to those..who lead a sedentary lifestyle. Evidence from various studies support that there is reduced risk of cancer in women who are physically active. This study analyzed the responses from nearly 3000 registered nurses in the Nurses' Health Stu...

Obesity and Physical inactivity is associated with Diabetes and Diabetes-Related Cardiovascular Comorbidities

According to a study by the researchers at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center both physical inactivity and obesity was found to be strongly// and independently associated with diabetes and diabetes-related comorbidities. ..The association between obesity and physical inactivity with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular comorbidities has already been established. ....In the present stud...

Increased physical activity to stop obesity in teen girls

Declining physical activities in teenage girls is to be blamed as the cause of rising problem// of obesity among them. ....Girls who remain inactive during their adolescence tend to gain more weight that their peers who participate in some form of physical activity during their teens. In a ten year observational study conducted by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, reports that the rapid...

Physical Activity During Leisure Can Reduce Risk Of Stroke

Having a very active leisure time can reduce the chances of having a stroke from blood// clots, often called ischemic stroke. Researchers from National Public Health Institute in Helsinki, Finland, had reported these findings in the journal Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association... ..Researchers had looked into the data provided by 47,721 people of Finland in the age group of 25 to 64...

Insomniacs have increased activity of stress hormones

Insomniacs suffer from increased blood levels of stress hormones, thereby there is continous activation of body's system fro responding to stress. Hence, the researchers suggest, doctors who treat insomnia should go beyond improving the quality or quantity of their patients' sleep and seek to reduce this hyperarousal, which is a risk factor for both psychiatric and medical illness. ....Dr. Alexan...

Gene Activity connected to Schizophrenia

Two new studies have identified genetic activity that appears to be associated with schizophrenia, a serious brain disorder that alters a person's perceptions of reality, emotions and thought processes. Symptoms of the disorder, which affects about 1% of the world's population, typically surface during the late teens and 20s.In this study, Dr. Maria Karayiorgou of Rockefeller, University in New Y...

New Technique To Detect Activity Of Drugs In The Body

Researchers used a sophisticated new scientific technique to look for all the ways a drug called orlistat, also sold as XenicalT, impacts the body.It turns out the medication, which is known to keep the body from absorbing // dietary fat and is used to treat obesity, also keeps prostate cancer cells in check. ..Researchers say orlistat works similarly in both situations by targeting the activity...

Household Activities Can Reduce Blood Pressure

Scientists from Indiana University had found that doing household activities like cleaning the house and the backyards, washing the car etc could prevent hypertension and conditions of prehypertension in people. // ....The study found that regardless of intensity, four hours of accumulated daily lifestyle physical activity had the effect of dropping study participants' blood pressure by a catego...

Women With Anorexia Have Altered Brain Activity

People suffering from anorexia nervosa have the similar brain activities that are associated anxiety and other emotional disorders. // The study was published in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry... ..Previous evidence has suggested that alterations in the activity of serotonin (a brain chemical involved in communication between nerve cells) may contribute to the appetite alte...

Physical activity to ease gastrointestinal discomfort in obese people

The innumerable benefits of exercising and healthy eating habits have been known for a long time. There is now yet another reason for those of who have been working towards reducing your weight. Physical activity may help ease // symptoms related to the gastrointestinal tract such as irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhoea and constipation, according to a new study... ..The above findings are consist...

Physical activity may help relieve gastrointestinal symptoms in obese people

Obesity is a chronic disease that has become a major health problem around the world. There has not been much research on the relationship between GI symptoms (including IBS), weight, and weight-related behaviors//. Recently, researchers have found that a high body mass index (BMI) and lack of physical activity are associated with an increase in gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as stomach pain...

Tigecycline – New Generation Tetracycline With Broad Spectrum Antibacterial Activit

Richard Wenzel and his colleagues from United Kingdom have found a new antibiotic tigecycline which belongs to the family of new generation of Tetracycline known as Glycycline. // ....Due to indiscriminate use of antibiotics there is an increased incidence of antibiotic resistance shown by many organisms. Staphylococcus aureus is a gram positive bacteria, which is a major cause of concern as it c...

A New Approach In Treatment Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity In Children

Many reports have dealt with the outcome of botulinum-a toxin (BTX-A) detrusor injections in patients with neurogenic or nonneurogenic detrusor overactivity. BTX-A detrusor injections have been described in adult// patients with neurogenic detrusor overactivity due to spinal cord injury. ....Researchers from Germany were able to carry out the same experiments successfully in children with a neur...

The potent anti-leukemia activity of Berbamine

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a pluripotent hematopoietic stem cell disorder characterized by accumulation of mature and immature granulocytes in peripheral blood and bone marrow due to uncontrolled growth // and resistance to apoptosis. The dysregulated activity of the bcr/abl oncoprotein tyrosine kinase, which is encoded by the bcr?abl fusion gene, has been shown to be responsible for the...

Iron Supplementation Aid In Relief From Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

In what is claimed to be of the first of its kind, French researchers report of the effectiveness of iron supplementation in a young child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder//. .. The authors, writing in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics, present the case report of a 3-year-old child, who was referred to consultation for hyperactivity, attention deficit, impulsivity, and...

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Twice As Effective Before Onset Of Sexual Activity

The cervical cancer vaccine, Cervarix, appears to work best in young girls aged 10 to 14, according to its manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). ..The vaccine targets the human papilloma virus, which has // been implicated in cervical cancer. And although it works pretty well in the 15-25 age group as well, the immune response in young girls was twice as high as that found in this group. This appea...

Boost of Memory Can Be Achieved Through Physical Activity

The beneficial effects of physical activities such as running, jogging on physical health have been known for a long time. It has now been found by neuroscientists from Germany that running can improve the mental health status as well by a boost of memory. // ..The study participants had to complete a minimum of 30- minute jogging sessions per week followed by which they had to take up progres...

Benzotiophene derivatives exhibit antitumor activity

Raquel Villar Becares, Ph.D, student at Public University of Navarre has reported in her thesis that benzo[b]tiophene 1,1 dioxide is found to have anti-cancer effects//. She tested 24 compounds isolated from the derivatives and found 23 compounds from it had antitumor activity when tested in invitro cell cultures. Initial studies have found that the benzotiophene derivatives have antitumor activi...

Mystery behind Brain activity during recalling events disentangled

A Research was conducted by Kenneth Norman, Sean Polyn and Jonathan Cohen (Neuroscientists) for studying mental time travel. It was funded by the National Institute of Health. It is the way in which people// relate back to various events that has occurred in the past. This could help in knowing about their mental state. ..The research is of great importance in the field on psychology and also...

Improved cure and activity level seen among patients treated by Vertebroplasty.

A study was conducted by David Kallmes Neuroradiologist in the Mayo clinic said that after the treatment (vertebroplasty) they experience reduced back pain. // ..He says that the treatment is very effective when compared to the other available new treatments for back pain. ..He also explains that vertebroplasty is a process in which medical cement is injected inside the vertebrae where painful...

Cardiovascular disease risk increased due to physical inactivity and low fitness

Professor Mercedes R. Carnethon and colleagues, Feinberg School of Medicine have reported in Journal of American Medical Association that physical inactivity and obesity // reduces the cardio-respiratory fitness leading to increase in total cholesterol and blood pressure levels leading to increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. The researchers conducted their survey in U.S. population in two a...

Mental Activity Reduces Chances Of Dementia

The risk of dementia at a latter age can be halved as a result of intense mental activity, according to new research findings published in the Psychological Medicine//. Cognitive decline can be prevented by a lifestyle that is mentally stimulating, and occupational complexity. As many as 29,000 people from 22 studies conducted across the world have revealed these results. The School of Psychiatry...

Clinical Impact of Activity and Abdominal Pressure on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Need to Be Further Analyzed

Pelvic floor disorders involve a weakening of the muscles or ligaments that support the uterus, bladder, and rectum. ..Following surgery for pelvic-floor disorders many of the activities are restricted. //In mild cases, the organs protrude into the vagina, whereas in severe cases, they may actually protrude outside the body. ..Treatment involves special Kegel exercises for mild cases and surgery...

Peer Rejection Leads To Reduced Participation In Classroom Activities

Children who do not take an active part in classroom activities are more likely to demonstrate a poor academic performance a new study shows. Furthermore, children excluded from classroom activities by their peers have also been found to show withdrawal symptoms.// The results of this study can be found in the Journal of Educational Psychology, a publication of the American Psychological Associat...

Brain Activity Patterns Linked To Mental Preparations

Haven’t we all felt lost sometimes just when we have to come up with solutions for pressing matters? Sometimes haven’t we felt totally lost and empty while trying// to be creative, while at other times creativity is free flowing? It is during these times that people often experience the "Aha!" moments those moments of clarity when the solution to a vexing problem falls into place with a sudden in...
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