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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...eneration. The engineered mouse strengthened the notion that development of tangles followed that of plaque. The tangle pathology was enhanced in regions where the plaque occurred, says Dr. Hutton, a neurobiologist. But what was also interesting was that these mice, the ones that also developed plaque, pr...

Yawning Actually Helps You Keep Awake

So far, the common notion has been that yawning is a precursor to sleep, but a new study has found that the yawn is in fact designed to prevent sleep. Researchers at the State University of New York have demonstrated that a yawn is the body's way of making us more attentive...

Too Much of Videogames Hampers Study Time in Children

...ocial people. "These findings do not support the notion that adolescents who play video games are socially isolated," the researchers say. They added that the findings signify that video game play can be a distraction from school-related activities, but it may not have an adverse effect on grades. "Al...

Live Earth: How Global Warming Became Cool

...obal warming -- but global cooling. This was the notion that Earth was about to be plunged into a deep freeze, as shifts in its orbit and axis unleashed a catastrophic drop in warmth from the Sun. In 1977, the big media buzz was for a book called "The Weather Conspiracy: The Coming of the New Ice Age," ...

Autophagy may Lead to Heart Disease

...t muscle, and our findings are consistent with the notion that this response actually harms the heart. Researchers reported that pressure overload, which occurs in chronic hypertension and is a major risk factor for cardiac hypertrophy, or heart enlargement, and heart failure, triggers autophagy in cardia...

Sugary Diet can Be Helpful in Shedding Off Pounds

A new study has challenged the popular notion that a high carbohydrate, low fat slimming plan only works if theres little or no sugar involved. The exclusion of sugar (sucrose) is normally advocated in a weight loss diet but now researchers have found that it is not necessary to achieve weight...

Alcohol Does Not Destroy Brain Cells

...n Institute director Professor Perry Bartlett, the notion that heavy drinking destroys large sections of brain cell function similar to a napalm bomb strike, is erroneous. The research, presented to a conference of the world's top neuroscientists, claims that there is no evidence that drinking alcohol dir...

A Spoonful of Sugar can Melt Away the Pounds

A new study has challenged the popular notion that a high carbohydrate, low fat slimming plan only works if there's little or no sugar involved . The exclusion of sugar (sucrose) is normally advocated in a weight loss diet but now researchers have found that it is not necessary to achieve weig...

Walking is Vital to Keep Yourself Fit

...l, Dr. Levine says the study lends credence to the notion that walking is a legitimate, worthy mode of exercise for all people. Dr. Levine says its a welcome message for his patients, who fight obesity and appreciate that a walk is one way to improve their health.Unlike a health club membership or personal ...

Walking Really is the Best Way to Keep Healthy

... Dr. Levine says the study lends credence to the notion that walking is a legitimate, worthy mode of exercise for all people. He also insists that unlike a health club membership or personal trainer, walking "is there for everyone," and the best part is that you don't need to shelve out a pretty penny ...

Pediatric Use of ADHD Drug may Affect Developing Brain

...ent state. "That's encouraging, and supports the notion that this drug therapy may be best used over a relatively short period of time, to be replaced or supplemented with behavioural therapy," Dr. Milner says. Dr. Milner, however, admits that it is too early to say whether the changes noted in the Rita...

Self-harming Among Teens More Common Than Thought

...with mental health issues, the results support the notion that many adolescents in the community are self-harming as way to cope with emotional distress, she added. Accordingly, intervention efforts should be tailored to the individual and contribute to building alternative skills for positive coping, com...

Scientists Have Discovered Blood Protein That Could Spot Colon Cancer

...scoloured nucleus. This led the researchers to the notion that there must be something at the molecular level that would form a molecular flag for cancer via a blood test. Researchers used a particular concentration of scaffold-proteins as a marker for disease. Researchers found 100 percent accurate res...

China to Curtail Organ Sale

...istered. The government also hopes to redefine the notion of 'brain death'. Of late, China is one of the favored destinations for the 'transplant tourists' who are unable to avail of a life- saving organ back in their own countries, due to the stringent laws. China is second only to the USA, with a...

Video Game Addiction to Be Termed as a Medical Condition

... it an addiction." Video game makers scoff at the notion that their products can cause a psychiatric disorder. Even some mental health experts say labeling the habit a formal addiction is going too far.Michael Gallagher, president of the Entertainment Software Association, said the trade group sides with p...

Secondhand Workplace Smoke Hits Non-smokers Badly

...igators also note that their research supports the notion that the risks of secondhand tobacco smoke in the workplace are borne disproportionately by an already vulnerable group. The study is to be published in the August 2007 edition of the American Journal of Public Health....

Routine Hib Vaccination Could Save Innumerable Asian Children

...ngs provide evidence challenging the commonly held notion that these diseases are rare in Asia," said Dr Abdullah Baqui, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA. "Our research shows that routine Hib vaccination is a feasible and highly effective way of prevent...

Researchers Identify Five Distinct Subtypes of Alcoholism

...nce. Our findings should help dispel the popular notion of the typical alcoholic, notes first author Dr. Howard B. Moss, NIAAA Associate Director for Clinical and Translational Research. We find that young adults comprise the largest group of alcoholics in this country, and nearly 20 per cent of alcohol...

Hib Vaccination can Prevent Pneumonia

...ngs provide evidence challenging the commonly held notion that these diseases are rare in Asia, said Dr Abdullah Baqui, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA. Our research shows that routine Hib vaccination is a feasible and highly effective way of preventin...

Non Smoking Workers Absorb the Carcinogen Immediately

...igators also note that their research supports the notion that the risks of secondhand tobacco smoke in the workplace are borne disproportionately by an already vulnerable group. Employees who participated in their study are typical of foodservice workers nationwide in that the majority were women, under ag...

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