Archive for June, 2007

New dissertation provides fascinating insights into how exercise and the antidepressant Lexapro have different but complementary antidepressant effects in the brain. Karolinska Institutet – Exercise provides a clinical benefit for depressed patients comparable to that of antidepressants – this has been shown by previous research. Now Astrid Bjørnebekk at Karolinska Institutet has explained how and […]

Short-lived cognitive boost from nicotine soon overwhelmed by long-range toxic effects of cigarette smoke on brain. UCSF – After six to nine months of abstinence from alcohol, recovering alcoholics who were also chronic smokers showed a significantly lower rate of improvement in tests of memory, reasoning, judgment, and visual/spatial coordination than non-smoking recovering alcoholics in […]

A scientific study published in Complementary Health Practice Review has found that Rescue Remedy, an all-natural, stress-relief remedy created from flower essences, is an effective over-the-counter stress reliever with an anxiety-relieving effect comparable to traditional pharmaceutical drugs yet without any of the known adverse side effects, including addiction. The study was conducted by researchers at […]

New study identifies states with highest proportion of rural road deaths. University of Minnesota – Just in time for the most dangerous days of the year to drive – July 3 and 4 – the national Center for Excellence in Rural Safety (CERS) has released a list of the states where Americans are more likely […]

Can adopting a healthier lifestyle later in life really improve my long-term health, or is it too late? In a study published in the July 2007 issue of The American Journal of Medicine, researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston found that people 45 to 64 years of age who added healthy lifestyle […]

University of Washington – Children whose mothers were exposed to second-hand smoke while they were pregnant have more symptoms of serious psychological problems such as ADHD and conduct disorder compared to children of women who had no prenatal exposure to cigarette smoke, according to a new study funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). […]