Archive for January, 2010

JAMA / Archives – One year of once- or twice-weekly resistance training (weight training) appears to improve attention and conflict resolution skills among older women. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Ph.D., P.T., of Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and colleagues studied 155 women age 65 to 75. Participants were randomly assigned […]

JAMA / Archives – Women who regularly participated in physical activity during middle age appear more likely to be in better overall health when they reach 70 years of age and older. Qi Sun, M.D., Sc.D., of the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School and colleagues analyzed data from 13,535 participants in […] – ADHD: the Lead Connection. ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is among the costliest of behavioral disorders. Its combination of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity leads to accidental injuries, school failure, substance abuse, antisocial behavior and more. Yet despite nearly a century of study, the disorder’s roots or causes have remained mysterious. Much of modern ADHD […] – A cutting-edge therapy called platelet rich plasma (PRP) that helps heal injured ligaments, tendons and muscles is being used at the Sports Medicine Clinic at the University of Virginia Health System. PRP therapy has gained some national media attention because of its use in high-profile, professional athletes. These include Troy Polamalu, strong safety […] – Scientists are reporting the first evidence from human research that blueberries – one of the richest sources of healthful antioxidants, polyphenols and other so-called phytochemicals – improve memory. They said the study establishes a basis for comprehensive human clinical trials to determine whether blueberries really deserve their growing reputation as a memory enhancer. […] – With scientific evidence linking high levels of copper and iron to Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and other age-related disorders, a new report in ACS’ Chemical Research in Toxicology: “Risks of Copper and Iron Toxicity during Aging in Humans” suggests specific steps that older consumers can take to avoid build up of unhealthy amounts […]