Archive for March, 2011 – Researchers from Spain have identified a strain of probiotic bacteria that may be useful in treating ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori. They report their findings in the February 2011 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. “H. pylori is considered one of the major risk factors underlying the development of gastritis and […] – The dietary concerns of too much fructose is well documented. Sweeteners containing fructose are commonly added to processed foods. Many dietary experts believe this increase directly correlates to the nation’s growing obesity epidemic. Now, new research at Oregon Health & Science University demonstrates that the brain – which serves as a master control […] – The ability of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to remain vigilant and attentive deteriorated significantly after losing less than one hour of nightly sleep for a week, according to a new study in the March 1, 2011 issue of the journal SLEEP.  The study suggests that even moderate reductions in sleep […] – Patients suffering traumatic brain injury (TBI) and ictus should receive neuropsychological rehabilitation at the hospital without delay, according to researchers at the University of Granada. These researchers maintain that early intervention within the first six months reduces further impairment in the cognitive (attention, memory, planning), emotional (irritability, lack of motivation) and behavioral (impulsiveness, […] – At-home, daily application of light therapy via light-emitting diodes (LEDs) placed on the forehead and scalp led to improvements in cognitive function and post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a groundbreaking study published in Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, a peer-reviewed journal. Margaret Naeser, PhD, LAc, VA […] – An ancient form of complementary medicine called acupressure may be effective in helping to treat people with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study. The finding may have implications for some U.S. war veterans returning home. The study used acupressure (Jin Shin acupressure), a treatment in […]