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DHA may improve age-associated memory impairment
CRNUSA.org - Supplementing with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may improve memory and learning in older adults with mild cognitive impairments, according to a study published in the November 2010 edition of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. This is promising news for many aging Americans who are searching for options to...
Sleep apnea linked to gray matter damage, cognitive deficits
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may blame their daytime difficulties on simple sleepiness, but new research suggests that their brains may be to blame. Specifically, their cognitive challenges may be caused by structural deficits in gray matter, brought on by the intermittent oxygen deprivation that comes with OSA. The good news is that these...
Taking sleeping pills linked to 36 percent higher mortality risk
ULaval.ca - Taking sleeping pills or medications to treat anxiety increases mortality risk by 36 percent, according to a study conducted by Geneviève Belleville, a professor at Université Laval’s School of Psychology. The details of this study are published in the latest edition of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Dr. Belleville...
Pistachios and mindful eating
Pistachios can be a healthy and helpful addition to one’s diet, promoting a healthy pace of eating and mindful eating, according to presentations at this year’s American Dietetic Association’s annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE). The S-L-O-W Down Pistachio Shell Dr. James Painter, a behavioral eating expert for...
Monounsaturated fatty acids in diet improve cholesterol levels
CMAJ.ca - Adding monounsaturated fats (MUFA) to a cholesterol-lowering dietary portfolio in patients with mild to moderate elevated cholesterol levelsincreased HDL by 12.5 percent and lowered LDL levels by 35 percent, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Low HDL-C levels and high LDL-C levels are a risk factor...
Sleep reorganizes memories, helps creativity
PsychologicalScience.org - As humans, we spend about a third of our lives asleep. So there must be a point to it, right? Scientists have found that sleep helps consolidate memories, fixing them in the brain so we can retrieve them later. Now, new research is showing that sleep also seems to reorganize memories,...
Sleep deprivation changes brain gene expression, cognition, emotional regulation
AllenInstitute.org - The most systematic study to date of the effects of sleep deprivation on gene expression in the brain have been described by researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and SRI International. The findings, published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, have implications for improving the understanding and management of the adverse effects of...
Allopurinol may help prevent colorectal cancer
AACR.org - Allopurinol, a relatively inexpensive anti-gout medication that has been on the market for more than 20 years, may help fight the development of colorectal adenomas, according to data presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held November 7-10, 2010. Specifically, the presence of a colorectal...
Aerobic exercise very effective for insomnia
Northwestern.edu - The millions of middle-aged and older adults who suffer from insomnia have a new drug-free prescription for a more restful night’s sleep. Regular aerobic exercise improves the quality of sleep, mood and vitality, according to a small but significant new study from Northwestern Medicine. The study is the...