Roseroot may have potential as alternative treatment for depression

Roseroot may have potential as alternative treatment for depression 4253 A herb used in traditional European folk medicine for over 3,000 years could be a potential treatment option for depression, according to the results of a new study. Many common therapies for mild to moderate depression can have side effects such as nausea and sexual […]

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  • December 01, 2016

Vitamin D Supplementation – Be Careful, Researchers Warn

Vitamin D Supplementation – Be Careful, Researchers Warn 1155 Very high blood levels of vitamin D confer no additional benefit, researchers from Johns Hopkins reported in the American Journal of Medicine. In fact, when they combined the results of their present and previous studies, they found that raising vitamin D levels in “healthy people” with […]

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  • November 30, 2016

Gut bacteria changes may predict infection and inflammation

Gut bacteria changes may predict infection and inflammation 4 One of the most surprising revelations about human biology to emerge in recent years is that the microbes in our gut vastly outnumber our body’s own cells. Plus, it seems they play an important role in our health; when they get sick, we get sick. Now, […]

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Bridging Gap Between Medical And Mental Health Care

Bridging Gap Between Medical And Mental Health Care VIEW SLIDESHOW 1 of 6 Tracy Young, 50, gets her ears checked by Brian Schlesinger, a physician assistant, during her physical exam at the San Fernando Mental Health Center in Granada Hills, California. Heidi de Marco / Kaiser Health News VIEW SLIDESHOW 2 of 6 Tracy Young, […]

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  • November 29, 2016

Children’s social and emotional well-being varies with parental debt

Children’s social and emotional well-being varies with parental debt Children’s social and emotional well-being varies according to the size and type of debts their parents take on, according to a study that – for the first time – sheds new light on the link between debt and family well-being by focusing on children as opposed […]

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  • November 22, 2016

What is Marfan syndrome? What causes Marfan syndrome?

What is Marfan syndrome? What causes Marfan syndrome? 3.56 Marfan syndrome, also called Marfan’s syndrome is a genetic condition that an individual inherits from a parent who also has the condition, or a parent with a faulty gene in their sperm or egg. The fault is carried by a gene called FBN1, which encodes a […]

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  • November 11, 2016

Study shows dopamine may play role in chronic pain

Study shows dopamine may play role in chronic pain 51 The brain chemical dopamine – already known to be important for thinking, memory, movement and reward – may also play a key role in maintaining chronic pain, says a new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. In people with chronic pain, their nerve cells […]

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  • November 10, 2016

Does meditation have benefits for mind and body?

Does meditation have benefits for mind and body? 4.56549 It is hard to believe some still question whether meditation can have a positive effect on mind and body. A very selective research review recently raised the question, leading to headlines such as the one in The Wall Street Journal that said the benefits are limited. […]

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  • November 03, 2016

Peanut butter could help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

Peanut butter could help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease 4.515 A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler can be used to confirm a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer’s disease, University of Florida Health researchers found. Jennifer Stamps, a graduate student in the University of Florida (UF) McKnight Brain Institute Center for Smell and Taste, and her […]

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  • October 31, 2016

DNA Databases – Threat To Privacy Or A Good Thing?

DNA Databases – Threat To Privacy Or A Good Thing? 4.53 Creating huge national databases of people’s DNA is an increasingly contentious topic since the US Supreme Court recently backed the routine swabbing of DNA from all criminal suspects once they are arrested – at the immediate stages of investigation and before any legal proceedings. […]

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