Monthly Archives: August 2013

Two cups of cocoa a day may boost memory

Two cups of cocoa a day may boost memory Research on pensioners found that drinking cocoa improved blood flow, which has been linked to healthier brains and improved cognition. The study led by Harvard researchers examined 60 people with an … Continue reading

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Researchers identify new drug target for treating jet lag and shift work disorders

Researchers identify new drug target for treating jet lag and shift work disorders University of Notre Dame researchers, as part of a collaborative effort, have identified a protein that potentially could be a target for drugs that that would help people recover … Continue reading

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Poverty Goes Straight to the Brain

Poverty Goes Straight to the Brain Growing up poor isn’t merely hard on kids. It might also be bad for their brains. A long-term study of cognitive development in lower- and middle-class students found strong links between childhood poverty, physiological … Continue reading

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Study shows men just as likely to be depressed as women

Study shows men just as likely to be depressed as women Depression can look very different in men and women. And many of its hallmarks — rage, risk-taking,substance abuse and even workaholism — can hide in plain sight. Now researchers say that … Continue reading

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To prevent school violence, teachers learn how to spot mental illness

To prevent school violence, teachers learn how to spot mental illness In classrooms across the country, teachers are going back to school to learn how to spot symptoms of mental illness among their students.

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HIV patients told by Pentecostal pastors ‘to rely on God

HIV patients told by Pentecostal pastors ‘to rely on God Some young HIV patients are giving up their medicine after being told by Pentecostal Church pastors to rely on faith in God instead, doctors warn. Medical staff told the BBC … Continue reading

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Mad, bad or just fed up? A look at violence and mental illness

Mad, bad or just fed up? A look at violence and mental illness FAIRBANKS — Every day, violence spatters across newspaper headlines like fresh blood, staining American minds with terror and indignation.  Desperate for answers, many people blame the savagery … Continue reading

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We ignore the rise of suicide in people with mental illness

We ignore the rise of suicide in people with mental illness Despite public campaigns to combat stigma around mental illness, people with mental health problems still face ongoing discrimination. And while some sections of the media focus on mental illness … Continue reading

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Carry on camping – can a week under canvas reset our body clocks?

Carry on camping – can a week under canvas reset our body clocks? Researchers say that camping for a week can reset the biological clock that governs our sleeping patterns. The scientists argue that modern life disrupts our sleep through … Continue reading

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