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Health News: Insomniacs’ brains lose focus, scans suggest

Health News: Insomniacs’ brains lose focus, scans suggest

Sep 02, – Brain scans of people who say they have insomnia have shown differences in brain function compared with people who get a full night’s sleep. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, said the poor sleepers struggled to focus part of their brain in memory tests. Other experts said that the brain’s […]

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Breast-Feeding May Protect Women Against Breast Cancer

Breast-Feeding May Protect Women Against Breast Cancer

Sep 01, – Breast-feeding for more than six months appears to guard nonsmoking women against breast cancer for longer periods of time, a new study suggests. Smoking canceled the benefits of breast-feeding, but there was a decade of difference in diagnosis among nonsmoking breast cancer patients, depending on how long they breast-fed, the researchers reported. […]

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‘Mini-human brains’made from stem cells

‘Mini-human brains’made from stem cells

Aug 31, – Scientists have grown the first mini human brains in a laboratory and say their success could lead to new levels of understanding about the way brains develop and what goes wrong in disorders like schizophrenia and autism. Researchers based in Austria started with human stem cells and created a culture in the […]

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Cut type-2 diabetes risk by eating whole blueberries not fruit juice

Cut type-2 diabetes risk by eating whole blueberries not fruit juice

Aug 30, – Eating more fruit, particularly blueberries, apples and grapes, is linked to a reduced risk of developing type-2 diabetes, suggests a study in the British Medical Journal. Blueberries cut the risk by 26% compared with 2% for three servings of any whole fruit – but fruit juice did not appear to have the […]

August 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Depression Treatment: Therapy, Medication, and Lifestyle Changes

Depression Treatment: Therapy, Medication, and Lifestyle Changes

Aug 30, – Doctors currently decide on their own when it comes to determining whether to treat patients suffering from depression with antidepressants or psychotherapy. But researchers in the US say a brain scan might change that. US researchers claim to have found a way to predict if antidepressants or psychotherapy will work best for […]

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Emirati Man dies of Mers-Coronavirus in UAE: WHO

Emirati Man dies of Mers-Coronavirus in UAE: WHO

Aug 30, – Geneva/Abu Dhabi: An Emirati with a previously confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV) has died, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. The 82-year-old Emirati, who had been undergoing chemotherapy for the last two years, was the first death from Mers coronavirus confirmed in the UAE. The world health body’s report […]

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Migraines Linked to Changes in Brain Structure

Migraines Linked to Changes in Brain Structure

Aug 29, – People with migraines — either with or without an aura preceding the headache — show changes in the structure of their brains on imaging tests, researchers say. A new review of previous research shows that people who have migraines have abnormalities in the brain’s white matter, lesions that resemble previous strokes, and […]

August 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Researchers Think Broccoli May Help Fight Arthritis

Researchers Think Broccoli May Help Fight Arthritis

Aug 28, – Eating lots of broccoli may slow down and even prevent osteoarthritis, UK researchers believe. The University of East Anglia team is starting human trials following on from successful lab studies. Tests on cells and mice showed that a broccoli compound – which humans can also get from Brussels sprouts and cabbage – […]

August 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Two deaths, six new Mers coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia

Two deaths, six new Mers coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia

Aug 28, – Eight new cases of the deadly coronavirus Mers, a Sars-like infection, have been registered in Saudi Arabia, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday. Of the eight, two men from the capital Riyadh had died, the WHO said. Both had underlying medical conditions. Three women and three men, all from Riyadh or […]

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Health News: Cocaine ‘rapidly changes the brain’

Health News: Cocaine ‘rapidly changes the brain’

Aug 25, – Taking cocaine can change the structure of the brain within hours in what could be the first steps of drug addiction, according to US researchers. Animal tests, reported in the journal Nature Neuroscience, showed new structures linked to learning and memory began to grow soon after the drug was taken. Mice with […]

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