The Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of genetic stroke

Sep 30, 2013 by

The Mediterranean diet appears to interact with a gene variant that’s normally associated with type 2 diabetes. Five years of research found that even people who had two copies of the gene variant had a reduced number of strokes if they followed the Mediterranean diet....

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New dementia risk scoring system for diabetics

Sep 29, 2013 by

A new simple scoring system will let doctors predict whether older patients with type 2 diabetes are at risk of developing dementia....

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High-flying military pilots found to have brain lesions

Sep 28, 2013 by

Military aviators who fly at particularly high altitudes have significantly more white matter hyperintensities. Compared to control subjects, the pilots had nearly a fourfold rise in the volume of lesions (375%) and a threefold rise in the number of white matter hyperintensities (295%)....

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Anorexia might be linked to brain size

Sep 27, 2013 by

New research indicates that the risk of developing anorexia may be tied to the size of your brain. A bigger brain may be the reason that anorexics can starve themselves. Females with anorexia had larger left orbitofrontal, right insular and bilateral temporal cortex gray matter compared to non-anorexic females....

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Study on using video games to boost brain power

Sep 26, 2013 by

A study out of London says that certain types of video games can help your brain improve strategic thinking and become more agile....

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New guidelines for sports concussions released

Sep 25, 2013 by

New and updated guidelines for managing sports concussions were recently included in an article in “Journal of Neurotrauma.” They include topics like the definition of concussion, diagnosis, acute care of athletes, and determining return to play....

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