What Stress Is Good For

An animal study connects learning to cope with mild stress to improved spatial learning and increased hippocampal neurogenesis. Animal studies have shown increased hippocampal neurogenesis with antidepressant use (Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2001; 98:12796), but less is...

Meat-Based Low-Carb Diet Linked to Higher Mortality Risk

Abstract Background: Data on the long-term association between low-carbohydrate diets and mortality are sparse. Objective: To examine the association of low-carbohydrate diets with mortality during 26 years of follow-up in women and 20 years in men. Design:...

Causes and Treatment of Routine Cellulitis

Beta-hemolytic streptococci infection was implicated in most cases of nontraumatic cellulitis. Cellulitis is a diffuse infection that causes redness, heat, and swelling of the skin and underlying soft tissue, particularly on the legs. It should be distinguished from...

New Drug Helps Patients Lose Weight and Maintain the Loss

Lorcaserin, a selective serotonin 2C receptor agonist, helps patients both lose weight and maintain their weight loss, according to a phase III study conducted by the drug’s manufacturer and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Some 3200 overweight...

How To Choose Adult Day Care For Loved One

Posted on 29 June 2010. By Micha Shalev No matter how efficiently and effortlessly you have adapted your life to the role of caregiver, eventually you are going to need a break. Occasional breaks are essential for your emotional well-being and for your relationships...

Is it Alzheimer’s? Top 10 Warning Signs

  Alzheimer’s disease is not just memory loss. It impacts the brain in many ways, causing changes in cognitive abilities, judgment, executive function, language abilities and behavior. Following is a list of warning signs that include the common symptoms of...

European Study Suggests Prostate Cancer Screening Lowers Mortality

BackgroundProstate cancer is one of the leading causes of death from malignant disease among men in the developed world. One strategy to decrease the risk of death from this disease is screening with prostate-specific antigen (PSA); however, the extent of benefit and...