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Neurotoxic effects of chemotherapies on cognition in breast cancer survivors Cancer-related cognitive impairment is often referred to as 'chemobrain' and anthracycline-based chemotherapy may have greater negative effects on particular cognitive domains and brain network connections than nonanthracycline-based regimens, according to an article.
Men: How to Awaken Passion in Your Wife For men, it’s easy. Your wife gives you a glance, a naughty side-turn or wears some sexy lingerie and you’re rearing to go. For women, foreplay is a bit more complicated. Sex and intimacy are essential ingredients to remaining close and connected to your spouse, … ...
These Dark Personality Traits Are Irresistibly Attractive People with certain pathological personality traits may have more luck in love. » Continue reading: These Dark Personality Traits Are Irresistibly Attractive
The “Aha” Moment & Other Honest Lies We Tell... A few weeks ago I wrote about my experiences with reading Brene Brown’s new book, “Rising Strong.” …or at least those experiences that related to reading the first 30 pages or … ...
The Paris Attacks as Super-Normal Stimuli Acts of terror, by design, cause large numbers of people to experience major stress levels and fear. These tactics partly have such effects as they include “super-normal stimuli.”
Today I Love Words And Their Wily Ways Today I love words and their wily ways. I love when words that I have put in place temporarily until I can find a better word turn out to be … ...
Drug could suppress intractable epilepsy Scientists have found a way to rapidly suppress epilepsy in mouse models by manipulating a known genetic pathway using a cancer drug currently in human clinical trials for the treatment of brain and breast cancer.
Can slow walking speed in elderly signal Alzheimer's disease hallmarks? How fast elderly people walk may be related to the amount of amyloid they have built up in their brains, even if they don't yet have symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study.
Befriending Anger Tracy came to therapy to be treated for depression. When I first met her, I couldn’t help notice how meek and small she seemed despite her tall stature. She claimed people walked all over her. And she was scared to say no for fear others … ...
What Consumers Should Know to Protect Their Medical Records...     During the three summer months of 2014, over five million patients found their personal data compromised. Since medical records contain personal, financial and medical information, this data is … ...
Mental Attitude Often Determines Physical Health In the 1880s Dr. William Osler started the first residency program for medical students in the United States. He told his (Johns Hopkins) residents: “Ask not what disease the patient … ...
Living Apart Together, Part 2: The Significance of Men’s... In the first part of this 2-part series about new research on couples who live apart and how they differ from those who live together, I described the significance of … ...
Too much TV as a young adult may impair midlife cognitive function Watching a lot of TV and having a low physical activity level as a young adult were associated with worse cognitive function 25 years later in midlife, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. Few studies have investigated the association between physical activity in early adulthood and cognitive function later in life. Coupled [...]
Study highlights the importance of physical activity and aerobic exercise for healthy brain function Regardless of gender, young adults who have greater aerobic fitness also have greater volume of their entorhinal cortex, an area of the brain responsible for memory. Better aerobic fitness however does not appear to impact hippocampal volume, another area in the brain responsible for memory. While aerobic fitness is not directly associated with performance on [...]
Study: Money affects children’s behavior, even if they don’t understand its value The act of handling money makes young children work harder and give less, according to new research published by the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and University of Illinois at Chicago. The effect was observed in children who lacked concrete knowledge of money’s purpose, and persisted despite the denomination of the money. “Money [...]
Protecting the brain from Parkinson’s disease with a molecule called GM1 ganglioside Although a number of treatments exist to alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, to date, none reliably slow the progression of the disease. In 2013, a molecule called GM1 ganglioside showed promise in patients for not only relieving symptoms but also slowing disease progression. However, GM1 ganglioside has been difficult to make and to deliver [...]
Researchers find link between early-stage brain and heart disease Researchers in the Netherlands studying thousands of healthy adults have found a connection between very early stages of brain and heart disease. Results of their study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). “Heart and brain diseases are big problems in aging individuals and are expected to [...]
Can slow walking speed in elderly signal Alzheimer’s disease hallmarks How fast elderly people walk may be related to the amount of amyloid they have built up in their brains, even if they don’t yet have symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the December 2, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study [...]
Study finds your friends were right — you did change after you started dating A new study published in Developmental Psychology put to test the hypothesis that adolescents become less similar to their friends and more similar to romantic partners after they start a new romantic relationship. Results of the study showed that adolescents who dated were more similar to dating partners than to friends on measures of alcohol [...]
Depression contributes to preventable hospitalizations in Danish study Individuals with depression are more than twice as likely to have hospitalizations that might be preventable with timely outpatient medical care in the community, a new study finds. In addition, after being discharged from the hospital, individuals with depression were also more likely to return to the hospital within 30 days for the same conditions, [...]