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memory loss stress
People who report memory problems are more likely to suffer from stress or anxiety than from Alzheimer's. Memory loss Forgetting things can be a stressful experience if it occurs often – but it doesn't have to imply Alzheimers or similar. Marie Eckerström, PhD at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden, has investigated a special group of...
farmhouse effect
The mechanisms behind the "farmhouse effect" - which indicates that children who grow up on a farm are less likely to suffer from allergies - are now examined. Farmhouse effect in mice There are indications that an immune system that is not kept busy by bacteria, viruses and worms, could overreact and cause allergies like...
electro-acupuncture
Does acupuncture really work? New research from Indiana University School of Medicine, USA, indicates that electro-acupuncture could be helpful for pain-relief and tissue repair. Electro-acupuncture Electro-acupuncture uses a small electrical current to augment the practice of inserting fine needles into the skin at pre-determined points throughout the body. The researchers experimented mainly on horses, but...
Strong relationships
We have all heard that money can't buy us love, and a Harvard study shows that it can't buy us health and happiness either. So, what does? Strong relationships importance for health The Study of Adult Development at Harvard, USA, is a longitudinal study that has been following two groups of men over the last 75...
Did you see a bird today? Well, good for you! Research shows a correlation between the number of birds observed by a person and her wellbeing. Birds as an indicator of the benefits of green neighbourhoods Experiences of nature provide many mental-health benefits, particularly for people living in urban areas. But what more precisely gives...
obesity colesterol stress
Being fat and stress has a connection. It is easy to over-eat when in a stressful mode, and the hormone cortisol has an important role to play when it comes to fat storage. Now researchers at University College London have found a distinct correlation between long-time stress and obesity. Obesity and Cortisol The researchers at...