The rosary – yoga what’s the link?

Rhythmic prayer, such as saying the rosary, seems to affect the heart rate in the same way as doing yoga. Research on the health benefits of prayer has shown decidedly mixed results. When individuals pray in a ritualistic or rhythmic way, such as saying the rosary or repeating a mantra, they can lower their heart […]

“Addiction related to brain wiring”

Scientists pinpoint the brain circuitry linked to making healthy or unhealthy choices (Medical Xpress) — What drives addicts to repeatedly choose drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, overeating, gambling or kleptomania, despite the risks involved? Drug Dependence Quiz – Identify substance abuse problems Confidential, free online survey – TurnToHelp.com Neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have pinpointed […]

“Life +death- adult brain cell”

Knoth et al. as reported in PLoS One has been able to study the growth and death of adult human brain cells (neurogenesis). He uses the double cortin (DCX), a protein involved in cell movement and the extension of neuronal processes. His study focused on the hippocampal cells included a large number of subjects between […]

“Want fried glucose in your brain?”

Do you want to serve yourself up some” fried glucose” in your brain? Just use your cell phone for 50 minutes at a time while holding it against your ear. The brain glucose metabolism in the region closest to the phone’s antenna is effected. What is glucose?   Glucose, blood sugar, the major energy source for […]

“Rx for success”

If they walk like a duck If they quack like a duck They must be ducks. Once again hasty generalization is not valid. What turns a dummy pill into a catalyst for relieving pain, anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunction, or the tremors of Parkinson’s disease? The brain’s own healing mechanisms, unleashed by the belief that a […]

“Feeling foggy-brain may need to tune out for awhile”

EMR/microwave energy is a growing health risk.

"Work as a team? = Progress in Alzheimer’s research"

Alzheimer’s Disease may be cured one day by scientists who have learned to collaborate.

“Ashwagandha helps calm nerves and improve brain funtioning”

Hope for memory challenges of the elderly may come from an Indian herb Ashwagandha.

"Remyelination of the spinal cord after injury may be a step closer"

Spinal cord injuries could be healed in the future by researchers learning how to control the remyelination process controlled by special nerve cells called oligodendrocytes.

"Benedryl and its’ cousins maybe bad mojo for long term users"

Benadryl and its anti anticholinergic drug relatives contain diphenhydramine that is a potent anticholinergic agent when used by elderly healthy African-Americans for six years decreased their brain functioning.