Blame it on your brain: Salt and hypertension

An international research team led by scientists at McGill University has found that excessive salt intake "reprograms" the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that normally prevents the body’s arterial blood pressure from rising.

Jan 26

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Is There a Single Dimension of Mental Illness?

Many different types of psychiatric disorders may share a common thread.

Jan 17

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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Depression, behavioral changes may precede memory loss in ...

Depression and behavioral changes may occur before memory declines in people who will go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Jan 16

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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This Personality Trait Linked to a Healthier Heart

People who are high on this personality trait have healthier hearts.

Jan 13

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Personality problems

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Why you can live a normal life with half a brain

A few extreme cases show that people can be missing large chunks of their brains with no significant ill-effect – why? Tom Stafford explains what it tells us about the true nature of our grey matter.

Dec 31

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Using a Smartphone For One Day Has Transformative Impact On The ...

How smartphones are affecting the electrical activity in the brain.

Dec 31

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This Brain Disease Will Affect Nearly Every Family. Now ...

Breakthrough in detecting brain toxins linked to common brain disease.

Dec 29

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The Personality Trait Linked To The Strongest Immune System

Outgoing or introverted? Which personality types are best at fighting off infection?

Dec 19

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Social Isolation

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Hugs Help Protect Against Stress and Infection, Say Carnegie Mellon ...

Instead of an apple, could a hug-a-day keep the doctor away? According to new research from Carnegie Mellon University, that may not be that far-fetched of an idea.

Dec 18

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Stress Management

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Blood Test Forecasts Concussion Severity

Levels of a protein fragment in the blood paralleled how long head injuries benched hockey players.

Dec 18

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Exercise Counteracts Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's

Regular physical activity may correct the brain's metabolism to stave off dementia

Dec 16

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Health Effects of Stress in the City

Does your pace of life in the city impact your health?

Dec 15

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Stress ...

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Bad marriage, broken heart?

Older couples in a bad marriage - particularly female spouses - have a higher risk for heart disease than those in a good marriage, finds the first nationally representative study of its kind.

Nov 24

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Relationships & Marriage

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Healthy foods tied to better mental health

New findings suggest that the higher an individual’s fruit and vegetable intake, the lower the chance of their having low mental well-being. A magic number of five portions a day is associated with high mental well-being.

Sep 26

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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Older adults who volunteer are more likely to be happier and ...

Older adults who stay active by volunteering are getting more out of it than just an altruistic feeling - they are receiving a health boost!

Sep 4

Categories: Adult psychological development, Happiness, Health / Illness / ...

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