@kaddy There's been a lot of research, particularly over the last decade, that has shown that being more socially active helps prevent the risk for developing dementia. But there's been recent research showing that that's not always the case with certain roles
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RE: Volunteering, Living Alone Linked to Better Cognitive Function in Older Women
RE: How Stimulants Really Work to Improve Attention
@pauline The double-blind study included 50 healthy men and women (25 each gender) between the ages of 18 and 43 years. All participants underwent baseline functional MRI scanning prior to the study, during, and right after the cognitive tasks, and PET imaging to measure dopamine levels in the striatum before, during, and after the study. Each participant completed the experiment three times — once after taking placebo, once after taking methylphenidate, and once after taking low-dose sulpiride, which is also a D2 receptor antagonist that increases striatal dopamine.
'Push the Bar Higher': New Statement on Type 1 Diabetes in Adults
A newly published consensus statement on the management of type 1 diabetes in adults addresses the unique clinical needs of the population compared with those of children with type 1 diabetes or adults with type 2 diabetes.
Chronic Back Pain Could Be Behind Runners' Knee Problems
Runners who were experiencing chronic back pain were at least twice as likely to develop knee pain as those without chronic back pain. The finding was based on data from more than 400 adults. When a runner comes in with pain, look beyond the area that hurts
RE: Culinary Culprits: Foods That May Harm the Brain
@bipin A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood, and Lean, Energized Body (Rodale, 2011) and Fifty Shades of Kale (HarperWave, 2013), asserts that the role of diet, so strongly emphasized in general practice, is simply too commonly overlooked in mental health practice
RE: Use of e-Cigarettes Linked to Sleep Deprivation
@prannath The nicotine in the inhaled e-cigarette aerosols may have negative effects on sleep architecture and disturb the neurotransmitters that regulate sleep cycle and since higher doses of nicotine produce greater reductions in sleep duration, those who use e-cigarette on a daily basis might consume higher doses of nicotine, compared to some days, former, and never users, and therefore get fewer hours of sleep.
Nicotine withdrawal, on the other hand, has been found to increase sleep duration in a dose-dependent manner, which could explain the smaller [prevalence ratios] observed for the association between e-cigarette use and sleep deprivation among former and some days e-cigarette users