Archive for July, 2010

High Intensity Exercise Significantly Enhances Learning Power

Posted on July 31, 2010 by

A new study published in Neurobiology of Learning and Memory reveals that intense intervals of exercise including weight training, in which the maximum aerobic potential is met, will consistently boost brain power. For example, it was found that two 3-minute sprints spaced 2 minutes apart to the point of maximum yields a 20% faster vocabulary […]

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Using social media to find medical treatments and support

Posted on July 29, 2010 by

People with life altering diseases have a pressing need for information on the newest treatments and studies, including clinical studies which might stem the progress of their disorder. One website called “Patients Like Me” (¬†allows people with major diseases like ALS, HIV, Parkinson’s, MS and others to connect with others in the same situation. They […]

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Posted on July 25, 2010 by

A new study appearing in the American Journal of Epidemiology has found that the amount of time spent sitting can affect your risk of death regardless of physical activity. The authors conclude that public health messages should promote both physical activity and reduced time sitting. Researchers analyzed survey responses from 123,216 individuals who had no […]

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Posted on July 18, 2010 by

New drugs trials are being set up to try to halt the development of amyloid plaque accumulations at the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease, before significant brain damage occurs. An issue with the trials has been raised by the FDA which says it must know not just that plaque was reduced or eliminated but also […]

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Better Test for Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease Developed

Posted on July 15, 2010 by

Scientists from the University of California-Berkeley have developed a series of tests including PET scans and memory tests which have been significantly more effective in spotting individuals more likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease. The study, published in the June 30, 2010 issue of Neurology, is important because it is critical to learn who would best […]

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New Medical Advance-Fragrances To Replace Drugs?

Posted on July 10, 2010 by

Researchers in Germany have found that two fragrances have the same molecular process and are as strong as the commonly prescribed barbiturates or Propofol. The fragrances generate a calming effect and reduce excitement. The actual fragrances are Vertacetal-coeur and the chemical variation P124513. The report is in the current issue of the Journal of Biological […]

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Has Videoconferencing Finally Come of Age Via I-Phone?

Posted on July 8, 2010 by

For years now, business analysts have projected that videoconferencing would become the wave of the future, saving billions in travel expenses, time and efficiencies in processing information. It will, they say, ¬†speed decision-making, connect families including the disenfranchised in our society such as the elderly. Until now, it hasn’t happened. Enter APPLE with its streamlined […]

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Flattr-like Facebook but different “micropayment” earnings model

Posted on July 6, 2010 by

Flattr is a startup social net site from Sweden which is supported by donated sums from its viewers–as small as two pounds per month. A user which has an account gains access to the site content and when they find something they like, they hit the “reward” the content provider button. At the end of […]

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