A new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine finds that older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering than older adults whose hearing is normal.
The amino acid N-acetylcysteine (NAC) can reduce symptoms of compulsive hair-pulling, a condition known as trichotillomania.
Short-term exposure (for up to 7 days) to all major air pollutants, with the exception of ozone, is significantly associated with an increased risk of heart attack.
Stress Management Program Helps Prevent Heart Events in Patients With Heart Disease
A cognitive behavioral therapy program focusing on stress management appears to decrease the risk of recurrent heart attacks and other cardiovascular events in patients with heart disease, Continue reading »
by Dr. Leo Galland
It was heartening to see the editorial titled “Artificially Sweetened Beverages, Cause for Concern” in the December 8th issue of the usually conservative Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The editorial, by Dr. David Ludwig of Harvard Medical School and the Boston Children’s Hospital warns about a dietary trend that I’ve been concerned about for 30 years: the use of artificial sweeteners.1
by Dr. Leo Galland
A study in the December 16, 2009 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that higher levels of the hormone leptin protected people from developing Alzheimer’s disease1. The analysis came from the famed Framingham heart study, which has been following the residents of Framingham, Massachusetts, for decades.
When they grouped people according to their sex and level of leptin, they found that among the group with the lowest leptin levels, 25% developed Alzheimer’s disease during the study period, whereas only 6% of the highest leptin group developed Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading »