Archive Monthly Archives: April 2012

Serum B vitamin levels and risk of lung cancer

The following study found a radically reduced rate of lung cancer for those with the highest levels of vitamin B6, folate, and the amino acid methionine, all of which are involved in methylation status.  Serum

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EPA but not DHA for depression?

EPA but Not DHA Appears To Be Responsible for the Efficacy of Omega-3 Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplementation in Depression: Evidence from a Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

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Adjunct treatments for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder:OTC meds?

Adjunct treatments for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: what to try when you are out of ideas. Torrey EF, Davis JM. Source The Stanley Medical Research Institute, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, USA. torreyf@stanleyresearch.org

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Antidepressants do more harm than good

Primum non nocere: an evolutionary analysis of whether antidepressants do more harm than good Antidepressant medications are the first-line treatment for people meeting current diagnostic criteria for

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They ate elephants in Europe 80,000 years ago

‘Inhabitants of Madrid’ ate elephants’ meat and bone marrow 80,000 years ago Humans that populated the banks of the river Manzanares (Madrid, Spain) during the Middle Palaeolithic (between

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Common cellular and molecular mechanisms in obesity and drug addiction.

Common cellular and molecular mechanisms in obesity and drug addiction. The hedonic properties of food can stimulate feeding behaviour even when energy requirements have been met, contributing to weight

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N-Acetylcysteine for Autism?

A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial of Oral N-Acetylcysteine in Children with Autism. Hardan AY, Fung LK, Libove RA, Obukhanych TV, Nair S, Herzenberg LA, Frazier TW, Tirouvanziam R. Source Department

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Meat eating led to earlier weaning

Meat eating led to earlier weaning, helped humans spread across globe When early humans became carnivores, their higher-quality diet allowed mothers to wean babies earlier and have more children, with

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Evolution and Middle Age

Evolution has given humans a huge advantage over most other animals: middle age. The article is total hogwash, an example of evolutionary thinking at its worst. For instance: An important clue that middle

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IQ and Anxiety

Anxiety Linked to High IQ Excessive worry might not be such a bad thing after all — a new small study suggests that such anxiety may have evolved in people along with intelligence. The results show,

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Genes and Exercise, or Sedentary Death Syndrome

Sedentary death syndrome. Lees SJ, Booth FW.Source Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA.Abstract Sedentary death syndrome (SeDS) is a major public health burden due

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