Posted by WBHI on May 24, 2008 in Think It Over
by Dr. Nick Campos for Optimal Health
Every day we get more and more information on the importance of sleep. I am certain it is one of the Six Keys to Optimal Health. If you don’t get enough sleep, thereby depriving your body of it’s vital recuperative and reparative functions, it will go through a series of mini-aborts to carry out it’s processes while you push it to the limit. So says a study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.
Posted by WBHI on May 1, 2008 in Think Twice
by Catharine Paddock, PhD for Medical News Today
New research from France suggests that men and women have different risks for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and progression to dementia. The researchers suggest stroke is a primary risk factor for men, and depression for women.
The study is the work of Dr Karen Ritchie, of the Université de Montpellier and La Colombière Hospital in Montpellier, and colleagues, and is published online ahead of print today, 1st May, in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry.
The researchers carried out a prospective community based study over four years of 6,892 men and women aged 65 and over living in three cities in France.
None of the participants had dementia when enrolled on the study (baseline), and they all underwent cognitive performance tests, clinical diagnosis for dementia, and evaluation of clinical and environmental risk factors at baseline, year 2, and year 4 of the study.