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Why some are Early Birds and some are Night Owls

Why some are Early Birds and some are Night Owls

I am discussing here why some are early birds and some are night owls. Whether you are an early bird or a night owl seems to be genetically determined. CNN reviewed this in this article. The majority of people get tired around 10 PM, they get to bed and sleep for 7 to 8 hours before t
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Target 12 Risk Factors Throughout Life to Prevent Dementia Later

Target 12 Risk Factors Throughout Life to Prevent Dementia Later

At the 2020 Alzheimer Disease Conference the recommendation was to target 12 risk factors throughout life to prevent dementia later. 28 world-leading experts on Alzheimer’s disease added 3 new risk factors to the previously established 9 risk factors for dementia: excessive alcohol in
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Vitamin D in Health and Disease

Vitamin D in Health and Disease

There is confusion out there about vitamin D in health and disease. In other words, I thought it would be useful to review some basics about vitamin D and how it can help you to benefit from it. Last year an overview about this topic was published. Notably, a lack of vitamin D causes
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Effect of Smart Phones and Social Media on Teenagers

Effect of Smart Phones and Social Media on Teenagers

In Ontario, Canada the effect of smartphones and social media on teenagers was investigated in a study published on February 10, 2020. According to this study serious mental distress increased from 24% in 2013 to 39% in 2017. Between 2009 and 2014 hospitalizations for suicide attempts
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A New Look at Mind-Altering Drugs

A New Look at Mind-Altering Drugs

Research into psychedelics has taken a new look at mind-altering drugs. To put it another way, a review article by CNN shows that there is new research going on to examine the use of psychedelics in the treatment of chronic anxiety, chronic, therapy-resistant depression and PTSD. In a
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Eating For Mental Health

Eating For Mental Health

Several studies have shown that eating for mental health is a possibility. A longitudinal study has established the following. Depression and anxiety are less likely to occur 2 years after adding more fruit and vegetables into your diet. It has been known for a long time that fruit an
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Why we can feel tired in older age

Why we can feel tired in older age

There are many causes why we can feel tired in old age. Below I am discussing the most common ones. With aging the blood vessels get more atheromatous deposits This slows down the circulation to the key organs like the brain, the heart, the muscles, the kidneys and the liver. All of t
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Nasal Spray To Amplify Antidepressants

Nasal Spray To Amplify Antidepressants

There is a new nasal spray to amplify antidepressants. This has been reviewed in this CNN report. Some patients are resistant to treatments with antidepressants. In this case they may qualify for an antidepressant nasal spray that they take in addition to a regular antidepressant. The
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Focal Ultrasound An Important New Treatment Modality

Focal Ultrasound An Important New Treatment Modality

A new Canadian technology developed at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, Ont. labeled focal ultrasound an important new treatment modality. Most recently it drew attention because Paul Hudspith, a 52-year-old engineer from King City, Ont. received treatment for a brain tumor. He has rec
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Men With Testosterone Deficiency Are At Risk For Multiple Diseases

Men With Testosterone Deficiency Are At Risk For Multiple Diseases

A new testosterone study in American men found that certainly men with testosterone deficiency are at risk for multiple diseases. Mark Peterson, PhD, MS conducted this clinical trial. He said that previous studies of men were not reflective of the current male population in the US. Th
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