Estrogen improves Parkinson’s disease symptoms

Brain-selective estrogen treatment improves the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in male mice, according to new research published in JNeurosci. These findings may help explain the sex differences in Parkinson’s disease and could lead to estrogen-based treatments. Parkinson’s disease is characterized by the death of neurons involved in movement, which may Continue Reading

Negative memory storage affects depression symptoms

Physical manifestations of negative memories in the hippocampus could underlie cognitive symptoms of depression, according to research in mice published in JNeurosci. Inhibiting these manifestations could be a future treatment route. Groups of neurons that are activated after an experience are thought to be the physical representation of memory. These Continue Reading

Depression symptoms in Alzheimer’s could be signs for cognitive decline

BOSTON -Increasingly, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research has focused on the preclinical stage, when people have biological evidence of AD but no or minimal symptoms, and when interventions might have the potential to prevent future decline of older adults. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have shed important new light on Continue Reading

Study shows stimulation of the ear can help manage Parkinson’s symptoms

A new study led by the University has shown that gentle, controlled stimulation of the ear canal can help reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The randomized, controlled study showed that twice-daily stimulation for two months was associated with a significant reduction in both motor and non-motor features of Parkinson’s disease. Continue Reading

Instead of finding the cause of symptoms, early diagnosis of psychosis just gets you put on meds more quickly

Mental Health America describes psychosis as “a general term to describe a set of symptoms of mental illnesses that result in strange or bizarre thinking, perceptions (sight, sound), behaviors, and emotions. Psychosis is a brain-based condition that is made better or worse by environmental factors – like drug use and Continue Reading

Omega 3s and GLA found to help ease symptoms of autism in toddlers born pre-term

A pilot study by Ohio-based researchers suggested that omega-3 oils and gamma linoleic acids (GLA) could help reduce the symptoms of autisms in toddlers born as pre-term babies, reported NutraIngredients. The research team performed their initial experiment at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Their testing encompassed toddlers who were born highly Continue Reading

Cut asthma symptoms in half in just two months when you eat right and exercise, study finds

A recent study revealed that a combination of healthy diet and exercise may improve asthma symptoms in just two months. As part of the research, Danish health experts monitored 125 asthma patients who took lifestyle interventions for eight weeks. The findings revealed that patients who underwent exercise classes three times a week Continue Reading

Cold and flu symptoms get eliminated with bio-botanical formulas safely and effectively

Cold and flu season is just around the corner and it’s a statistical certainty that millions of people will be affected. Naturally, we all know, getting the flu feels horrible – but, especially for immune-compromised older people, this condition can become life-threatening with over 300,000 Americans hospitalized in one year Continue Reading