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Fitness Predicts Brain Volume

Fitness Predicts Brain Volume TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Cognitive decline is a significant health problem plaguing millions of aging seniors. Prevention of cognitive decline is a goal of many and is attempted using diet and lifestyle modification This article provides proof that poor cardiovascular (CV) fitness is predictive of decreased brain volume two decades later in life....

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Manipulation Better for Headache than Mobilization

Manipulation Better for Headache than Mobilization TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Headache is a significant health condition suffered by millions of people in the US costing billions of dollars in treatment and time off from work. As many as 20% of headaches are classified as cervicogenic headaches (CH). Chiropractic physicians have reported excellent results on CH using cervical and...

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Encephalopathy and Delirium from Antibiotics

Encephalopathy and Delirium from Antibiotics TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Antibiotics, as a class of drugs, are under-recognized as a cause of deliriumand other brain problems. Researchers from Harvard Medical School conducted a comprehensive review of the clinical, radiologic, and electrophysiologic features of antibiotic-associated encephalopathy (AAE). They analyzed case reports on 391 patients over 70 years who were...

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Exercise Improves Mood, Cognition, and Sleep in Parkinson’s

Exercise Improves Mood, Cognition, and Sleep in Parkinson’s Disease Open Access here TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Parkinson’s patients suffer with mood disorders, cognition and sleep disorders as components of their condition. This paper demonstrates how and why regular exercise is a major aid in managing the concurrent symptoms of mood disorders, poor cognition and impaired sleep. Overall,...

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Neck Pain and Headache

Neck Pain and Headache TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Headaches remain a significant disorder suffered by the public. The estimated global one-year period prevalence for headache is about 10% for migraine and about 38% for tension-type headache (TTH) This study measures the high association between neck pain and pure TTH (88.4%) and TTH plus migraine (89.3%) This finding does...

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New Form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Identified

New Form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Identified TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is a dystrophy with an ever-growing list of genetic etiologies. The authors describe a new type of CMT that presents as an axonal motor and sensory neuropathy caused by mutations in the microrchidia family CW-type zinc finger 2 (MORC2) gene. Two types of this...

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TBI, Inflammation and Brain Disease

TBI, Inflammation and Brain Disease

TBI, Inflammation and Brain Disease TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been found to lead to a host of chronic neurodegenerative disorders Neuroinflammation may be the cause of the chronic disease state of the brain and subsequent brain degeneration. Pharmacologic therapies are discussed Nutritional options of controlling brain inflammation should be encouraged by all physicians...

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Low Frequency Sound Improves Fibromyalgia

Low Frequency Sound Improves Fibromyalgia

Low Frequency Sound Improves Fibromyalgia TAKE – HOME MESSAGE Fibromyalgia morbidity continues to plague 2-4% of the population, 80 percent of victims are women. There is currently no cure for Fibromyalgia and the best treatment approaches tend to be a blend of pharmacology and non-pharmacological treatments. Abnormalities in pain processing have been identified at various...

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Apathy, Depression, and White Matter Changes

Apathy, Depression, and White Matter Changes TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Apathy and depression are common morbidities related to cerebrovascular disease. Clinically, the two are often difficult to differentiate, and there is clear overlap. The authors used MRI imaging to assess the relationship between white matter disruption and depression, apathy, and cognitive impairment. Then they investigated particular brain...

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Vitamin E and Alzheimer’s Disease

Vitamin E and Alzheimer’s Disease [Article in Japanese] TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Oxidative Stress has been suggested as a causative factor in the development of Alzheimer’s disease Vitamin E, an antioxideant, has been recommended in the prevention or treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have demonstrated a decrease in cognative decline for Alzheimer’s patients treated with vitamin E, but no cognative...

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