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Stress resilience and subsequent risk of type 2 diabetes in 1.5 million young men

  http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00125-015-3846-7 Stress resilience and subsequent risk of type 2 diabetes in 1.5 million young men Casey Crump  , Jan Sundquist , Marilyn A. Winkleby , Kristina Sundquist $39.95 / €34.95 / £29.95 * * Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT. Get Access Abstract Aims/hypothesis Psychosocial stress in adulthood is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, possibly mediated by behavioural and physiological factors. However, it is unknown whether low stress resilience earlier in life is related to subsequent development of type 2 diabetes. We examined whether low … Continue reading

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Neuroprotective and disease-modifying effects of the ketogenic diet

Behav Pharmacol. 2006 Sep; 17(5-6): 431–439.  PMCID: PMC2367001 NIHMSID: NIHMS42857 Neuroprotective and disease-modifying effects of the ketogenic diet Maciej Gasior,a Michael A. Rogawski,a and  Adam L. Hartmana,b Author information ► Copyright and License information ► The publisher’s final edited version of this article is available at Behav Pharmacol See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Go to: Abstract The ketogenic diet has been in clinical use for over 80 years, primarily for the symptomatic treatment of epilepsy. A recent clinical study has raised the possibility that exposure to the ketogenic diet may confer … Continue reading

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Autoimmune disease, inflammation and the brain

Went to a fabulous lecture by  Dr. Souhel Najjar on autoimmune encephalitis this morning. As a reminder, bad relationships (including with one’s self-image etc.) can also cause/contribute to inflammatory burden. Below is a well-informed and written piece on Anti-NMDA-receptor encephalitis (one of many), courtesy of Wikipedia. Last edited 11 days ago by an anonymous user Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis Watch this page Anti-NMDA (N-methyl D-aspartate) receptor antibody encephalitis, also termed NMDA receptor antibody encephalitis, is an acute form of encephalitis which is potentially lethal but has high probability for … Continue reading

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Flatworms Recall Familiar Environs, Even after Losing Their Heads: Scientific American

Flatworms Recall Familiar Environs, Even after Losing Their Heads: Scientific American. Highly recommended reading. As it turns out, one does not have to go all the way down the evolutionary ladder to be reminded that even brain-impaired or brain-damaged individuals (whether through TBI, dementia, various levels of unconsciousness, or simply sleep) have not only memories, but continue to experience emotions, good and bad. As an illustration that the brain is made of many different levels and parts, here is a recent paper by Feinstein et … Continue reading

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Identification of candidate IgG biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease via combinatorial library screening.

This is important news. Cell. 2011 Jan 7;144(1):132-42. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2010.11.054. Identification of candidate IgG biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease via combinatorial library screening. Reddy MM, Wilson R, Wilson J, Connell S, Gocke A, Hynan L, German D, Kodadek T. Source Opko Health Laboratories, Jupiter, FL 33458, USA. Abstract The adaptive immune system is thought to be a rich source of protein biomarkers, but diagnostically useful antibodies remain unknown for a large number of diseases. This is, in part, because the antigens that trigger an immune response … Continue reading

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Traumatic brain injury may be an independent risk factor for stroke

Traumatic brain injury may be an independent risk factor for stroke James F. Burke, MD, MS, Jessica L. Stulc, MD, MPH, Lesli E. Skolarus, MD, MS, Erika D. Sears, MD, MS, Darin B. Zahuranec, MD, MS and Lewis B. Morgenstern, MD +Show Affiliations | + Show Full Disclosures Correspondence to Dr. Burke: jamesbur@umich.edu Published online before print June 26, 2013, doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e318297eecf Neurology July 2, 2013 vol. 81 no. 1 33-39 Abstract Full Text Full Text (PDF) Also available: Figures Only PPT Slides of All … Continue reading

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NBA Releases Summary of its Concussion Policy

By Brett Pollakoff May 18, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT from www.nbcsports.com The NBA has had a concussion policy in place for the past 18 months, and while all teams have been made aware of the details, they haven’t been publicly available until now. With the recent concussion that kept George Hillout of the Pacers’ Game 5 loss to the Knicks (and may sideline him even longer), Mike Wells of theIndianapolis Star requested the policy from the league, and he was provided with a summary. You can read the entire thing for yourself below, … Continue reading

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Concussion epidemic linked to underreported US military suicide – study

New research suggests a link between concussions and suicide in the US military, two frighteningly common issues that the Armed Forces have struggled to explain and curtail since rates started soaring 12 years ago. Earlier this year the military released data showing that active duty service members are taking their own lives more frequently than ever before. There were 349 suicides among active duty military personnel in 2012, averaging just fewer than one per day. There are now more suicides than combat deaths. This was … Continue reading

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