The two-year randomised clinical trial is the largest to study the effect of B vitamins on mild cognitive impairment, and one of the first disease-modifying trials in the Alzheimer’s field to show positive results in people. (more…)
B VITAMINS SLOW BRAIN ATROPHY IN PEOPLE WITH MEMORY PROBLEMS September 11, 2010
A study published in the journalPLoS One found that taking daily high-dose tablets of certain B vitamins reduced the rate of brain shrinkage in people aged over 70 with mild memory problems.
All our brains shrink, especially with age. But the rate of shrinkage is seen to increase in those with mild cognitive impairment, and shrink faster again in Alzheimer’s, suggesting this is part of the disease process. So the observation that brain shrinkage rate can be reduced could be significant, but more work needs to be done to show that. (more…)
Healthy women trying for a baby may have reduced chances of becoming pregnant in any month if they are stressed, the results of a study by researchers at Oxford University and the US National Institutes of Health suggest.
The work provides evidence for the first time of an association between high levels of a biological marker for stress and reduced chances of a woman conceiving during the fertile days of her monthly cycle. The findings, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, suggest that some couples wanting to become pregnant may benefit from relaxation techniques. (more…)
MOST CAESAREAN BIRTHS IN INDIA DONE DUE TO FINANCIAL GAIN: WHO January 18, 2010
|Nearly one in five deliveries in India is by Caesarean section, a procedure followed ‘unnecessarily’ in most of the cases despite it increasing the risk of maternal mortality and morbidity, says a WHO report.|
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