Habits 

Eating at the wrong time of day affects learning and memory

An occasional late-night raid on turkey leftovers might be harmless but new research with mice suggests that making a habit of it could alter brain physiology. Eating at times normally reserved for sleep causes a deficiency in the type of learning and memory controlled by the hippocampal area of the brain, according to findings in the journal eLife. Researchers from the Semel Institute in the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) became interested in the cognitive effects of eating at inappropriate hours because it…

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Alcohol in e-Cigarettes May Impair Motor Skills

Some e-cigarettes contain enough alcohol (used to vaporize nicotine) to affect motor skills, without the user knowing it, new research shows. “e-Cigarettes are not regulated right now, and this study raises major questions about the acute and long-term safety of e-cigarettes. It’s one thing to drink alcohol, it’s another thing to inhale it,” senior investigator Mehmet Sofuoglu, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine and VA Connecticut Healthcare System, told Medscape Medical News. “We didn’t do a driving simulation, but you kind of have to wonder whether…

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Habits Life Style 

Health Habits That Will Help You Live Long.

One of the biggest factors that determines how well you age is not your genes but how well you live. Not convinced? A study published in 2009 in the British Medical Journal of 20,000 British folks shows that you can cut your risk of having a stroke in half by doing the following four things: being active for 30 minutes a day, eating five daily servings of fruit and vegetables, and avoiding cigarettes and excess alcohol. While those are some of the obvious steps you can take to age well, researchers have…

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Sleep disorders

Definition Sleep disorders involve any difficulties related to sleeping, including difficulty falling or staying asleep, falling asleep at inappropriate times, excessive total sleep time, or abnormal behaviors associated with sleep. Causes, incidence, and risk factors More than 100 different disorders of sleeping and waking have been identified. They can be grouped in four main categories: Problems with falling and staying asleep (insomnia) Problems with staying awake (excessive daytime sleepiness) Problems with sticking to a regular sleep schedule (sleep rhythm problem) Unusual behavoirs during sleep (sleep-disruptive behaviors) PROBLEMS WITH FALLING AND…

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