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A fifth of university professors take 'smart drugs'

Cambridge academic Dr Hannah Critchlow claims teachers are using drugs intended for Alzheimer's disease, narcolepsy and ADHD, which may cause heart problems and psychosis.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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We need more than ever to celebrate advances in medical science – though they may take years to emergeThere has been a surprising outbreak of the use of the c-word among medical researchers over the past few days. Normally cautious in their language, they have nevertheless been wielding the term “cure” when discussing the long-term potential of two separate treatments for inherited ailments that were announced last week. Such enthusiasm is striking.In one case, scientists based at St Bartholomew ’s, London – who have been working on the inherited bleeding disorder haemophilia A –outlined...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Medical research Science Genetics Biology Cystic fibrosis Society Huntington's disease Alzheimer's Dementia Source Type: news
Conclusions Our findings suggest that WC may represent a novel candidate for the treatment of memory and cognitive deficits in humans with dementia. Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Robert Resnick was born. A pioneer in the study and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Resnick established one of the first ADHD clinics in the United States. Resnick is also renowned for his role as a passionate defender of professional practice within psychology; exemplified in 1977 when he acted as lead complainant in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling recognizing psychology as both an autonomous profession and an economic competitor of psychiatry. Robert Resnick was elected president of the American Psychological Association in 1995 and received the American Psychological Foundation Gol...
Source: Forensic Psychology Blog - Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: blogs
There many, many articles and books on living simply. Some pieces recommend getting rid of (almost) everything you own. Others focus on frugal living. Still others suggest skipping cell phones and social media, growing your own food, and giving away your car and TV. Sometimes, we also get the impression that living simply is a sacrifice, according to author and blogger Courtney Carver. Because, well, you love your car, and you love your TV. And maybe you want to have a closet full of clothes, even if you only wear many of them for special occasions. Maybe you want a huge house. Maybe you love your extensive book collection...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Habits Happiness Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Relationships Self-Help Stress Success & Achievement Habit Change humble minimalism minimalist simplify Source Type: blogs
By SHANNON HALLOWAY &MELISSA KALENSKY A patient walked into clinic wearing only a hospital gown, feet bare and EKG wires trailing. Just hours after having surgery, his dementia had prompted him to wander out of the hospital and walk two miles to proudly show off his new surgical scar to a familiar face. Physically unharmed, his heart was easy to fix but his memory was beyond repair. Though the road to a cure has long seemed insurmountable, dementia advocates have recently found reason to celebrate. Scientists announced this week the development of a new tool that may help identify people who are prone to Alzheimer&rsqu...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Alzheimer's Dementia prevention Source Type: blogs
DISCUSSION: These findings may provide support for expanding preclinical Tg mouse studies in AD with a TBI weight drop model, insights into the progression of pathological targets, their relations to apoptosis, and timing of interventions against these targets and apoptosis. Such studies may demonstrate the potential for drugs to effectively and safely inhibit preprogrammed cell death as a new drug development strategy for use in the fight to defeat AD. PMID: 29245000 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
Mechanical stress increases brain amyloid β, tau, and α-synuclein concentrations in wild-type mice. Alzheimers Dement. 2017 Dec 12;: Authors: Nogueira ML, Hamraz M, Abolhassani M, Bigan E, Lafitte O, Steyaert JM, Dubois B, Schwartz L Abstract INTRODUCTION: Exposure to traumatic brain injury is a core risk factor that predisposes an individual to sporadic neurodegenerative diseases. We provide evidence that mechanical stress increases brain levels of hallmark proteins associated with neurodegeneration. METHODS: Wild-type mice were exposed to multiple regimens of repetitive mild traumatic ...
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: The aging rhesus macaque provides the long-sought animal model for exploring the etiology of late-onset Alzheimer's disease and for testing preventive strategies. PMID: 29241829 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated the cooccurrence of clinically relevant impairments in physical performance and CSVD in memory clinic patients. We included 131 patients with vascular brain injury, mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer disease with available 3T MRI and physical performance scores. CSVD was visually rated according to 3 subtypes and as a total burden score, composed of the presence of white matter hyperintensities (WMH), lacunar infarcts (LI), and cerebral microbleeds (MB). Physical performance was assessed with the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB), covering gait speed, balance, and chair stand perf...
Source: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord Source Type: research
s JP Abstract Histamine H3 receptor (H3R) is associated with several neuropsychological diseases. It is predominantly expressed in the central nervous system as presynaptic receptor, especially in regions associated with cognition and behavior, and is responsible for modulate the synthesis and release of histamine and other neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine, dopamine and serotonin. Therefore, H3R is an important target involved in several CNS disorders, such as narcolepsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and schizophrenia. H3R antagonists/inverse agonists have also demonstrated pro-cognitive effects...
Source: Current Neuropharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Neuropharmacol Source Type: research
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