Herbal remedies hokum? Nonsense, says a neuroscientist, they can boost your brain

In a new book, a leading professor of neuroscience and a pharmacognosist explain how plants affect the brain and simple ways you can use them to boost mood, improve sleep and memory.
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Doctors in Scotland believe a woman’s large tattoo on her leg may have been the cause of her unexplained inflammation and severe leg pain. The authors of a report on the woman’s case, published in BMJ Case Reports, say it is a reminder to physicians that they should be mindful of their patients’ tattoos if they encounter unusual and unexplained symptoms. The 31-year-old woman was suffering a condition called inflammatory myopathy, which affected her left leg and caused pain severe enough to disrupt her sleep. The woman had a double lung transplant in 2009, and was taking drugs to suppress her immune syst...
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AbstractSpontaneous cortical population activity exhibits a multitude of oscillatory patterns, which often display synchrony during slow-wave sleep or under certain anesthetics and stay asynchronous during quiet wakefulness. The mechanisms behind these cortical states and transitions among them are not completely understood. Here we study spontaneous population activity patterns in random networks of spiking neurons of mixed types modeled by Izhikevich equations. Neurons are coupled by conductance-based synapses subject to synaptic noise. We localize the population activity patterns on the parameter diagram spanned by the ...
Source: Journal of Computational Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Giulio Bernardi, Francesca Siclari, Giacomo Handjaras, Brady A. Riedner, Giulio Tononi
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Changes in the frequency characteristics of EEG alpha rhythm in during falling asleep were studied in three healthy individuals under conditions of long-term isolation (MARS-500 project). Falling asleep was preceded by enhanced alpha rhythm frequency. An inverse correlation between the duration of falling asleep and prevailing alpha rhythm frequency during active and relaxed wakefulness was revealed in the left hemisphere. These results demonstrate the principal possibility of predicting the duration of falling asleep by using alpha rhythm spectral analysis. It is assumed that the frequency of the alpha range spectral peak...
Source: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine - Category: Biology Source Type: research
High rental costs mean many public service employees in England are spending more than a third of their wages on rent, according to research published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. Hospital porters are struggling the most, with rents effectively unaffordable for them in all nine English regions. The most expensive areas for porters are London, the South East and the East of England where housing costs swallow up over half their take home pay. Teaching assistants do not fare much better – in half a dozen English regions, rental costs are more than a third of their monthly wage. The same is true for refuse drivers in five...
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HOW TO SLEEP: Many of us regularly wake up hot due to the summer heat, and with sleep being one of the most important things for bodily function, how can you beat the heat to get a peaceful night ’s rest?
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AbstractPaediatric leg pains, long described as ‘growing pains’, frequently present to clinicians, are prevalent in early childhood, disrupt sleep, and distress affected children and parents. There are many cited associations, but no defined leg pain sub-types, nor revealed predictive factors. We explored the implicated factors (viz. foot arc hes, foot strength, joint mobility, vitamin D, iron) in children with leg pain versus a control group. Leg pain sub-groups—growing pains (GP), restless legs (RLS), both (mixed)—are defined for the first time. A case controlled study design, in a primary care se...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
A third of kids and adolescents under age 19 regularly take supplements like omega-3 fatty acids, multivitamins and melatonin, according to a new report. It’s a finding that researchers say is concerning because there is no proven benefit for healthy children taking supplements. The report, published Monday as a research letter in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, found that overall about a third of the young people surveyed used dietary supplements, with multivitamins being the most common. Use of supplements that primarily contained vitamins and minerals remained stable over time, but use of herbal, non-vitamin, or non-...
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Dr. Rita A. Jablonski is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced persons I know when it comes to memory care, dementia and caregivers.I forwarded Rita a question from one of our readers."How Often Should You Visit a Memory Care Patient When They First Go In"?This is an important question, and is often a great source of anxiety for Alzheimer's caregivers.The answer often depends on the actual circumstances at the time.Topic -Memory CareBy Rita A. JablonskiAlzheimer's Reading RoomSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail:Hi, Bob.The answer depends on the physical and mental condition of both parties. Som...
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Conditions:   Sleep;   THC;   Marijuana;   Cannabis Intervention:   Drug: Dronabinol Sponsor:   Oregon Health and Science University Not yet recruiting
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