Couch Potatoes' Brains May Wither Away More Quickly

Couch Potatoes’ Brains May Wither Away More Quickly

Couch Potatoes May Have Smaller Brains Later in Life,

Poor physical fitness in middle age may be linked to a smaller brain size 20 years later, according to a study published in the February, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.


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Research and Development of Treatments for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children in Japan

With submission, Shire continues to strengthen its presence in Japan

Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) and Shionogi & Co., Ltd. recently announced that Shionogi submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) for the manufacturing and marketing in Japan of S-877503 (guanfacine hydrochloride prolonged release tablets),* for the treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children. The Japanese clinical studies were conducted in children 6 to 12 years old with this disorder.


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Positive Effect of Calcium Intake and Physical Activity on Bone Development

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) today released a position statement providing evidence-based guidance and a national implementation strategy to help children and adolescents achieve optimal bone health, or what is known as “peak bone mass,” early in life. Considered the first systematic review of its kind, researchers found strong evidence supporting a positive effect of calcium intake and physical activity on bone accumulation and growth.


Neanderthal DNA Influence Everything From Your Skin To Your Cigarette Habit

Neanderthal DNA Influence Everything From Your Skin To Your Cigarette Habit

Neanderthal DNA Has Subtle But Significant Impact On Human Traits:

The discovery spawned a number of hypotheses about the effects these genetic variants may have on the physical characteristics or behavior of modern humans, ranging from skin color to heightened allergies to fat metabolism…generating dozens of colorful headlines including “What your Neanderthal DNA is doing for you” and “Neanderthals are to blame for our allergies” and “Did Europeans Get Fat From Neanderthals?”





Vinegar Could Potentially Help Treat Ulcerative Colitis

Vinegar Could Potentially Help Treat Ulcerative Colitis

Vinegar Could Potentially Help Treat Ulcerative Colitis:

Vinegar is the perfect ingredient for making tangy sauces and dressings. Now, researchers report in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that the popular liquid could also help fight ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease that research suggests is related to the gut microbiome. They found that vinegar suppressed inflammation-inducing proteins while improving the gut’s bacterial makeup in mice.