Tag: vagus nerve

The Appendix-Parkinson’s Link

If you’ve had your appendix removed, you may have gotten something better in return: a lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a study published in Science Translational Medicine. People who live in rural areas may benefit the most, with more than a 25 percent risk reduction.
Examining the Data
Researchers

Simple Breathing Exercises Bring Instant Calm

Simple Breathing Exercises Bring Instant Calm

Relax and take a deep breath. It’s a common recommendation from physicians and friends who seek to help you reach a state of calm when you’re feeling frazzled. Breathing is an essential and automatic function.

But with deliberate focus on breathing, it’s a proven tool for healing and well-being. With breathing

4. Diseases and Disorders of the Stomach

The stomach, which lies on the upper left side of the abdomen, is where the digestive process begins. The stomach and its walls are made of layers of mucous membrane, connective tissue, and muscle fibers. The average stomach is about a liter in volume when empty (this varies depending on

5. Treatments for Depression

The sad truth is that nearly half of people in the U.S. with depression are not getting the level of care they need, according to statistics collected by the National Institute of Mental Health. This is true even though multiple effective therapies are available. Minority groups are particularly unlikely to

Taking Aim at Treatment Resistant Depression

As many as half of individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) have treatment resistant depression (TRD). TRD is characterized by a failure to achieve complete remission of depressive symptoms following at least six to eight weeks of treatment with at least one course of antidepressant medications. The plight of these

Mind, Mood & Memory: 2017 Index

Index key: Subject (Month, page number).
AGING
Self-Efficacy: The Secret to a Rewarding Older Age (Jan., p3)

Powerful Rx for Aging and Mental Decline: Exercise! (April, p1)

Aging Diseases that Affect the Brain (April, p6)

Old Age May Bring a Happiness Bonus (May, p3)
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE (AD/DEMENTIA)
Most Older Adults Would Be Amenable to an Alzheimer’s Test

5. Treatments for Depression

Just over half of adult Americans suffering from depression receive what is considered to be “minimally adequate treatment” in any given 12-month period, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That means almost half of all depressed people in the U.S. are not receiving the care they need, even

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