Late-life depression may boost dementia risk

U. PITTSBURGH (US) � Late-life depression is associated with an increased risk for all-cause dementia, Alzheimer�s disease, and, most predominantly, vascular dementia, a new study shows. Previous research has shown a link between depression and Alzheimer�s disease, but this is the first meta-analysis that specifically addresses the risk of Alzheimer�s …

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Alli and Phenocal Taking a Huge Bite Out of Weight-Loss Market

For the millions of consumers around the planet that checked off weight-loss as their number one goal during the New Year, the resounding retail numbers are staggering in favor of two of the leading diet pills: Alli (a newer diet pill made by GlaxoSmithKline), and Phenocal, (a groundbreaking diet pill …

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Foods That Prevent Hot Flashes

Garlic, peppers, mushrooms, pasta, strawberries, and red wine. These foods might heat up a romantic dinner�and new evidence suggests they cool you down during menopause, too. The menopausal women who most closely followed a Mediterranean diet rich in vegetables, noodles, and red wine were about 20 percent less likely to …

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Rat Study Suggests Even Mandatory Exercise Lessens Anxiety, Depression

New research using rats suggests that even when individuals are forced to exercise, they still benefit from reduced anxiety and depression. Prior research has shown that voluntary exercise is a method to relieve stress, but experts were uncertain as to the mental benefit of exercise when exercise is mandated. Specifically, …

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