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Leading a Gluten-Free Life

Leading a Gluten-Free Life

In the United States, many people have trouble digesting gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. This digestive problem is known as celiac disease. According to The University of Chicago Medicine, three million Americans are affected by this autoimmune disorder.1 Celiac disease damages the lining of the small intestines, making it difficult to [...]

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Do Autistic Children Have a Nutritional Deficiency?

Do Autistic Children Have a Nutritional Deficiency?

Last year, four scientists announced that some autistic children were found to have a zinc deficiency. Scientist Hiroshi Yasuda and colleagues published this discovery in the study, Infantile Zinc Deficiency: Association with Autism Spectrum Disorders. According to Yasuda and co-authors, they compiled the information by testing hair samples from 1,967 children who had autistic disorders, [...]

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Doctor Locates the G-Spot

Doctor Locates the G-Spot

This year, Professor Adam Ostrzenski announced that he had made a new discovery in female anatomy. In a newly published study, the doctor claimed to have located the G-spot, a source of intense sexual pleasure for women.1 German gynecologist Ernst Gräfenberg first described this erotic spot in 1950.2 Since then, no one has been able [...]

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What Leads to ADHD?

What Leads to ADHD?

In a recent study conducted in Thailand, scientists learned that certain genetic and environmental factors could predispose children to ADHD. The research was done at Vajira Hospital in Bangkok, where two groups of children — an ADHD group and a control group —were evaluated for risk factors and tested for allergies. Among the forty children [...]

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Diet Your Way to a Beach Body

Diet Your Way to a Beach Body

Summer officially starts on June 20th, and you’d probably like to look good in time to hit the beach. After all, attracting the opposite sex is easier when you look slim as you stroll along the sand. But losing weight takes discipline. You need a plan. There’s a full array of popular diet plans such [...]

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Meditation Technique Helps Traumatized Soldiers

Meditation Technique Helps Traumatized Soldiers

For soldiers, sound can mark the beginning of pain or relief from pain. The sound of a bomb can signal the beginning of damage to a soldier’s body and mind. But the sound of a person’s voice may provide relief from mental suffering, according to new scientific findings. A recent study found that a technique [...]

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Research Shows Sleep Problems in ADHD Patients

Research Shows Sleep Problems in ADHD Patients

Scientists in Taiwan have learned that ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) patients experience abnormal sleep patterns.1 In a 2010 study, the scientists found that young people with this psychological disorder had sleep problems, altered sleep schedules, and inadvertent napping in some cases. The study appeared in the Journal of Sleep Research and is entitled, Association [...]

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OCD Triggers Runaway Fear Response, Study Finds

OCD Triggers Runaway Fear Response, Study Finds

Canadian scientists have learned that a key factor in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) prevents patients from stopping certain compulsive behaviors.1 This discovery was recently documented in a study entitled, When Too Much Is Not Enough: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder as a Pathology of Stopping, Rather Than Starting. Scientists from McMaster University and the University of Waterloo found that [...]

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Can Computer Technology Reduce ADHD Symptoms?

Can Computer Technology Reduce ADHD Symptoms?

Biofeedback, a mind-body technique, is now being used to help children suffering from ADHD. German scientists recently published a study showing that a variation of biofeedback may help alleviate ADHD symptoms.The published results show that a significant portion of the participating children benefited from this specialized training technique.

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Scientists Say Ginkgo May Improve Memory Functions

Scientists Say Ginkgo May Improve Memory Functions

New research shows that the herb, ginkgo biloba, may improve human performance on tasks requiring short-term memory.1 These findings are detailed in a study from Australian and British scientists. The study participants were given a ginkgo extract for fourteen days and showed improvements in memory-related functions, according to the results. These functions included working memory [...]

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