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Its true: Stress does turn hair gray (and its reversible)

Legend has it that Marie Antoinette’s hair turned gray overnight just before her beheading in 1791. Though the legend is inaccurate—hair that has already grown out of the follicle does not change color—a new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is the first to offer quantitative evidence linking psychological […]

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Omega-3 supplements do double duty in protecting against stress

A high daily dose of an omega-3 supplement may help slow the effects of aging by suppressing damage and boosting protection at the cellular level during and after a stressful event, new research suggests. Researchers at The Ohio State University found that daily supplements that contained 2.5 grams of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, the highest […]

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Did COVID-19 stress, uncertainty stall anti-smoking push?

A year after COVID-19 upended life for millions of Americans, there are troubling signs that the coronavirus may have also slowed progress against another deadly health threat: smoking. Fewer smokers called quit-smoking hotlines last year and some smoked more, contributing to an unusual bump in cigarette sales—all in the middle of the stress, anxiety and […]

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Speakers Announced for Virtual Experimental Biology 2021 Meeting

Renowned scientists—including Nobel laureates, research pioneers, and celebrated educators—will speak at the virtual Experimental Biology (EB) 2021 meeting, to be held April 27–30. Bringing together thousands of life scientists in one interdisciplinary community, EB showcases the latest advances in anatomy, biochemistry, molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. Approved reporters receive complimentary meeting registration and […]

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How comparable different stress tests are

Scientists use many different tests to investigate what happens in the brain in people experiencing stress. It is unclear to what extent the various methods with which subjects are placed under stress are comparable to each other. In a meta-analysis, a biopsychology team from Ruhr-Universität Bochum compared 31 previous studies that had investigated stress using […]

Medications

Chemmart Escitalopram

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. CHEMMART ESCITALOPRAM Contains the active ingredient, escitalopram (as escitalopram oxalate) Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine. This leaflet answers some common questions about escitalopram. It does not contain all the available information. […]

Health Problems

Treatment of amnesia

Amnesia or memory loss is associated with stress, anxiety and frustration and is often very distressing for the patient as well as for his or her family and friends. Types of treatment for amnesia Treatment of amnesia and memory loss include (1-4): Cognitive therapy using speech or language therapist can be of help in patients […]

Health Problems

Symptoms of amnesia

Memory loss may range from mild forgetfulness to more sever and permanent dementias. It is normal to be mildly forgetful with age. However, some worrying symptoms should alert the patient as well as the family and relatives as to the underlying causes of memory loss. Questions asked to sufferers of amnesia Some of the questions […]