Brain network may be vulnerable to Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia | University of Oxford

Oxford University researchers have found a network of brain regions that appears to be more vulnerable to unhealthy ageing – such as Alzheimer’s disease – and also seems susceptible to disorders that emerge in young people, such as schizophrenia.

Source: www.ox.ac.uk

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How Stress Changes The Brain

We tend to think of stress as an immediate problem: The boss hovering over our desks; the mad dash to the subway at the end of a long day. And in the short-term, stress makes us feel irritable, anxious, tense, distracted and forgetful. But that&rsquo…

We tend to think of stress as an immediate problem: The boss hovering over our desks; the mad dash to the subway at the end of a long day. And in the short-term, stress makes us feel irritable, anxious, tense, distracted and forgetful. But that’s only part of the story.

Over time, elevated levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, can chip away at our physical, mental and emotional health. The link between chronic stress and the potential for mental health conditions — such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders — is well-established. But what kind of changes — both fleeting and lasting — are actually taking place in the brain when we experience a stressful event?

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

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Consumers Warm to Healthcare Wearables, But Have Concerns About Price and Privacy

“Wearable mobile technology has seen a steady growth trajectory, with corporations including Apple, Google, and Sony goosing the market for a slew of sophisticated new products.

Will consumers get on board? Are user needs being met by the products under development?A new survey by PwC provides some insight.”

Source: mhealthwatch.com

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