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What Balancing On One Leg Reveals About Your Brain

2014-12-23 18:32
balance and your brain

The length of time you can balance on one leg reveals some important information about your brain health, according to a new study from Japan. In addition, previous research has indicated an association between balance ability and brain function.

The first thing I did when I read the findings of the study was to stand on one leg and see how long I could balance.

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A new study shows no heart health benefit from drinking alcohol

2014-07-11 11:18
Drinking alcohol

Over the years there has been a great deal of enthusiasm among people who enjoy drinking alcohol about reports saying drinking in light to moderate amounts had been found to be good for your cardiovascular health. However, new research shows that drinking even light or moderate amounts of alcohol has no benefits for heart health.

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Computer software could help doctors predict key stroke treatment outcome

2014-04-23 23:30
Computer software outperforms clinicians for predicting stroke treatment outcome

Researchers at the Imperial College London have trained a computer to recognize patients who could benefit from stroke treatment with clot busting drugs. In a small retrospective pilot study trained computer software that is similar airport technology predicted which patients given thrombolytic drugs suffered brain bleed that leads to more disability and can be fatal.

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Stroke mortality can be increased by by drinking alcohol

2014-03-20 11:07
Drinking alcohol

Drinking in moderation it not always good for your health as some press reports may lead you to believe. A lot of people enjoy a little wine or beer now and than and feel this is perfectly safe for them. Some research has implied moderate drinking may lower your risk of developing and dying from heart disease. However, new research shows stroke mortality may be increased with moderate alcohol consumption.

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