Genetic Factor May Contribute To Forgetfulness

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Genetic factor may contribute to forgetfulness.

Are you forgetting where you put your keys, purse and sunglasses? Can’t remember someone’s name? Didn’t notice the stop sign? Those who frequently experience such cognitive lapses now have an explanation. Psychologists at the Universität Bonn have found a connection between such everyday lapses and the DRD2 gene.

Next time you visit your GP to have your blood pressure (BP) checked, you may want to ask the nurse to do it.

Researchers have found that doctors routinely record higher levels. The study was led by the University of Exeter Medical School, and supported by the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care in the South West Peninsula (NIHR PenCLAHRC).

Stress seems to undermine empathic abilities in men but increase them in women.

Stress could be undermining not only our health but also our relationships with other people. Stressed males tend to become more self-centered and less able to distinguish their own emotions and intentions from those of other people.  For women the exact opposite is true, according to new research published in Psychoneuroendocrinology.

New drug raises potential for cancer treatment revolution.

A new study at the University of Warwick, published in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition, reveals a new drug that may be able to manipulate the body’s natural signaling and energy systems, allowing the body to attack and shut down cancerous cells.

State-of-the-state on genetic-based testing, treatment for breast cancer revealed.

A review of the role that information gathered through genetic testing plays in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer has been conducted. The resulting paper discusses targeted therapies, new biomarkers, and the quality of commercially available testing methods. “A personalized approach increases the precision and success of breast cancer treatment,” said Gregory Tsongalis, PH, director of Molecular Pathology at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and lead author of the paper.

After struggling with her own severe menopause symptoms and doing years of research, Ellen resolved to share what she learned from experts and her own trial and error. Her goal was to replace the confusion, embarrassment, and symptoms millions of women go through–before, during, and after menopause–with the medically sound solutions she discovered. Her passion to become a “sister” and confidant to all women fueled Ellen’s first book, Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness. As a result of the overwhelming response from her burgeoning audiences and followers’ requests for empowering information they could trust, Ellen’s weekly blog, Menopause MondaysTM, was born.