Une drogue dure comme remède ultime à la dépression ? Il n’existe pas de moyen de traiter rapidement la dépression. Les antidépresseurs, comme le célèbre Prozac, sont utilisés depuis les années 1970, mais leur prise nécessite de patienter des semaines avant de constater une amélioration du moral. Et dans 40% des cas, ils ne fonctionnent pas. Mais pour Anu Matorin, directrice de centre d’urgence psychiatrique de l’hôpital Ben Taub à Houston il pourrait y avoir une solution rapide et efficace : la kétamine, une drogue dure illégale qui circule notamment dans les boites de nuit sous le nom de Special K.. Dans une unité spéciale de l’hôpital, où sont regroupés une vingtaine de patients aux cas trop inquiétants pour les laisser libres dans les premiers jours après leur admission, Anu Matorin expérimente, comme d’autres psychiatres aux Etats-Unis, les effets de ce traitement surprenant.
Jeudi 26 avril 2012 par jesrad William Davis est un cardiologue qui travaille à la prévention des maladies cardiaques dans le Wisconsin, aux USA. Là où il vit et travaille, les gens ne sont pas juste un peu grassouillets… ils sont énormes, avec facilement 20, 30 ou même 80 kilos de trop. Comme il l’observe parmi ses patients depuis des années, l’obésité et les signes de diabète de type 2 touchent tout le monde sans distinction autour de lui: blancs, noirs, latinos, asiatiques, jeunes, vieux, enfants (et même nourrissons !), athlètes, apathiques, célibataires, pères et mères de famille, végétariens ou pas, buveurs d’alcool ou pas, fumeurs ou pas, ça ne fait aucune différence. Lu: Wheat Belly, du docteur William Davis | Ne Cede Malis
One of the most utterly surprising scientific findings of recent decades has got to be that fat isn’t so bad for you after all. (Apart from, you know, potentially bringing on serious heart conditions.) In fact, if you’re looking for a reason for America’s ballooning girth, you’ve got to lay the blame on carbohydrates--in other words, bread and pasta, the very things that the government once advertised as the foundation of a healthy diet in the food pyramids we all grew up with. The funny thing is, though, that those low-carb diets, at this point, probably feel like another fad. The Atkins rage came and passed, after all. Pasta, Not Bacon, Makes You Fat. But How?
* Everyone needs salt to live. We will die without it, but most of us get way too much, so cutting back on sodium isn't a bad idea. With a normal, modern diet, I believe we get much more sodium than is healthy. * I'm drinking lots of water because to prevent kidney stones ... er and to be hydrated. After you pass 1 stone, you'll drink more too. Is that also a food myth?
Josh Le, University Of Alberta Student, Wears Same Pair Of Jeans For 15 Months Good news: Turns out that wearing the same pair of jeans every day isn't hazardous to your health. University of Alberta student Josh Le wore one pair of tight, raw denim jeans for 15 months starting in Sept. 2009. At the end of his trial, he and his professor, Rachel McQueen, found that the most bacteria accumulated in the crotch area of the jeans -- 8,500 to 10,000 bacterial units per square centimeter -- but overall, the pants were still safe to wear.
Walking May Increase Brain Size and Boost Memory
More employers are providing adjustable stand/sit workstations and treadmill desks, above, which run at low walking speeds. Women, men who sat for long periods of time more likely to die in study than those who didn'tIn other surveys, extended periods of sitting increased risks of illnessRecent research shows exercise can't undo damage to health from extended sitting Researchers say public health guidelines should address both physical activity and inactivity (CNN) -- Sitting too much will probably shorten your life. That might sound ridiculous -- or obvious -- depending on your perspective, but the findings don't come from a fringe study. They come from the American Cancer Society, whose researchers studied 123,216 people's health outcomes during a 14-year period. Sitting for hours can shave years off life
I took a class taught by the Penn PI cited in this article, Dr. David Dinges, called "Human Chronobiology and Sleep". I also worked part-time for a company for which he was a consultant while I was a student. He's brilliant, truly one of the world's top authorities on sleep, with an extremely impressive, 112 page CV: [www.med.upenn.edu] One thing he emphasized in his class that really stood out for me is the inverse relationship between exposure to light (especially short-wave/blue light around 470nm) and melatonin production. If you're exposed to light (i.e. from a TV, computer, phone, etc) right before you try to sleep, melatonin production is inhibited, and it's going to be very difficult to fall asleep. How Many Hours of Sleep Do You Really Need? - Lifehacker
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Stem cell setback as mice reject own tissue - health - 13 May 2011 Editorial: "Keep stem cell options open" Hopes that people might one day be given transplants made from their own cells have been dashed by experiments trying out the same procedure in mice. The mice rejected transplants of stem cells even though they had been generated from skin cells genetically identical to their own.
An Iowa man completed his Lent-long beer fast on Sunday, marking the occasion with a bacon smoothie. During the 46-day feat, J. Wilson consumed only beer and water, emulating a centuries-old tradition once practiced by the Paulaner monks of Munich, Germany. How long could a man survive on beer and water? Not more than a few months, probably. That's when the worst effects of scurvy and protein deficiency would kick in. The Budweiser diet: How long can you survive on beer alone? - By Jeremy Singer-Vine
Eat These Foods to Boost Your Brain Power and Energy - Lifehacker