Schizophrenia Causess

A reliable cause or sets of causes for schizophrenia have not yet been identified, but current research suggests that the disease is the result of a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. In other words, schizophrenia can occur due to the combination of inherited and acquired brain vulnerabilities as well as stressful life-events. Continue reading


Electrical stimulation to enhance memory

By the late eighteenth century, the Italian doctor Luigi Galvani (1738-1798) proved the electrical nature of nerve impulses. And he did the experiment that most remember having heard at school: by a small electric current applied to the spinal cord of a dead frog, Galvani, succeeded his legs, even separated from the body, took as if the animal were alive. You may also like to visit

That same experiment came to realize with corpses. So he concluded that the electricity needed to achieve these movements did not come from outside but was generated inside the living organism itself, which, once dead, retained the ability to drive the momentum and react to it accordingly. Continue reading


The vegetarian gene that protects the brain and heart

The brain and nervous system are high in two fatty acids long-chain polyunsaturated: arachidonic acid (omega-6) and docosahexaenoic acid (omega-3, DHA). Food of animal origin, especially oily fish, is the main source of these important for the body in general and for the brain fatty acids. When the supply is scarce, these essential compounds must be synthesized metabolically from plant precursors. According to a study by Cornell University, the physiological demand of arachidonic acid and omega-3 EPA and DHA, in countries where the diet is mainly vegetarian is probably favored a gene that helps a much more efficient synthesis of these key metabolites. To read more interesting topic like this you can also visit Continue reading


The multitasking switch brain

The daily life imposes on us frequently to be aware of several things at once. According to a study, as women, and particularly mothers, who more work in multitasking? Apparently, they spend nearly half their time doing two or more things at once. Work, housework and childcare make the switch multitasking brains of women who have children are working at full capacity. On the contrary, parents only spend a third of their time to multitasking and more rewarding activities. To read more interesting article like this you can also visit Continue reading


Contact lenses and eye infections

Those who usually wears contact lenses suffer from eye infections, but because it happens? An American study has recognized a possible cause.

Wearing contact lenses is a habit for some 65% of women and 35% of men, but tradition does not rhyme with good behavior, so are many who complain of eye conditions and eye infections. Why?

A study at New York University by a group of researchers from the Langone Medical Center analyzed the bacteria present on the eye than twenty people, of these nine daily use contact lenses and eleven do not. Continue reading


FDA in favor of the drug that stimulates female sexual desire

The Federal Drug Administration approved the flibanserin, a drug to stimulate sexual desire in women.

The US Federal agency committee that oversees food and drug safety (FDA) has come out in favor of flibanserin with 18 votes in favor and 9 against. It is an important decision because it contrasts with the previous two votes, both to the detriment of the medicine, and represents the recognition of the right of good female sexuality, a theme that, in America, have fought and are fighting numerous associations for woman rights. Continue reading


Combat anxiety with the active life

Anxiety is a frequent disorder in today’s society, yet not always the cause is psychological: the vital energy could be hampered by a sedentary lifestyle.

Diabetes, obesity, overweight. So far, these were the pathologies considered a direct consequence of a sedentary lifestyle, and these now adds another disorder: anxiety.

Because a sedentary lifestyle causes anxiety? Researchers from the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research at Deakin University, Australia, led by Megan Teychenne conducted nine studies to verify how and how much a little or no physical activity able to affect the health of the mind over the body. It was found that spending all his free time watching TV, playing video games and eating snacks staying on the couch are deleterious behaviors for body and mind. The reason may lie in excessive stimulation of the nervous system, committed too many hours in front of a screen, the important causes difficulty sleeping well, generating thus a state of restlessness and anxiety. Continue reading


Lyme Disease: What is the syndrome that hit Avril Lavigne?

To have Lyme disease, an infection from a tick bite the Canadian star Avril Lavigne has publicly stated that it can cause very serious problems.

It is widespread, in the world there are frequent cases, such as in Austria, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Canada. We speak of Lyme disease; an infection caused by a tick bite in 2013 hit the singer Avril Lavigne, now halfway through its course of treatment after a troubled period of diagnosis. Continue reading