Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesdays News 11 26 2008

Research reveals mechanism linking serotonin with regulation of food intake

Genetic mouse models have provided surprising insight into mechanisms linking serotoninergic compounds with the regulation of feeding behavior and body weight. The research, published by Cell Press in the November 26th issue of the journal Neuron, pinpoints a specific group of brain cells that mediate energy balance and may lead to the development of antiobesity drugs with fewer side effects.

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http://www.physorg.com/news146922799.html
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Helping Disabled Spouse May Extend Your Life

A new research study suggests providing care to others can, at least for some, provide benefits in terms of health and longevity for the caregiver. The discovery is surprising because of prior research that has documented the stress of providing care. However, the study does support research showing that in terms of health and longevity, it really is better to give than to receive.

Source and More:
http://psychcentral.com/news/2008/11/26/helping-disabled-spouse-may-extend-your-life/3412.html
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A New Face for A.D.H.D., and a Debate

When pediatricians diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, they often ask their patients whether they know anybody else with the problem.

Source and More:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/25/health/25well.html?_r=1&em

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