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Key to good health? A proper diet for the brain

(Medical Xpress) -- When a psychiatrist sets out to write a diet book, he doesn’t have a slimmer waistline in mind. Drew Ramsey, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and coauthor of The Happiness Diet (Rodale, ...

Mar 23, 2012
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In what ways does lead damage the brain?

Exposure to lead wreaks havoc in the brain, with consequences that include lower IQ and reduced potential for learning. But the precise mechanism by which lead alters nerve cells in the brain has largely remained unknown.

Feb 29, 2012
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New book ponders ethical issues of genetic testing

A patient who tested positive for the gene that leads to Huntington’s disease wrestled with a host of questions. Should she have children with her husband, knowing that each baby has a 50-50 chance of inheriting the ...

Feb 22, 2012
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