HEALTH PORTATION curated News March 22nd

ALZHEIMER - Researchers seek simple Alzheimer's test
Twice in six months, Bobbie Wilburn walked home from the grocery store because her car had been stolen. It hadn't. She just couldn't remember where she parked .. ...
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-03-simple-alzheimer.htm


BRAIN - In rats, diffuse brain damage can occur with no signs of 'concussion'
A standard experimental model of concussion in rats causes substantial brain damage—but no behavioral changes comparable to those seen in patients with concussion, reports a study in the April issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons .. ...
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-03-rats-diffuse-brain-con


BRAIN - New Views of the Brain [Slide Show]
Scientists are charting the paths of individual neurons as well as the activity of individual genes-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com .. ...
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-views-of-the-b


COOK - Why bother cooking from scratch?
It seems like a lot of work, but it's so worth it .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/why-bother-cooking-scra


FOODS - Indigenous diets can help fight modern illnesses, say health experts (Video)
Traditional food consumed by rural communities contain nutrients that are lacking in high- and middle-income countriesUnprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting calls to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients.It is believed that such a shift would help to improve society's relationship with the Earth and restore human and environmental health."The rise of the industrial model of agriculture has ...
http://www.whitewolfpack.com/2014/03/indigenous-diets-can-he


FOODS - Pathogens in cheese: Case study on Austrian curd cheese
In 2009 and 2010 two different strains of the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes were found in traditional Austrian curd cheese known as 'Quargel'. 34 people were infected, and a total of 8 patients died. Experts analyzed the genomes, and concluded that the bacterial strains display distinct properties and entered the food chain independently. The results increase the understanding of outbreaks and their prevention .. ...
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140321112256.ht


NEWS - Animals could help reveal why humans fall for illusions
Visual illusions, such as the rabbit-duck and café wall are fascinating because they remind us of the discrepancy between perception and reality. But our knowledge of such illusions has been largely limited to studying humans .. ...
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-03-animals-reveal-humans-


NEWS - Human Nose Tallies More Than A Trillion Scents
Based on humans' ability to discriminate between various close odors, researchers calculate that the average person can distinguish at least a trillion smells. Cynthia Graber reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com .. ...
http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/nose-knows
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NEWS - New Drugs May Transform Down Syndrome
Recent breakthroughs may lead to pharmacological treatments for the chromosomal disorder-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com .. ...
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-drugs-may-tran


NEWS - New and improved laser and light treatments take aim at cellulite, fat, tattoos, wrinkles and sagging skin
As more people look for ways to turn back the clock or improve their appearance, dermatologists are pioneering many of the newest aesthetic laser technologies – from tattoo removal to erasing fine lines and wrinkles to reducing fat or cellulite. Before considering any cosmetic procedure, dermatologists recommend that consumers do their homework to better understand the best technologies available for their specific needs .. ...
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140321094705.ht


NEWS-CANCER - Better predictor of prostate cancer survival proposed by research
Measuring circulating tumor cells -- the cells that spread cancer through the body -- may be a better predictor of patient survival than the prostate-specific antigen, new research indicates .. ...
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140321164852.ht


PSYCHOLOGY - For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key
Study looked at health, 'positivity' and other traits in older couple .. ...
Expert advice for those facing the challenges
http://www.webmd.com/sex-relationships/news/20140321/for-hap