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New Imaging Method Could Lead to Diagnosis of Early Stage Parkinson’s Disease – Neuroscience News

Summary: Cellular changes associated with Parkinson’s disease could be revealed with the use of quantitative MRI which allows for a deeper examination of microstructures within the striatum. Source: Hebrew University of Jerusalem Parkinson’s is a progressive and debilitating disease of the brain that eventually compromises patients’ ability to walk and even to talk. Its diagnosis …

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N.J. reports 2,425 cases, 0 deaths, 1st day in almost a week with fewer than 2,500 cases

N.J. reports 2,425 cases, 0 deaths, 1st day in almost a week with fewer than 2,500 cases

New Jersey on Sunday reported another 2,425 confirmed COVID-19 positive tests and no confirmed deaths, the first time in six days that there were less than 2,500 new cases reported. Cases had been climbing recently with omnicron’s subvariant BA.5. The subvariant spreads rapidly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it accounted for …

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A Better Way To Walk: Nordic Walking Improves Quality of Life, Depression, and Functional Capacity

Nordic walking, also known as pole walking, requires more effort to be applied to the poles with each step than conventional walking does. Upper body muscles are stimulated more during Nordic walking than they are during regular walking, which may cause considerable increases in heart rate at a given speed. When compared to walking without …

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The Nordic diet emphasises a greater intake of fruit, berries, vegetables, whole grain products, fish and game, and less intake of sweets, milk products, meat and poultry. It is a healthy choice and if you are smart about it can be a much cheaper way to live

Berries, cabbage and canned fish – should we be embracing the Nordic diet?

The so-called Mediterranean diet is held up as a gold-standard of healthy eating but there is another meal plan that is packed with just as many nutrients, experts  explain.  The Nordic diet emphasises a greater intake of fruit, berries, vegetables, whole grain products, fish and game, and less milk products, meat and poultry. The key …

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Loss of Male Sex Chromosome Leads to Earlier Death for Men – Neuroscience News

Summary: Study reports that age-related loss of the Y chromosome in men is linked to heart muscle scarring and an increased risk of heart failure. The findings may explain why men tend to die, on average, seven years younger than women. Source: University of Virginia The loss of the male sex chromosome as many men …

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