Monday, February 26, 2007


There are a lot of important organs in the human body, but the brain is pretty important. Here are some interesting articles about what Woody Allen called his second favorite organ:

Good sleep is just as important to your health as are diet and exercise. I might add that learning to deal with stress is important too. Then of course there are brain exercises.

Then there is this article that says physical exercise might be beneficial for the brain.

I had always believed that when brain cells died, they were gone. But here are some brain cells that regenerate.

Researchers may have reduced the levels of certain proteins in the brains of mice, which could have positive implications for someday treating Alzheimer’s disease in humans.

There may be new ways to determine who is at risk of developing schizophrenia.

KetoCal, a commercially available high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet designed to treat epilepsy in children may be effective in treating brain tumors.

Regarding Down syndrome, here are two articles. One says that taking Gingko might improve the memory of Down’s patients. The other article is about the same research, I think, and talks about improving the memory of Down’s patients, but it doesn’t seem to mention Gingko. I don’t know why, but you can check it out for yourself.

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1 comment:

Raggedy said...

Have a wonderful day!
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