You are reading this right now- because I donâ€™t post video blogs and because reading is a most efficient modality to obtain information.Â Most of us are capable of reading 500+ wpm (some of us closer to 2000) and can accommodate changes in type design and size with ease.
You have a new baby.Â You are trepidatious that it may be allergic.Â So, no aspirin for it; instead you rely upon Tylenol (acetaminophen).Â Along comes a new study- Tylenol may be causing the worldwide epidemic in asthma casesâ€¦..One study even claims 40% of all cases may be caused by TylenolÂ (the studies use acetaminophen or peracetamol- the generic nomenclature, the news agencies report the brand name).Â And, you thought J&J had headaches beforeâ€¦
I think I’ve been a little too serious lately. And, before I switch to a more business like topic, I thought I’d share some really useful research with you today…
UK Scientists [lead researchers Drs. Christine Ecker and Declan Murphy] from Kingâ€™s College (London), have developed a new computer coupled brain scan procedure that can detect Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in adults.Â Â There is no known single cause for ASD, which affects just under 1% of all newborns in the US, 50% more boys than girls. Â This complex brain disorder is associated with impaired social interactions and communications, which manifests itself during the first three years of life.Â While unknown at present, ASD is considered to be genetic in origin- either the result of mutations or combinations of various genetic variants.
John Trojanowski, of the University of Pennsylvania lead a research study that has isolated attest that seems to be 100% accurate in predicting who will develop Alzheimer’s. The results will be presented in Archives of Neurology.
The Inner Life of Your Brain
We now see that our personalities become fixed at a rather early age; some of us can, indeed, change our types (previous post), but itâ€™s somewhat hard.Â â€¦Â Most of us attributed these things to how Â neurotransmitters and hormones affect our brain centers.Â Yet, we also know that certain parts of the brain are associated with different behaviors.Â The medial orbitofrontal cortex is involved with rewards (as is the neurotransmitter dopamine); other regions are associated with threat response; still others with negative effects and punishment; lateral prefrontal cortex deals with planning and voluntary behavior; and, thereâ€™s a region associated with Â examining the mental states of others.