Saturday, September 13, 2003

Comfort-food cravings may be body's attempt to put brake on chronic stress: "UCSF researchers have identified a biochemical feedback system in rats that could explain why some people crave comfort foods - such as chocolate chip cookies and greasy cheeseburgers - when they are chronically stressed, and why such people are apt to gain weight in the abdomen"

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Yours, mine, ours: "Three decades after The Brady Bunch idealized the blended family, stepfamilies still struggle to merge two sets of customs and habits and parenting styles - and armloads of baggage"

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Omega-3 Fats Might Protect Your Heart, Brain | theledger.com: "...psychiatrists are also taking a closer look. Omega-3s, dubbed the 'happy' fats in some quarters, are under investigation for treating depression, bipolar disease, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, alcoholism, Alzheimer's disease and even the socalled baby blues, or postpartum depression"

Sunday, September 07, 2003

People keep their distinctive patterns of cognitive ability as they age: "New research reveals that, contrary to prior thinking, even the very old retain their distinctive patterns of cognitive strengths and weakness. The findings are published in the September issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology"

This means you will retain the mental skills you have.