Music for the brain - as a foreign language

Music for the brain - as a foreign languageMusic for the brain - as a foreign language The brain perceives music as another foreign language. To such conclusion scientists from the University of Liverpool, who explored the area of the brain, which was considered to be associated exclusively with the function of speech in musicians. It turned out that they, regardless of the tool that they have, in this area of the brain was more gray matter than humans, far from music. These data, according to Professor of behavioral neuroscience from the German University of Konstanz Thomas Elbert (Thomas Elbert), 'agree well with the existing view that musicians process music as an additional language'. This scientist also has been studying the activity of the motor cortex while playing musical instruments. In this study, conducted under the guidance of British neurologists Vanessa Sluming (Vanessa Sluming) and Neil Roberts (Neil Roberts), was attended by 26 musicians of men aged from 26 to 66 years. Читать полностью -->

Smokers can save antioxidant vitamins

Smokers can save antioxidant vitaminsThis study was designed to determine the possible protective effects of antioxidants (vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and red ginseng) on lipid peroxidation in smokers, vucurevich 20 or more cigarettes a day. Students male smokers were prescribed supplements containing antioxidants (200 IU of vitamin E, 9 mg of beta-carotene, 500 mg of vitamin C or 1.8 g of red ginseng) for 4 weeks. Smokers were characterized by a significantly lower initial concentrations of vitamin C, beta-carotene and alpha-tocopherol in plasma, as well as significantly higher rates of lipid peroxidation. After the appointment of antioxidants showed a significant increase of the level data of micronutrients. The treated beta-carotene, vitamin E significantly increased the level of high density lipoprotein, and concentrations of markers of lipid peroxidation decreased gradually. Findings suggest that smokers have insufficient concentrations of antioxidant vitamins in plasma and that the supplements they can to protect smokers from oxidative damage. Читать полностью -->

Pediatricians ask for help

Pediatricians ask for helpRussian pediatricians are concerned with the upcoming health care reform. According to a new project aimed at improving the structural efficiency of the medical industry, the widespread recently in professional circles by the Ministry of health, Institute of children's doctors will be disbanded. To replace him will come family doctor General profile. As commented yesterday that decision at the IX Congress of pediatricians of Russia Director of the Scientific centre of children health RAMS, Alexander Baranov, "the introduction of such reforms would be a tragic mistake, because it will destroy the unique Russian system of health protection of mother and child". However, the health Ministry has not yet made decisions on the program. As explained in the main medical Department of the country to the correspondent of the newspaper "Vremya Novostei", the project is only being discussed, and the final decision will be taken on Board of the Ministry of health in March. Читать полностью -->

Short genes lead to more severe depression

Short genes lead to more severe depressionThe researchers found that the likelihood of depression in humans depends on the type of specific genes, which he bears. The researchers watched for 30 years for the group in 847 people born in 1972-1973 in New Zealand. Scientists have tried to understand why some people are easier to cope with stressful situations, such as divorce or dismissal from work, while others fall into a deep depression. Suspicions researchers were associated with the gene, known under the code 5-NTT, which controls the production of serotina in the human body. It is believed that the level of serotina that participates in the transmission of nerve impulses between brain cells, affects our mood. Every man carries within him a couple of 5-NTT. Читать полностью -->

Family remedy for flu and colds

Family remedy for flu and coldsFamily remedy for flu and colds Each season brings to our home unique joys and challenges. Along with the snow, skiing, ice skating and a happy New year, winter is the time for flu and colds. Perpetrators viruses just waiting when we get dressed "weather" and perekladka. Intermittent failure in the protective forces of the body ends in the evening headache, runny nose and General malaise. At night or the next morning join chills, cough and temperature -"bouquet", which places us 5-10 days in bed. Of course, as they say, the potential options, and many of us carry the disease on their feet. Читать полностью -->

Teenagers and sex

Teenagers and sexTeaching teenagers to control fertility and the precautions against sexually transmitted diseases enraged many parents. They are convinced that it means to teach children how to sin with impunity, and are convinced that such knowledge encourage students to increased sexual activity. In the adolescent or do not receive the information or the information presented at this level that students are unable to learn how to behave reasonably. Fortunately, most teenagers reach adulthood without suffering from excessive sexuality and avoiding the devastating consequences. The biggest disaster is not a venereal disease, and even early pregnancy and early marriage. Even if the bride is not pregnant, it's not the best start to adult life. Читать полностью -->

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