Volume 11 Issue 22
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 23-Jan-2009 
Next Update - 14:00 UC 08:00 EST 24-Jan-2009



Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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New study provides further evidence that apple juice can delay onset of Alzheimer's disease

A growing body of evidence demonstrates that we can take steps to delay age-related cognitive decline, including in some cases that which accompanies Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. more  

Only about one of ten unemployed workers obtain COBRA coverage

As unemployment rates reach the highest levels in 16 years, a new analysis from The Commonwealth Fund finds that few laid-off workers—only 9 percent—took up coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) in 2006. more

Eating less may not extend life

If you are a mouse on the chubby side, then eating less may help you live longer. more  

Video games linked to poor relationships with friends, family

A new study connects young adults' use of video games to poorer relationships with friends and family – and the student co-author expresses disappointment at his own findings. more

Sleep disordered breathing and obesity: Independent effects, causes  

In a study that addressed the issue of insulin sensitivity with respect to sleep disordered breathing (SDB), Naresh Punjabi, M.D., Ph.D. sought to examine the relationship between SDB and insulin resistance using the best tools at his disposal to do so. more

First study to test real-world effects of stun gun use raises questions about safety 

The rate of sudden deaths increased six-fold in the first year that California law enforcement agencies deployed the use of stun guns, according to a UCSF study. Findings also showed a two-fold increase in the rate of firearm-related deaths during the same time period. more

Nicotine activates more than just the brain's pleasure pathways

Duke University Medical System researchers have discovered there are differing taste pathways for nicotine, which could provide a new approach for future smoking-cessation products. more

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Lab studies demonstrated that drinking apple juice helped mice perform better than normal in maze trials, and prevented age-related performance decline in mice