Smoking Withdrawal Shows Up in Brain Mood Centers
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Changes in brain areas
that control mood may explain why some heavy smokers become
depressed after they quit smoking, which increases their risk of
Obesity Counseling Should Stress Brain, Not Willpower: Study
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity counseling should
focus on neurobehavioral processes -- the ways the brain controls
eating behavior in response to biological and environmental factors
-- instead of personal choice and willpower, researchers
Popular Antidepressants Not Always Best Choice for Seniors
TUESDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
hugely popular antidepressants such as Prozac and Effexor might not
always be the best choice for seniors, since they seem to have more
side effects than older antidepressants do.
New Tick-Borne Illness Infects Midwesterners
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- First they spread Lyme
disease, and then babesiosis. Now, deer ticks carrying a newly
identified bacterium are infecting residents of the midwestern
United States with a disease called ehrlichiosis, and experts say
it will likely appear in other areas of the country.
Another Blood Test for Alzheimer's Shows Promise
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test that screens
for certain markers in the blood called "autoantibodies" is showing
promise in diagnosing Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.