Tuesday, October 14, 2008

BBC NEWS | Health | Internet use 'good for the brain'

BBC NEWS | Health | Internet use 'good for the brain': "For middle aged and older people at least, using the internet helps boost brain power, research suggests.

A University of California Los Angeles team found searching the web stimulates centres in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning.

The researchers say this might even help to counter-act the age-related physiological changes that cause the brain to slow down.

The study features in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

'A simple, everyday task like searching the web appears to enhance brain circuitry in older adults'
Professor Gary Small
University of California Los Angeles

As the brain ages, a number of changes occur, including shrinkage and reductions in cell activity, which can impact on performance.

It has long been thought that activities which keep the brain active, such as crossword puzzles, may help minimise the impact - and the latest study suggests that surfing the web can be added to the list.

Brain activity in an experienced internet user when searching the web

Lead researcher Professor Gary Small said: 'The study results are encouraging, that emerging computerized technologies may have physiological effects and potential benefits for middle-aged and older adults.

'Internet searching engages complicated brain activity, which may help exercise and improve brain function.'

The latest study was based"

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

DailyMed: About DailyMed

DailyMed: About DailyMed: "Keflex is indicated for the treatment of the following infections when caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms:

Genitourinary tract infections, including acute prostatitis, caused by Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, and Klebsiella pneumoniae"