Neurology & Nutrition @ ScienceIndex.com
Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) May 03, 2012
ScienceIndex.com is a health sciences social network established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources from science journals, books and websites worldwide. The site covers news in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society. In the field of Health Sciences, the site has now included the two new categories Neurology and Nutrition. While the Neurology category covers the nervous system and its disorders, the Nutrition category covers nourishment, including nutrients that organisms must obtain from their environment to maintain health.
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ScienceIndex.com's Neurology category covers the nervous system and its disorders. It currently contains 40,521 articles partly derived from 147 scientific journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through a Neurology Sciences RSS feed. One of the latest additions covers depression and quality of life in monogenic compared to idiopathic, early-onset Parkinson's disease (PD). Depression affected 31% of early-onset PD cases, 21% of late-onset cases, and 44% of manifesting carriers of mutations in PD genes, but was rare in the nonmanifesting carriers (7%) and healthy controls (5%). The authors suggest that the Quality of Life (QoL) and, possibly, overall prognosis of all PD patients can be improved by appropriate attention and treatment for depression, sleep impairments, and anxiety, even if the treatment of the motor problems cannot be further optimized. Another recently published article in this category reviews treatments for diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSP) is the most frequent form of diabetic neuropathy and effective disease-modifying treatment is not available beyond the interventions of optimal glycemic control, and possibly lifestyle and risk factor modification. The authors summarize that effective treatments for painful DSP include pregabalin, amitriptyline, duloxetine, venlafaxine, gabapentin, opioids, nitrate sprays, capsaicin, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.
ScienceIndex.com's Nutrition category covers nourishment, including nutrients that organisms must obtain from their environment to maintain health. It currently contains 2,356 articles partly derived from 17 scientific journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through a Nutrition Sciences RSS feed. One recently included article in this category reviews recently published scientific reports on the bioactive compounds present in virgin argan oil along with their possible beneficial effects on human health, which could justify consideration of this oil as a new functional food. Virgin argan oil contains high levels of linoleic and oleic acids, tocopherols (especially γ-tocopherol), and minor compounds such as sterols, carotenoids, and squalene. It's total antioxidant capacity is higher than that of other vegetable oils. The authors conclude that scarcity of clinical data hampers relevant conclusions about the therapeutic effects of virgin argan oil. Another recently published article describes visual development of human milk-fed preterm infants provided with extra energy and nutrients after hospital discharge. At four and six months of age, intervention infants demonstrated higher grating acuity compared to those in the control group and adding a multinutrient fortifier to a portion of the expressed breast milk improved their early visual development.
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