Stressed Out Decision-Making, Vaccines and CFS, and Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2008

Stress Hinders Rats’ Decision-Making Abilities (Science Daily) A little bit of stress goes a long way and can have far-reaching effects. Neuroscientists from the University of Washington have found that a single exposure to uncontrollable stress impairs decision making in rats for several days, making them unable to reliably seek out the larger of two […]


Dental Stress, Stress About the Dentist and Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2008

tvol/Flickr Worries About Money Can Take a Toll on Your Teeth (Daily Herald) Does the sinking stock market cause you to clench your teeth? Do you wake up with a headache, sore teeth or a sore jaw? Millions of people clench and grind their teeth without realizing it, particularly while they’re sleeping. Both habits can […]


Stat!: Health Conditions Most Apt to Keep You from Work

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2008

Top five health conditions causing people to miss work for 10 or more days each year: Heart disease Diabetes Depression High blood pressure Stress/anxiety Notably, these are overwhelmingly preventable conditions, brought on or aggravated by lifestyle choices. Could the bad economy spur more of us to make better health choices? There’s certainly financial incentive. After […]


1 Week Blog Vacation

Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2008

We’ll be taking off time from the blog this week but will resume our regular posting schedule next Monday. In the meantime, we encourage you to explore the Know Thy Health Archive here, as well as browse the library at Dr. Verigin’s main site, biologicaldentalhealth.com. A sample of the articles you’ll find there: How We […]


Quick Links: Stress Effects, Incense & Cancer, Cavity Detection, How Words Wound, & Global Benefits of Going Local

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2008

Chronic Stress Alters Our Genetic Immune Response (Science Daily) In a very promising preliminary study, Miller and colleagues found that the pattern of gene expression differed between caregivers of family members with cancer relative to a matched group of individuals who did not have this type of life stress…. Gregory Miller, Ph.D., corresponding author, explains…that, […]


Quick Links: Effective Ortho, Early Diet & Later Health, Food & the Brain, Turning Off Stress Genes with Yoga

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2008

Survey: Most Effective Dental Braces Are Least Attractive (Physorg) FDA Slowing New Medicine Pipeline (WSJ via azcentral.com) 100 Californians Injured by Hospitals Each Month (MedHeadlines) Mother’s Junk Food “Harms Child” (BBC) Early Life Nutrition May Be Associated with Adult Intellectual Functioning (Science Daily) Scientists Learn How Food Affects the Brain: Omega 3 Especially Important (Science […]



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