Do Wellness Tourists Get Well? An Observational Study of Multiple Dimensions of Health and Well-Being After a Week-Long Retreat

Authors: Marc M Cohen, Fiona Elliott, Liza Oates, Adrian Schembri, Nitin Mantri

Journal: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Year Published: 2017

Background: Wellness retreats use many complementary and alternative therapies within a holistic residential setting, yet few studies have evaluated the effect of retreat experiences on multiple dimensions of health and well-being, and no published studies have […]

Amyloid-β Related Memory Decline is not Associated with Subjective or Informant Rated Cognitive Impairment in Healthy Adults

Authors: Simone Hollands, Yen Ying Lim, Rachel Buckley, Robert H Pietrzak, Peter J Snyder, David Ames, Kathryn A Ellis, Karra Harrington, Nicola Lautenschlager, Ralph N Martins, Colin L Masters, Victor L Villemagne, Christopher C Rowe, Paul Maruff

Journal: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease

Year Published: 2014

Background: The detection of early Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can rely on subjective and informant reports of cognitive impairment. However, relationships between subjective cognitive impairment, objectively measured cognitive function, and amyloid-β (Aβ) biomarkers remain unclear. Objective: To […]

Decreased serum levels of mature brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), but not its precursor proBDNF, in patients with major depressive disorder

Authors: Taisuke Yoshida, Masatomo Ishikawa, Tomihisa Niitsu, Michiko Nakazato, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Tetsuya Shiraishi, Akihiro Shiina, Tasuku Hashimoto, Nobuhisa Kanahara, Tadashi Hasegawa, Masayo Enohara, Atsushi Kimura, Masaomi Iyo, Kenji Hashimoto

Journal: Public Library of Science One

Year Published: 2012

Background: Meta-analyses have identified serum levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) as a potential biomarker for major depressive disorder (MDD). However, at the time, commercially available human ELISA kits are unable to distinguish between proBDNF (precursor […]

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