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Rhazya stricta leaves, which have both antidepressant and sedative properties in animal models, are widely used in folk medicine in the Arabian peninsula. In this study, the effects of oral administration of leaf extracts on rat brain tribulin levels [endogenous monoamine oxidase (MAO) A and B inhibitory activity], were determined. In an acute study, low(More)
RATIONALE Soya foods are rich in isoflavone phytoestrogens with weak agonist activity at oestrogen receptors. Oestrogen treatment has been found to improve memory in men awaiting gender reassignment and in post-menopausal women. OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of supervised high versus low soya diets on attention, memory and frontal lobe function in(More)
The concept of dietary migraine as a clinical entity remains controversial. We review here such objective evidence that has been put forward for its existence. Red wine, in particular, is commonly alleged to initiate attacks in susceptible individuals. We discuss how some of its recently described pharmacological properties might trigger off the sequence of(More)
Red wine, like the drugs reserpine and fenfluramine, causes the release of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) from storage sites in vitro. This study used a neuroendocrine challenge test design to determine whether the parallel between red wine and these drugs can be extended to central actions in healthy volunteers. Vodka diluted to an equal alcohol content was(More)
AIM To explore the narratives created by non-injured family members in relation to themselves and their family in the first year after head injury. BACKGROUND A head injury is a potentially devastating injury. The family responds to this injury by supporting the individual and their recovery. While the perspective of individual family members has been(More)
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