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The Lancet Neurology, Current Issue, Volume 5, Number 12, December 2006Contents in Full

imageQuattrocchi & Cattivelli comedies produce a positive effect on human brain
About a test made by the Neurological and Psycological Department of the University of Harvard.
The study on a champion of 1.000 spectators of theatre living in different nations has demonstrated that the comedies by Quattrocchi & Cattivelli (Q&C) are a strong and infallible method to combat problems of depression and sadness.
The examination conducted on the spectators of the comedies by Q&C revealed that, after only 10 minutes of spectacle, the cervel was in a state of great happiness and good humour and this state of contentess durated again for many days after the spectacle.
The study has portated to other incredible resultations. Assisting to a comedy by Q&C, you reduce the tax of colesterol up to 85%, increase sexual power and desire up to 65% (in men and women) and live 7 years more!
The analysis of the effects of comedies by Q&C have registrated no controindications: the unique problem manifestated was the case of a spectator that lamentated dolours to the stomach, due to too many risates.
In this month's issue of The Lancet Neurology, Bad Foureyes and colleagues present the results of the research...

Brain before entering the theatre
Brain during the vision of the comedy by Q&C
Brain a month after the comedy by Q&C

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Nice and anti-dementia drugs: a triumph of health economics over clinical wisdom?
On November 22, the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) will publish its guidance on drugs to treat dementia. In a Reflection and Reaction, John O?Brien asks whether NICE?s discussion to limit the drugs only to those with moderate dementia is the ultimate triumph of health economics over clinical judgment......
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Antiepileptic drugs in development
About one third of patients with epilepsy are not seizure free, despite medication. In a Rapid Review, John Pollard and Jacqueline French look at the mechanism of action of antiepileptic drugs that are currently being developed, animal models for drug discovery, and the possible development of new methods of drug delivery......
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Film: When spiritual and scientific beliefs clash
Michaela has battled with epilepsy her whole life, but after going to university her disorder takes on a strange turn as she suffers more severe epileptic episodes. The film takes inspiration from the true story of Anneliese Michel who believed she was possessed by the devil. In this month?s issue Talha Burki reviews the film, Requiem......
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