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Doctors Could be Transmitting Alzheimer’s to Their Patients

By |January 11th, 2019|Categories: Brain Science|

A leading UK neuroscientist has issued a warning that neurosurgical instruments could be contaminated. He also advises monitoring blood donated by people over 60 years of age. His concerns center on the possible transmission of Alzheimer's disease to patients during certain medical procedures. He is [...]

The Appendix May Contribute to a Major Brain Problem

By |January 7th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

In their search for a therapy that can stave off brain issues like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s, researchers have performed a staggering variety of tests, scans, examinations and experiments on brain tissue. And they haven’t made much progress in figuring out functionally what happens in [...]

Tests for Dementia Not Fit For Purpose

By |December 31st, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

It's natural to assume medical tests are valid and precise. But in reality, few meet these criteria. Even if the test is accurate, mistakes can arise in the way it was executed, in calibration of equipment, specimen handling, and so forth. This can lead to [...]

Best Type of Exercise for Fighting Dementia is Also Easy

By |December 28th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

More than 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease worldwide. What’s more, experts predict that these numbers will only increase in coming years. In spite of these troubling statistics, there’s hopeful news because researchers now believe that wise lifestyle choices can prevent many cases. [...]

Use Brain Waves to Improve Your Memory and Ease Pain

By |December 24th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

I’m sure that if you’ve watched a sporting event on TV or gone to a game, you’ve seen the fans in the stands do “the wave” – standing up and sitting down in a coordinated way that sends a wave around the ballpark. Well, scientists [...]

Both New Technology and Practical Tips Can Tell Us Who’s Lying

By |December 21st, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

Pity poor Pinocchio. The wooden boy of legend always had to tell the truth – otherwise his nose would grow longer and give away the fact that he was lying. Well, soon we may all be living in a world where our bodies will betray [...]

What Winter Does to Your Brain

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

Everyone knows that winter is the flu season, and many of us also know it’s the time of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression brought on by lack of sunlight. Other issues aggravated by the winter months include asthma, cold sores, painful joints, [...]

This Trick Helps Us Remember Things We Didn’t Know We’d Seen

By |December 14th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

The brain benefits of sleep are becoming more apparent every year. Seven or eight hours of deep, restorative sleep helps regulate mood, boost learning, solve problems and preserve memory. But some people also like to enjoy a mid-day nap. And this, too, has been shown [...]

High Blood Sugar is a Four-Alarm Fire For Your Brain

By |December 10th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

The link between diabetes and all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's, is now well established. The greater the blood sugar instability, the higher the risk for dementia, with type 1 insulin-dependent diabetics having the biggest Alzheimer's risk – four times that of people who don’t [...]

New Test Predicts Future Dementia (But Not Everyone Wants to Know)

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

Your doctor completes the short procedure and gives you the unwelcome news: You are at high risk of developing a devastating neurological disease ten years down the road. This scenario could soon become a reality, because a new way has been found to predict if [...]

Is Your Brain Being Plasticized?

By |December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

Every year, companies in the US produce 100 billion pounds of plastic for all kinds of products and packaging. But a toxic substance -- bisphenol A (BPA), described as a “plasticizer” – is frequently included in plastic to make it flexible and less brittle. BPA [...]

The Temperature in Your House Affects Your Mental Power and Memory

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

When most people think about how to keep their brain working better, they probably think about foods, dietary supplements, or exercise to help support cognition and memory. But there’s a tool inside your house that can also help boost your brain power. It’s called your [...]

Breathe the “Right Way” for a Better Memory

By |November 26th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

If you've ever been in a state of sheer panic, someone may have told you to "take a deep breath" to calm yourself down. This is good science-based advice. A cluster of nerve cells in the brain links breathing to different emotional states. When we’re [...]

These Scientists Say Alzheimer’s Drugs Have Failed Because of This

By |November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

In the 1990s, the "amyloid hypothesis" provided a new and simple explanation for the cause of Alzheimer's disease. The idea was that beta-amyloid proteins build up to form plaques that damage brain cells. The brain plaque theory caught on bigtime and quickly became conventional wisdom. [...]

Studies Prove Optimists are Less Likely to Get Dementia

By |November 19th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

From ‘you’re as young as you feel’ to ‘age is just a number,’ our culture provides us with a wealth of adages urging us to take a positive attitude toward aging. Perhaps these old chestnuts sound corny (or, worse yet, like whistling past the graveyard), [...]

This Simple Therapy Might Slow Alzheimer’s

By |November 16th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

Researchers at the University of Utah think they may have found a way that might – just might – slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease – no drugs, foods or supplements required. The non-invasive technique they’re studying stimulates parts of the brain that Alzheimer’s doesn’t [...]

Don’t Let a Trip to the Hospital Set You up for Alzheimer’s

By |November 12th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

Any trip to the hospital can stress you out. The hubbub of people constantly in motion. The noises of the medical machinery. Anxiety about your health problems... And when you’re hospitalized you rarely get to relax: Your sleep is constantly interrupted. You may be besieged [...]

Clear Eyesight and Good Memory Go Hand in Hand

By |November 9th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

Over the next three decades the number of US adults with cataracts is expected to double from 25 to 50 million. It's the reason one in five lose their sight and one in seven suffer moderate to severe vision impairment. This is a needless tragedy [...]

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