Monthly Archives: December 2018

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Tests for Dementia Not Fit For Purpose

By |2018-12-31T11:02:04+00:00December 31st, 2018|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 failure to see a health problem, or, on the other [...]

Best Type of Exercise for Fighting Dementia is Also Easy

By |2018-12-28T13:52:07+00:00December 28th, 2018|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. Exercise is one of those choices. And now there’s new, [...]

Use Brain Waves to Improve Your Memory and Ease Pain

By |2018-12-24T14:47:00+00:00December 24th, 2018|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 studying the brain say that its neurons send electrical signals [...]

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

By |2018-12-21T06:17:47+00:00December 21st, 2018|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 us when we’re telling a fib. But a casual observer [...]

What Winter Does to Your Brain

By |2018-12-17T13:02:00+00:00December 17th, 2018|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, cold hands and feet, and dry skin. It gets worse: [...]

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

By |2018-12-14T09:31:33+00:00December 14th, 2018|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 to aid thinking, memory formation and learning. Now a new [...]

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

By |2018-12-10T07:05:15+00:00December 10th, 2018|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 have diabetes. Considering that four out of five Alzheimer's patients [...]

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

By |2018-12-07T14:41:24+00:00December 7th, 2018|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 you’re likely to become a victim of dementia. All it [...]

Is Your Brain Being Plasticized?

By |2018-12-03T12:18:10+00:00December 3rd, 2018|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 is most famously used in bottles for plastic drinks, including [...]