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New Test Predicts The Risk of Alzheimer’s

By | 2017-11-14T08:09:31+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Brain Science|

Will You Get Alzheimer’s? Soon This New Test May Let You Know Scientists are constantly looking for methods to detect Alzheimer's at a very early stage, before any obvious signs of memory loss or when the signs are still barely noticeable. Eye tests, the ability to detect odors, altered speech patterns and vocal effects – all [...]

Chinese Plant Looks Like a Wonder Herb For The Brain

By | 2017-10-30T19:13:30+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Brain Science|

Traditional Chinese Herb Comes Out Top for All-Round Brain Protection The root of an exotic orchid has been used for thousands of years in China to relieve pain, control convulsions and treat vertigo. Now, in modern scientific studies, it has demonstrated remarkable cognitive benefits. In fact, it looks like a wonder herb. Whether it's to [...]

Zapping the Brain Boosts Memory

By | 2017-10-21T07:32:15+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Brain Science|

Devices that transmit continuous electrical impulses are well known to people fitted with pacemakers, and to patients with Parkinson's disease for whom such gadgets help reduce tremors. There is no similar device to benefit Alzheimer's patients. That’s not my news today. But scientists do believe they’ve found a novel technique that will help them. It [...]

One of The Oldest Brain Therapies is One of The Best

By | 2017-10-20T10:51:23+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Brain Science|

During the past few years technology companies have been trying to devise video games that improve brain power – with only limited success. What they’re overlooking is that there’s already an easy program -- as old as civilization itself (probably even older) -- that strengthens memory and brain function and that has potent, proven brain [...]

Overlooked Hormone Has Amazing Power of Rejuvenation

By | 2017-10-19T13:49:14+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Brain Science|

This Hormone May Restore Your Memory as You Age A year or so ago I reported on a hormone made by the body that helps neurons stay healthier and acts to keep your intellectual abilities at a higher level with the passing years. Now comes more good news from the researchers at the Columbia University [...]

Does Marijuana Hurt or Harm The Brain?

By | 2017-10-18T17:04:05+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Brain Science|

I hear a great deal about the medical benefits of marijuana these days, mostly because our group also publishes information about alternative cancer treatments. When it comes to cancer, marijuana has become quite the thing. A number of states have legalized medical marijuana. Some have gone the extra step of legalizing the drug for recreational [...]

Brain Training Exercises Only Work If You Do This

By | 2017-10-20T16:29:58+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Brain Science|

This is the Key to Training Your Brain to Resist Alzheimer’s A while back, several companies designed special computerized mental exercises that were supposed to be good for training the brain. Although heavily marketed, these programs were disappointing and didn’t do much good. The puzzles and other mental activities produced short term benefits for memory [...]

Here’s What Noise Pollution Does to Your Brain and Memory

By | 2017-10-18T13:04:07+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Brain Science|

Noise Pollution Can Damage More Than Your Hearing Spending a lot of time in noisy environments, such as working in a loud factory or living by major roadways or airports, can cause long-term damage to your hearing. This fact is pretty well known. But research now shows that noise pollution can cause non-auditory damage to [...]

Spot Parkinson’s Disease Dementia in Its Early Stages

By | 2017-08-08T08:24:57+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Brain Science|

Newly Identified Biomarkers Reveal Parkinson’s Disease Dementia Early Parkinson’s disease, like Alzheimer’s disease, is caused at least in part by tangled proteins that steadily build up on neurons. In Parkinson’s disease these clumps are called Lewy bodies. They primarily target dopaminergic neurons in a part of the midbrain called the substantial nigra, the area that [...]

This is The Real Cause of Alzheimer’s – and It’s Preventable

By | 2017-07-11T05:41:20+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Brain Science|

After all the money that’s been poured into research on Alzheimer’s, much about the disease remains controversial or just totally mystifying to researchers. And yet important progress is being made, much of it in just the last several years. Now researchers at Harvard say that they’ve discovered what’s probably a key cause of this memory-destroying [...]

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