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A New Approach May Yield a Treatment for Alzheimer’s

The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Over time, Alzheimer’s disease destroys an individual’s ability to think and to independently go about the activities of daily life. It robs a person of their ability to relate to others, and tragically destroys their ability to remember the important people and events in their life.…

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Feeling Busy is Good for Your Health

Recently, a simple yet fascinating study was conducted at the global business school INSEAD, which has campuses in France, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi, along with the Fox School of Business at Temple University in Pennsylvania, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of…

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Do Probiotics Work? Sometimes.

Among the hottest trends in health foods today is probiotics. The live organisms contained in various probiotic pills and powders are thought to promote a healthy bacterial presence in the gastrointestinal tract. The importance of healthy gut flora has been well-studied and well-documented, but a question that has never been accurately answered is whether probiotics…

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Diabetes Risk Discovered with Use of Statins

As we know, medications can have some undesirable side effects. When our doctor prescribes a medication, they take into account the positive effect the medicine is intended to have versus the negative impact it may have. However, this only applies when the negative side effect of the specific medication is known. A recent large-scale study…

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Diabetes Drug Proves Effective in Treating Anxiety and Depression

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 100 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes. As is well known, diabetes increases the risk for many serious health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney disease, and blindness. What it is less known is that diabetes…

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NAD, eNAMPT, and the Fountain of Youth

The inevitable decline that comes with aging, from hair loss to wrinkles, from muscle loss to the loss of mobility, and the increased risks of numerous serious diseases from cardiovascular disease to cancer, have made the search for methods to slow the aging process a top research priority. Several methods, including simple lifestyle changes, have…

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Dementia and the Seasons

Seasonal changes have been linked with a number of illnesses. For example, Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, is a type of depression that occurs during the winter months, when people’s exposure to the sun is limited due to the shorter days. It has also been shown that schizophrenia is most likely to begin…

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A Breakthrough in Pancreatic Cancer

In its early stages, pancreatic cancer has no symptoms. In its later stages it basically untreatable. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of death due to cancer in the United States. The NCI estimates that in 2019 there will be nearly 57,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer…

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Both Too Little and Too Much Sleep are Bad for Cognition

There is mounting evidence that shows the direct negative effect of diminished sleep on health, including cognitive health. Researchers from Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute in Canada, in the largest sleep study ever conducted, examined sleep data from 40,000 people. Dr. Adrian Owen, a cognitive neuroscience researcher at the Western University Institute explained, “We…

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New Hope for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

In the opinion of many experts, Alzheimer’s disease has become a global epidemic, with more than 35 million people worldwide now living with the devastating effects of this disease. Statistical models estimate that the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease will rise by at least 50% within the next 10 years. It has long been…

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