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Resveratrol in Red Wine, Chocolates Prevents Alzheimer’s, Insists Researcher

Resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine is thought to impact Alzheimer’s disease biomarker, said a study reiterating series of research reports which appear often in support of red wine consumption. However this time, citing the largest nationwide clinical study of high-dose resveratrol intake by people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, it was found that a ...

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ALZHEIMER’S:  Novel treatment may reduce brain plaques

Researchers have discovered that the same protein that controls fat metabolism in the liver is also responsible for lowering abnormal clumps of proteins – called brain plaques – that block normal nerve cell communication leading to the Alzheimer’s disease. A novel treatment combining lipid-lowering drugs that reduce plaque formation and a vitamin A derivative that stimulates that fat metabolizing protein eventually ...

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Coffee or tea? Which One is Better Healthwise?

A recent study has shown that people consuming three to five cups of coffee a day have the lowest risk of clogged arteries and heart attacks. The latest finding was by the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Seoul in South Korea, which examined the link between coffee consumption and the presence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) which is an early indicator of coronary ...

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Viagra potential found in treating cancer too but …

Viagra, known only for its property to enhance sexual performance among the aged or affected people may prove useful to treat cancer, if combined with new drugs, say scientists and it can even treat neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The team from Virginia Commonwealth University revealed that an experimental compound derived from the drug Celebrex interacts with Viagra to reduce ...

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How coffee can reduce your risk of multiple sclerosis?

Drinking coffee may be associated with a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), in addition to the study that said it reduces the risk of Pakinson’s and Alzheimer’s too. “Caffeine intake has been associated with a reduced risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and our study shows that coffee intake may also protect against MS, supporting the idea that ...

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New skin test to help doctors diagnose Alzheimer’s early

Alzheimer’s or age-related memory loss in elderly people that affects majority of people can be diagnosed with the help of skin tests at an early stage by detecting elevated levels of abnormal proteins, a new research has found. “Until now, pathological confirmation was not possible without a brain biopsy, so these diseases often go unrecognised until after the disease has ...

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Why Some Superagers Have Sharp Memory Power?

Some “superagers” or people aged 80 and above, have sharper memories or as sharp as those of healthy people with a unique brain signature, finds a research. The team from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine found that brains of 80-year-old superagers look 30 years younger, revealing why the memories of these cognitively elite elders do not suffer the usual ...

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Nasal Insulin Spray Helps Delay Alzheimer’s Disease: Study

Researchers have found that the insulin nasal spray device is helpful to cater the energy needs of brain directly and help patients with Alzheimer’s. When insulin levels go down, brain nervous system responds with symptoms of confusion, anxiety, visual difficulties, and heart palpitations, according to Mayo Clinic online information, which also states that irregularities in insulin levels could be one ...

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Brain has weak spot for Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia: new study

The human brain has a fragile spot for Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia, said a study involving 484 healthy people aged between eight and 85 years has found. The team of British researchers looked at how the brain naturally changes as people age. The images revealed that parts of the brain that were the last to develop were also the first to ...

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Researchers Pinpoint Where Memories are Generated in Brain

An international team of researchers has successfully determined where memories are generated with a level of precision that has been never achieved before. The researchers were able to pinpoint this location down to specific circuits of the human brain. “We have been able to locate the generation of human memories to certain neuronal layers within the hippocampus and the entorhinal ...

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Sugary Drinks, Sweets Erode Memory in Adults, Kids: Study

It is not new but repeatedly proved by a study that the so-called energy drinks or sweet-ridden popular drinks like Pepsi or Coke are more harmful to health, especially memory problems in kids and adolescents, besides causing bone damage, tooth decay and obesity. The study conducted by the University of California in United States adds to host of similar studies ...

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