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Omega 3 Fatty Acids Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk, Finds Study

Omega 3 fatty acids may increase blood flow to the brain reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, found a study done by the Amen Clinics Inc in the US Alzheimer’s affects and destroys memory causing immense irreversible damage to the brain memory functions. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in — flaxseed oil, walnuts, salmon, soybeans, and spinach — have shown anti-amyloid, ...

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Finding Alzhemer’s Early with Graphic Characters Greebles

Unique graphic characters Greebles may help in detecting signs of Alzheimer’s disease decades before symptoms become apparent, said Emily Mason, a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Louisville. In an article published online last week in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Mason said that cognitively normal people who have a genetic predisposition for Alzheimer’s disease ...

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Brain Volume Indicates Possible Weight Loss in Older Poeple: Study

If you’re trying to lose weight, what are your chances of success? Your brain may hold the key. Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center believe they may have found a way to predict who will be successful in their weight-loss efforts with a quick, non-invasive brain scan. In findings from a small study published in the current online issue ...

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Sensor to Detect B-12 Deficiency Developed To Help in Dementia, Alzheimer’s

In old-age, the frequent occurrence of B12 deficiency could lead to dementia and even Alzheimer’s disease as the body metabolism fails to absorb the vitamin from the diet, requiring an early medical intervention. To help detect B12 deficieny early, Australia’s University of Adelaide researchers have developed a first of its kind optical sensor using a technique called Raman spectroscopy that ...

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Walnuts, Mediterranean Diet Reduce Weight in Women, Says New Study

In a toast to Mediterranean diet, a study by researchers of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine proves that weight loss programs that provide healthy fats, such as olive oil in the Arab diet, or a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet have similar impacts on pound-shedding. To be precise, the researchers hit upon a meal plan rich in walnuts, ...

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Alcohol Wards Off Early Death in Alzheimer’s Patients, Say Puzzled Danish Researchers

In a strange result from a study, consumption of alcohol was found to have warded off an early death in some patients of Alzheimer’s disease, making experts speculate on possible reason behind it. The finding was that moderate drinking was linked to a lower risk of dying from heartattack or stroke, while past research has thrown sufficient light on possible ...

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Researchers Isolate Immune Gene That Can Cure Parkinson’s, Dementia

A research team at University of Copenhagen, Denmark, has discovered that non-inheritable Parkinson’s disease may be caused by functional changes in the immune regulating gene Interferon-beta (IFNβ) and targeted treatment with IFNβ-gene therapy can successfully prevent its neuronal death and the disease effects. The results, published in the journal Cell, show that the immune gene IFNβ plays a vital role ...

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3-year Old Diagnosed With Type-2 Diabetes in US, Youngest Ever

In a rare case, a three-and-a-half-year-old girl has been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, making her one of the youngest people ever detected with the disease. Type 2 diabetes is linked to poor diet and obesity. It is most common among the middle-aged and elderly people, but in the last few years type 2 diabetes have taken lives of poor children. ...

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Top 6 Mantras to Keep Diabetes Far Away From You

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Are you sure that your blood sugar is in control? There are about 8.1 million diabetes cases which go undiagnosed every year. Joy Bauer, a nutrition expert, has suggested to start with incorporating some of the simple lifestyle changes, like monitoring blood glucose levels, taking medication as directed by doctors, maintaining a healthy weight, aiming for at least 30 minutes ...

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Voice Patterns May Reveal Hidden Alzheimer’s for Early Detection: Indian Origin Scientist

Researchers have found that the voice patterns reveal more than we think we know, as they point out the imminent danger of Alzheimer’s in future, if it is there. Sona Patel, an Indian-origin researcher in US has embarked upon research to develop a low-cost test to decipher patients with Alzheimer’s just by listening to their voice patterns over the phone. ...

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New Study Shows Potential Alzheimer’s Treatment Using Insulin

Dementia or a condition where the patient suffers corrosion of memory, thought process, conduct, and the capability to carry out daily chores, as explained by the World Health Organization (WHO), is one of the growing concerns of the medical world. Offering some hope, a new study has shown that insulin might bear potential to treat dementia, which is most usually ...

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Routine Dementia Treatment Can Prompt Damaging Weight Loss: New Study

In a new discovery, scientists found that medication of one major disease could cause another major adverse effect on health. Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) discovered that routine drugs used for the treatment of dementia can lead to damaging reduction of weight, recommending that clinical experts must confront this issue before prescribing these medicines to older ...

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Smoking, Alcohol, Obesity, Diabetes May Help To Imply Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease: New Study

Smoking, alcohol consumption, diabetes and obesity are known to cause risk to the heart, increasing chances of cardiovascular diseases like heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest. A new study has now uncovered that these factors could also be initial symbols of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles ...

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Meet Krtin Nithiyanandam, Indian boy behind new test to detect Alzheimer’s early

Indian boy in Britain has developed a simple test to detect Alzheimer’s disease, which hinders memory and cognition features in brain as people age. The device will detect the first symptom of Alzheimer’s will 10 years in advance. Krtin Nithiyanandam, 15, from Epsom, Surrey, has developed a ‘trojan horse’ anti-body that can enter the brain and get itself attached to ...

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‘O’ Blood Type People More Protected from Alzheimer’s Than Others?

The universal blood donors with ‘O’ type blood are more protected from the risk of Alzheimer’s or memory loss compared to other blood groups, says a new study by the University of Sheffield. However, the famous case of Alzheimer’s that had caught the attention of the world was of former US President Ronald Reagan’s and incidentally, he was of ‘O’ ...

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Sleeplessness is the Missing Link to Alzheimer’s Disease: UC Study

Scientists from the University of Columbia, Berkeley believe that sleeplessness leads to memory loss as a deficit of the deep, restorative slumber needed to hit the save button on memories in turn leads to the beta-amyloid protein to trigger Alzheimer’s disease. “Our findings reveal a new pathway through which Alzheimer’s disease may cause memory decline later in life,” said UCB’s ...

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Diabetes Leads to Alzheimer’s, Reiterates New Study

Though it was long held that there is a link between diabetes and the Alzheimer’s disease, another strong evidence has been found by researchers reiterating the fact. With high glucose levels in the blood, the amyloid beta, a key component of brain plaques in Alzheimer’s patients, also increases, said a study conducted in mice. The build up of these plaques ...

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Overheated, Fried Food Inceases Alzheimer’s Risk: Study

In a surprising reveation, it was found that eating food cooked at high temperatures increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Either over-cooked or aged food for a long time such as in hard cheese increases the content of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), or compounds of sugars and proteins and other large molecules. AGEs increase the risk of various chronic diseases ...

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New Non-Invasive MRI Scan to Detect Alzheimer’s Early Developed

Scientists have developed a new non-invasive MRI-based scanning method to detect Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages, that was not possible in the traditional imaging method, raising hope that drug makers can now focus on treating the disease at its early stage. The new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology can detect the amyloid beta brain toxins responsible for onset of the disease as ...

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UCLA scientists who ‘eliminated’ traumatic memories now say restoring lost memory possible

Prof David Glanzman of the University of Calinfornia, Los Angeles who had successfully “eliminated” traumatci memories of veterans of war, rape victims and other people who have seen horrific crimes in 2011 has been in news this time for restoration of lost memories in Alzhemer’s patients. Glanzman, a cellular neuroscientist, and his colleagues discovered that the long-term memory for sensitization ...

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