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Low-Dose Marijuana Helps Reverse Dementia: New Study

Soon doctors may find a low-dose treatment for dementia with a marijuana compound as it is found to be helpful in reversing memory loss that happens to dementia patients and also improve cognitive skills. A study by researchers of the University of Bonn in Germany found that the brain in mice ages much faster when it fails to possess any ...

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Eat Grapes for 6 Months to Increase Memory, Avert Alzheimer’s, Says Study

Eating handful of grapes twice a day continuously for six months at a stretch has increased the brain metabolism and protected against significant metabolic decline in Alzheimer-related areas of the brain, said a study. Eating grape-enriched diet also increased brain metabolism in other parts of brain pertaining to attention, working memory significantly compared to those on the non-grape diet. “The ...

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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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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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Stroke Takes Away Brain Functions by 8 Years, Says New Study

In a precise and revealing study, researchers found that a stroke can reduce brain functions by 8 years affecting the elderly people aged 65 or more. Based on the data from 4,900 black and white adults, a team from the University of Michigan and the VA Centre for Clinical Management Research has come out with the finding that the results ...

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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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Depression, diabetes tied to high dementia risk

Individuals diagnosed with either depression or diabetes, or both, are at a higher risk of dementia compared with people who have neither of the conditions, said a new study. While Type-2 diabetes is associated with a 20 percent greater risk of dementia and depression alone was associated with an 83 percent greater risk, having both depression and Type-2 diabetes was ...

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World’s First Emotional Robot ‘Pepper’ for Dementia Patients’ Daily Care on Sale Now in Japan

For humans, it is difficult to monitor dementia patients but not for robots, if right software is developed, say Japanese scientists who created software to monitor and help dementia patients in their daily lives. Japan telecom giant SoftBank Mobile Corp. and Aldebaran Robotics have announced the joint development of “Pepper”, the world’s first personal robot that can read emotions recently ...

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Simple blood test to predict dementia risk

UK researchers have identified a new biomarker that would test blood to could predict the possibility of developing dementia or memory loss in old age. If it shows a low level of the biomarker apolipoprotein E in our blood, then it increases the risk of developing dementia in the future, the findings of the study involving 76,000 people showed. "The ...

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Invest in Sleep When Young, Reap Memory Benefit When Old: Study

Reverse the age-old saying that too much sleep by teenagers or youth is not good. Parents should now relax to see that a latest study has shown that sleeping more when young helps retain memory during the old age. In the middle age, more sleep during the day including afternoon naps helps the memory and protects against its decline as ...

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