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How Gut Bacteria Can Impact Brain Health

How Gut Bacteria Can Impact Brain Health

Recent studies suggest that the hordes of bacteria living in the gut may impact mental functioning. The human body is home to close to 100 trillion bacteria - that indicates that there are close to 10 times as many bacterial cells as human cells in your body. Mounting evidence indicates that t... Read More


Working Memory May Be Boosted by Green Tea

Working Memory May Be Boosted by Green Tea

Green tea has been noted for numerous health advantages, including its potency against cancer, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Now, new research indicates the beverage can boost our brain's cognitive performance, particularly the area of working memory. Read More


Common Form of Dementia Could Be Treated with Blood Pressure Drug

Common Form of Dementia Could Be Treated with Blood Pressure Drug

A common drug for treating high blood pressure could become the first ever treatment for one of the most common types of dementia within a decade, according to two leading charities. The widely prescribed amlodipine had demonstrated promising effects in individuals with vascular dementia, the ... Read More


Elderly Patients Face Elevated Dementia Risk Following General Anesthesia

Elderly Patients Face Elevated Dementia Risk Following General Anesthesia

Elderly individuals who have faced exposure to general anesthesia have a 35% greater risk of developing dementia. This is according to researchers from the University of Bordeaux, France and reported an the annual Euroanasthesia congress. Lead researcher Dr. Francois Sztark and his team explai... Read More


Memory and Thinking Capacity Preserved with Mediterranean Diet

Memory and Thinking Capacity Preserved with Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet has been found to be associated with preserving memory and cognitive abilities, according to researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Athens, Greece. The study was reported in the journal Neurology. Read More


Reduced Dementia Risk Linked to Chewing Capacity

Reduced Dementia Risk Linked to Chewing Capacity

People who are able to maintain their ability to chew are possibly less likely to develop dementia, compared to individuals who cannot chew well anymore. This is according to researchers from the Karolinska Institute and Karlstad University. The authors report their findings in the October iss... Read More


Coffee Consumption Protects Against Alzheimer's

Coffee Consumption Protects Against Alzheimer's

Consuming coffee through middle age can help ward off Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia, reducing the risk of these disorders by up to 65 percent, a recent Finnish study has discovered. According to lead researcher and associate professor at University of Kuopio, Miia Kivipelto, this study... Read More


"Mind-Reading" with MRI-Computer Technology

A machine reading human thoughts? Science fiction fantasy may be far further along then we may have ever imagined Read More


Caffeine Found to Reverse Alzheimers' In Mice

Caffeine Found to Reverse Alzheimers' In Mice

Giving the caffeine equivalent of five cups of coffee a day to aged mice with symptoms of Alzheimer's reversed two signs of the disease: it reversed memory impairment and reduced the hallmark protein (beta-amyloid) in the animals' blood and brains, according to recent research. The research wa... Read More


Why a Cognitive Workout is Important to Brain Health

Why a Cognitive Workout is Important to Brain Health

According to Shlomo Breznitz, former professor of psychology, and president of University of Haifa, Israel - as we age, the choices we make about diet, exercise, and sleep can impact our brain's health over time. Some of these choices not only keep our brain functioning, but can also reduce th... Read More


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