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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


Getting a Good Night's Sleep is Beneficial for Brain Health

Getting a Good Night's Sleep is Beneficial for Brain Health

Getting a good night's sleep can be essential for brain health, according to Swedish researchers who discovered that depriving healthy young individuals of a night's sleep increased blood concentrations of brain molecules to levels observed in brain damage. The researchers, from Uppsala Univer... Read More


Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Disease Brain Pathology

Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Disease Brain Pathology

Alzheimer's disease is increasingly becoming a burden in elderly patients, which is why new research into its causes is gaining priority. Now, new research links a history of concussions with Alzheimer's suggesting that a loss of consciousness could be associated with the build-up of plaques i... Read More


Study Shows Five Healthy Behaviors that Reduce Dementia Risk

Study Shows Five Healthy Behaviors that Reduce Dementia Risk

A 35-year UK study lists five lifestyle behaviors that have been found to lower the risk of cognitive decline, and researchers claim these healthy habits are more beneficial than medical treatments or preventative procedures. Published in the journal PLOS One, the study was led by Professor Pe... Read More


Vitamin D Deficiency May Damage the Brain

Vitamin D Deficiency May Damage the Brain

Vitamin D is known to play a crucial role in regulating bone health, but a new study led by University of Kentucky researchers indicates that deficiency of this vitamin may incur damage to the brain and other organs. Read More


Multimaterial 3D Printers Used to Aid Neurosurgical Training

Multimaterial 3D Printers Used to Aid Neurosurgical Training

Investigators from the University of Malaya in Malaysia, in collaboration with researchers from the UK, report that they have engineered a cost-effective model of the skull for use in practicing neurosurgical techniques. The model, created by using the latest generation of multimaterial 3D pri... Read More


Alzheimer's Disease and Poor Dental Health Linked

Alzheimer's Disease and Poor Dental Health Linked

Research has found that individuals with poor oral hygiene or gum disease could face an elevated risk for developing Alzheimer's when compared with those who have a mouth full of healthy teeth. This is according to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Read More


Individuals with Epilepsy Are 11 Times More Likely to Die Early

Individuals with Epilepsy Are 11 Times More Likely to Die Early

Individuals who have epilepsy are 11 times more likely to die early when compared with others who do not have the condition. The risk is even greater among those sufferers with mental illness, according to research published in The Lancet. Read More


Regular Physical Activity Offers Many Stroke-Lowering Benefits

Regular Physical Activity Offers Many Stroke-Lowering Benefits

Working out and breaking a sweat on a regular basis may lower your risk of stroke, according to a new study published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. The study is the first to quantify the protective effects of physical activity on stroke in a large group of men and women in... Read More


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