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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


Exercise May Limit Alcohol's Damaging Impact on the Brain

Exercise May Limit Alcohol's Damaging Impact on the Brain

Aerobic exercise can aid in preventing and even reverse some brain damage linked to elevated levels of alcohol intake. This is according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder and published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. Read More


Parkinson's Patients May Benefit from Acupuncture

Parkinson's Patients May Benefit from Acupuncture

Acupuncture may aid in relieving some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, according to researchers from the University of Seoul, South Korea, and reported in CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics. It appears that acupuncture reactivates parts of the brain that have become deactivated, the author... Read More


Brisk Walks Outdoors Can Benefit Stroke Survivors

Brisk Walks Outdoors Can Benefit Stroke Survivors

A recent study finds that enjoying routine brisk walks outdoors can aid individuals recovering from a stroke. The benefits include improvement to physical fitness, a better quality of life, and an increase in mobility. The researchers from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, report t... Read More


Multiple Sclerosis Patients are not aided by Opening Veins

Multiple Sclerosis Patients are not aided by Opening Veins

A procedure known as libation treatment, that involves the opening of veins, does not improve outcomes for Multiple Sclerosis patients, according to researchers from the University at Buffalo. In some cases, patients ended up with a worsening of symptoms. 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


Deadly Brain Cancer Can Be Fought with Patient's Own Fat Cells

Deadly Brain Cancer Can Be Fought with Patient's Own Fat Cells

There is a type of stem cell in the human body that can chase and treat cancer cells. Now a new study from the US indicates that brain cancer patients' own fat may be the best resource for these mesenchymal stem cells capable of delivering treatments directly into the brain following the surgi... Read More


Stem Cells Aid Stroke Recovery

Stem Cells Aid Stroke Recovery

Stem cells extracted from bone marrow or fat can improve recovery following a stroke in rats. This is according to a study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy. The study findings reveal that treatment with stem cells were able to improve the amount of... Read More


Women Can Reduce Their Stroke Risk by Walking

Women Can Reduce Their Stroke Risk by Walking

Recent research indicates that women who walk for at least three hours a week can reduce their risk of stroke. Published in the journal Stroke, the finding contributes to a growing collection of evidence indicating numerous health benefits gained through exercise. Read More


Alzheimer's Patients May See Memory Restored with Diabetes Drug

Alzheimer's Patients May See Memory Restored with Diabetes Drug

Canadian researchers have found a drug originally intended for diabetes treatment could restore memory in brain cells adversely impacted by Alzheimer's disease. In tests conducted on animal brain cells, they discovered that the diabetes drug AC253 restored memory to levels similar to those of ... Read More


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