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Diet and Exercise May Be Keys to Avoiding Alzheimer's Disease

Diet and Exercise May Be Keys to Avoiding Alzheimer's Disease Seniors who follow a Mediterranean diet and get regular exercise have less than half the chance of falling victim to Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA. The study was the first to correlate the combined effects of die... Read More

Expert Commentary: Brandon Colby, MD, M.B.A. 9/15/2009

Expert Commentary: Brandon Colby, MD, M.B.A. 9/15/2009 The recent JAMA study proves, yet again, that what is good for the heart is good for the head. Both a Mediterranean-type diet (high in vegetables, fruit, fish, unrefined cereals, and olive oil, moderate consumption of red wine (1-2 glasses per day) and low consumption of fat, refined sugar pro... Read More

Blog Post: Stuart Diamond, Editor-in-Chief - May 22, 2009

Blog Post: Stuart Diamond, Editor-in-Chief - May 22, 2009 Is Coffee Good or Bad? So here is another story proclaiming the benefits of coffee. The International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism reports that a cup coffee before high intensity exercise reduces muscle pain thus helping the avid muscle grower work harder. Well, whe... Read More

Anesthesia Found to Elevate Alzheimer's Protein

Anesthesia Found to Elevate Alzheimer's Protein When the brain undergoes slight dips in temperature, such as occur during dental or surgical anesthesia, a protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease builds up faster in brain cells, according to a recent report. Read More

Test for Lou Gehrig's Disease Investigated

Test for Lou Gehrig's Disease Investigated A long-sought simple test to identify Lou Gehrig’s disease in its earliest stages may be in the offing with the discovery of high levels of several proteins in the spinal fluid of the disorder’s victims, a recent study published in the journal Neurology revealed.   &nb... Read More

Chocolate May Aid Mental Ability and Fight Mental Fatigue

Chocolate May Aid Mental Ability and Fight Mental Fatigue Dark chocolate seems to boost people’s brain power and mitigate their tendency to grow tired from mental exertion, a recent study showed.     The researchers carried out their work at the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Center at Northumbria University in Newcastle, Bri... Read More

Ozone Injections Relieve Pain of Herniated Discs

Ozone Injections Relieve Pain of Herniated Discs A non-surgical, radiologically guided injection of oxygen and ozone into bulging or herniated discs results in just as much pain relief and restoration of function as back surgery but with fewer complications and shorter recovery time, two recent studies revealed.     The grou... Read More

Walking May Stave Off Dementia

Walking May Stave Off Dementia Regular, low-intensity walking seems to help people in their 60s to lower their risk of developing dementia, according to a recent study.     The research was published in the journal Neurology, and is yet another piece of evidence for the value of exercise in putting off the ... Read More

Low Vitamin D Linked to Cognitive Impairment in Elderly

Low Vitamin D Linked to Cognitive Impairment in Elderly Elderly people with low levels of vitamin D in their blood have a 130 percent greater risk of developing cognitive impairment than people with high levels, a recent study showed. Cognitive impairment is a transitional phase between normal aging and dementia.     “Our res... Read More

Tranquil Personality May Reduce Dementia Risk

Tranquil Personality May Reduce Dementia Risk     People with a peaceful personality who are also socially active may be somewhat protected against dementia as they age, whether they are extroverted or introverted, a recent study discovered.     The investigation, which was conducted in Sweden and reported i... Read More

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