Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Stress Hormone Could Trigger Mechanism for the Onset of Alzheimer’s

A chemical hormone released in the body as a reaction to stress could be a key trigger of the mechanism for the late onset...

Gum Inflammation Linked To Alzheimer’s Disease

NYU dental researchers have found the first long-term evidence that periodontal (gum) disease may increase the risk of cognitive dysfunction associated with Alzheimer's disease...

High Glucose Levels May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

Higher blood-sugar levels, even those well short of diabetes, seem to raise the risk of developing dementia, a major new study finds. Researchers say...

UCLA Study Points to Iron as Cause of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease has proven to be a difficult enemy to defeat. After all, aging is the No. 1 risk factor for the disorder, and...

Omega-3 Reduces ADHD Symptoms in New Animal Study

A new multidisciplinary study shows a clear connection between the intake of omega-3 fatty acids and a decline in ADHD symptoms in rats. Researchers at...

Translating Nature’s Library Yields Drug Leads for AIDS, Cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease

An ingredient, prostratin, derived from a medicinal tea traditionally brewed from tree bark by tribal healers on the South Pacific island of Samoa is...

Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Nutrition and Aging

By Ward Dean, MD Every cell in the human body is packed with tiny organelles called mitochondria (Fig. 1). Mitochondria are often referred to as...

New Study Reveals How Brain Flushes out Toxins During Sleep

Sleep Clears Brain of Molecules Associated With Neurodegeneration A good night's sleep literally clears the mind. Researchers have shown for the first time how the...

Hardening of Arteries Linked to Plaques in Brain

Even for elderly people with no signs of dementia, those with hardening of the arteries are more likely to also have the beta-amyloid plaques...

Magnesium Levels Vital to Aging Brain Health

November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month and the serious issues of cognitive health will be in the spotlight in the coming weeks. The medical...

Disrupted Sleep Linked to Neurodegenerative Conditions, Alzheimer’s Disease

Broken Cellular 'Clock' Linked to Brain Damage A new discovery may help explain the surprisingly strong connections between sleep problems and neurodegenerative conditions such as...

Blueberry-Rich Nutritional Supplement Improves Cognitive Performance in Older Adults

Declines in the underlying brain skills needed to think, remember and learn are normal in aging. In fact, this cognitive decline is a fact...