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Blood Test May Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s could impact up to 14 million people in the United States alone, by 2050, as reported by The Alzheimer’s Association. Their December journal article “Alzheimer’s & Dementia” features some of this new research. The early stages of Alzheimer’s can be tricky to detect and diagnose by physicians. Researchers have designed a test for early…

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Obesity May Linked to Brain Shrinkage

We live in a time and age where lifestyle and nutrition are being highly emphasized due to unhealthy eating and living habits. Nowadays, people eat a lot of junk food because it’s affordable and readily available. To make it worse, some people will start adopting a healthy lifestyle and diet only to give up midway…

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Anxiety, Depression & Physical Health

Although we tend to make a distinction between mind and body, more and more research is showing a clear connection between our physical and mental health. Today there is an increasing call among healthcare professionals to consider mental wellbeing when treating conditions with physical symptoms. Poor mental health has now been recognized as detrimental to…

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Osteoporosis Can Increase Dementia Risk

Osteoporosis Can Increase Dementia Risk Overview Osteoporosis and dementia are two distinct medical conditions that cause different symptoms. Osteoporosis affects the bones while dementia affects one’s ability to think, remember, and reason. However, recent studies suggest that osteoporosis can increase the risk of dementia. This information is critical for people with osteoporosis who may be predisposed to…

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Breast Cancer Breakthrough

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has it that, in the United States alone, about 266,120 will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in 2018. Moreover, and sadly, about 41,000 of those diagnoses will result in death. Nevertheless, the NCI’s records indicate that the number of deaths resulting from breast cancer have been on a steady decrease…

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There Is No Amount Of Alcohol That Is Safe To Consume

It is held up as a great social lubricant and a wonderful way to have a good time, but the reality of alcohol is much darker than many of us assume. We have for years understood certain things about it such as that it is a terrible idea (and illegal!) to drink and drive. We…

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Forehead Wrinkles Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is a fairly common but extremely dangerous condition that can lead to heart attack and/or stroke. It occurs when plaque builds up inside the arteries, narrowing them and decreasing their elasticity. When the arteries weaken, the supply of oxygen to the blood is limited, and the body’s major organs (namely, the heart) suffer.…

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Only Two Weeks of a Sedentary Lifestyle can Quicken the Onset of Diabetes

According to a study published in The Journals of Gerontology, the lack of physical activity can set off full-blown diabetes in seniors especially those diagnosed with prediabetes. This can occur as rapidly as two weeks from the time of physical idleness, not within months, as some may have previously believed. Elderly people, in particular, are…

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Better Techniques to Combat Alzheimers on the Way

Despite the urgent need for better and more effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, there has not been a new or different treatment approved by the FDA for combating Alzheimer’s in over a decade. Recently, however, a group of researchers studied the current Alzheimer’s drugs development pipeline. They discovered that there were up to 105 distinct treatments…

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Microbes: Contributing Towards Better Heart Health

The kind of food that we eat plays a large role in the overall functioning of our bodies. The fuel that we give our bodies will entail the overall health that one experiences, and will also have an impact on the way the body processes this food. One component in our bodies that has become increasingly…

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