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LATE: A Brain Condition That Mimics Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease brings a lot of pain to people across the world. One has to sit and watch as their loved one almost literally fades away into a new person before death. It is hard to care for a family member who has this disease, but, with patience and perseverance, it can be done. More…

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Cutting a Certain Amino Acid May Help the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Harvard Medical School’s scientists have recently discovered something totally unexpected about ER (estrogen receptor) positive breast cancer through a study they jointly conducted with other research center colleagues around the country. In a range of lab experiments, they also learned that SLC7A5, the cell surface protein helping cells to obtain leucine, has an impact on…

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Life Expectancy Increasing Despite Health Care Inequalities

Life expectancy is always a hot topic, especially when considering a broad spectrum of countries. Despite all of the civil wars and continuing fatal diseases in the world, the latest release from the United Nations reveals that life expectancy is still improving and making good gains especially in the developed world. In this article, we…

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Most U.S. Seniors Will Lack Funds for Assisted Living By 2029

According to a new research study, by 2029 the majority of middle-class U.S. seniors will not be able to afford assisted living programs. The problem derives from the fact that the number of middle-class seniors will explode in the next decade. While today there are around 8 million middle-class people 75 years old or older, in…

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The Best Diet For Older Adults

Is there a best diet for older adults? As we age, our metabolisms naturally slow down – it’s inevitable. This poses a unique problem for older adults because a huge component of weight loss is muscle mass. In a sort of paradoxical approach to weight loss, we cut calories but that causes us to lose muscle,…

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Could Exercise Prevent Tumour Growth

Statistics from the American Cancer Society has shown that in the year 2019 over 100,000 people will be diagnosed with new cases of cancer of the colon and over 44000 people with rectal cancer. Furthermore, researchers have also predicted that over 50,000 people will die due to colorectal cancer. The primary methods that have been…

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How Stem Cells Can Help Repair Your Brain

A healthy brain plays a critical role in our total health and wellness. Discovering that we have deficiencies in brain function or other neurological disorders can be a devastating diagnosis, and it leads many of us on a desperate search for answers to our health crisis. Recent studies on stem cells and their effect on our…

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Excessive TV in Seniors Tied to Poorer Memory

A new study suggests that older people may want to restrict their TV watching in order to retain their memory and cognitive abilities. The study indicates that, among those 50 and older, watching three and a half hours of television daily directly relates to a decline in verbal memory. Television and Cognition There has been concern over…

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Depression and PTSD May Be Linked to Dementia

If you have been following health news, especially news related to neurocognitive disorders, you may have heard that there is scientific data that shows a link between PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and dementia, which is any number of neurocognitive disorders that can affect the brain and lead to memory loss. It is also worth noting…

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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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