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Depression and PTSD May Be Linked to Dementia

Apr 4, 2019

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 that...

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Anxiety, Depression & Physical Health

Apr 4, 2019

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...

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Blood Test May Help Diagnose Alzheimer's

Apr 4, 2019

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....

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Obesity May Linked to Brain Shrinkage

Apr 4, 2019

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 and go back to their old bad...

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Risk Factors for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Feb 12, 2019

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common autoimmune disease. Approximately 1.3 million Americans are affected. By definition, autoimmune diseases attack healthy cells which causes inflammation in certain parts of the body. RA usually attacks several joints in the body, including the knees, wrists, and hands. The inflammation caused by RA...

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Not Exercising May Be Worse Than Smoking

Feb 12, 2019

While healthy living and exercising go hand in hand, and the overall benefits of being fit are common knowledge, a new study found that not exercising is particularly bad for the health. While that might not sound groundbreaking, what is interesting about the study is that it claims that having a sedentary lifestyle is not only bad for the health,...

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Probiotics May Help Kill Superbugs

Feb 12, 2019

Antibiotic resistance is a growing issue. It's become a leading health crisis for our time. Drugs that were once reliable treatment options have been rendered nearly obsolete in a clinical setting. As a result, 10 million lives are at risk each year. However, probiotics may provide the solution doctors have been looking for.Dangers of...

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Seafood May Promote Healthy Aging

Feb 12, 2019

A recent Tufts University study that examined 2,622 adults showed that the consumption of the omega-3s in seafood can promote healthy aging. This is good news for those who want to experience vibrant health for their whole lives, including on into their golden years. While some aspects of the study require more follow-up to determine exactly which...

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Can Exercise Prevent Alzheimers

Dec 10, 2018

While we tend to think of Alzheimer's disease as a condition that only affects the elderly, this isn't necessarily true. As many as 200,000 Alzheimer's patients are under the age of 65, indicating this is a form of dementia that can affect anyone at any time. Once an individual does begin to develop the disease, it will progress, or...

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