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Diabetes and Dementia

September 18, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes has long been associated with serious complications such as strokes, heart attacks and limb amputations. Yet long-term poorly controlled diabetes may bring about complications that may not be as dreadful and life-threatening but are debilitating to the individual just the same. One such complication is dementia. » Continue Reading

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Garlic Tablets Health Benefits

July 12, 2015 Category :Healthy News 0

Garlic is a popular spice used for flavoring food. However, aside from providing us with better food to eat, it also helps to keep us healthy. However, the benefits of garlic are achieved if garlic is consumed in concentrated portions. Fortunately, people now have garlic tablets for people to enjoy the full benefits of garlic.

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Coffee Health Benefits

April 12, 2015 Category :Healthy News 0

Coffee is very common beverage that is often drunk to get a person going in the morning. In some cases, especially for night shift employees like call center agents, coffee is used to keep oneself up and awake. This is precisely because coffee can increase energy levels as it contains a stimulant called caffeine. The caffeine that travels in the brain blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine and increase neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine that improve cognitive function including memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, and reaction times. Needless to say, Coffee also helps protect brain as it increases its power to resist development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Facts about Insulin Spray

January 10, 2015 Category :Healthy News 0

The concept of Insulin Spray was similar to like the ones asthmatic people use finally became a reality in the 1990’s. Like the inhaler, insulin spray is sprayed by a diabetic patient to take in fine insulin powder into lungs that in turn enters the blood through tiny blood vessels. This makes it more convenient for diabetics to administer insulin without the use of needles. Unfortunately, the nasal insulin spray has not received FDA approval for release because it is still under further study.

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Smoke, French Fries may Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s

April 14, 2012 Category :Health Watch 0

Physician’s warning: cigarette smoking is also bad for your brain. A recent study showed that the smoke from cigarettes, automobiles and even French fries contain a group of chemicals known as type-2 alkenes, which increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease with constant exposure.

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Entering the Twilight Zone

March 25, 2012 Category :Retirement Tips 0

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity of meeting a long lost friend. He is already in his mid-40s.”I am now married,” he told me. “I have two children and one is going to graduate next year. I feel very old now.” On the contrary, my father is in his late 60s now. But he never considers himself old.”‘ am still young” he said.”It’s as if only yesterday that I married your mother and you came along.”

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Gene linked to Type 2 Diabetes may cause Alzheimer’s

January 17, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A gene for a protein causing type 2 diabetes can possibly kill nerve cells in the brain and contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, researchers from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine revealed.

The SorCS1 gene controls the creation of amyloid-beta (Abeta) in the brain which plays a vital role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Previously, the researchers associated SorCS1 to Alzheimer’s disease and identified where the molecules lived in the cell, but not how they control Abeta.

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Old Drug shows Potential for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Treatment

October 15, 2011 Category :Health Watch 0

Methylene blue, a century-old drug, is found to address mitochondrial dysfunction—a common condition in age-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

A paper on methylene blue study, conducted by researchers from Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland, shows that methylene blue, when used at a very low concentration, slows cellular aging and enhances mitochondrial function, which potentially allows those with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s to live longer, healthier lives.

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Insulin Sulfonylurea vs Alzheimer’s

May 31, 2010 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Researchers from the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York said that insulin combined with a diabetes pill can help lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Studying the brains of 124 deceased diabetics and 124 non-diabetics with comparable age, sex, and severity of dementia, Dr. Sam Grandy of the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and colleagues, thought that the medications diabetics are taking play a role in this.

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Fight Back Brain Attack

January 5, 2009 Category :Healthy News 0

One of life’s greatest marvels is the human brain. It coordinates our thoughts, emotions, movement, behavior and sensation. In short, it directs all that we think, feel and do. Its billions of nerve cells are connected to the rest of the body through a network of specialized tissues called the nervous system. » Continue Reading

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