CTE Risk, Severity Increases With Years Playing Football

Nov 12, 2019 by

New research from Boston University School of Medicine has found that the risk and severity of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) increases with every year of football played. The study was published in Annals of Neurology....

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Food Comas May Help Preserve Long-term Memory

Nov 5, 2019 by

Although most of us probably think of food comas as something that shuts down our brain, new research from New York University has found that food comas may actually help us to form long-term memories....

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Blood Thinner May Delay Alzheimer’s

Oct 31, 2019 by

A team of investigators from New York and Span found than an existing blood thinner may help delay the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The study was done on mice but the scientists found that that just one year’s treatment...

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Slow Walkers Have Older Brain and Bodies at 45

Oct 29, 2019 by

Your walking speed at age 45 can serve as a marker for accelerating aging. In fact, researcher found that people who walk slowly at age 45 also tended to have worse teeth, lungs and immune systems than their age-similar...

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Microglia May Offer New Alzheimer’s Target Treatment

Oct 24, 2019 by

Researchers studying mice have a new theory about Alzheimer’s: that microglia (a type of brain immune cell) drives the tissue damage that is linked to tau clumping. These findings might offer a new approach to delaying the dementia that’s...

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Fluctuating blood pressure may hasten cognitive decline

Oct 22, 2019 by

A team of scientists from the NILVAD study group looked at data from a variety of European research institutions and found that fluctuations in blood pressure correlate with a faster rate of cognitive decline among people with Alzheimer’s....

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Poor oral health linked to cognitive decline in elderly

Oct 16, 2019 by

Two studies from Rutgers University looked at perceived stress and cognitive decline. They found that perceived stress may hurt oral health. This, in turn, may lead to cognitive decline, especially among the elderly. Both of the research papers from...

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