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Scientists discover the ‘missing link’ that triggers Alzheimer’s – and hope findings could lead to drugs that restore memory | Mail Online

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Scientists discover the ‘missing link’ that triggers Alzheimer’s – and hope findings could lead to drugs that restore memory | Mail Online

By Ellie Zolfagharifard Researchers have discovered a protein that they claim is the missing link to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. They found that blocking this protein with an existing drug can restore memory in mice with ain damage that mimics the disease. The findings could offer hope of developing drugs to slow the degenerative […]

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Alzheimer’s: New test could detect disease TEN YEARS before symptoms develop

| August 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Alzheimer’s: New test could detect disease TEN YEARS before symptoms develop

By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent Scientists hope a new test could detect Alzheimer’s disease at least a decade before symptoms appear – paving the way for early treatment The discovery of a fall in levels of a certain type of genetic material could signal an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s. The biological marker is found […]

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Why ping pong just might be the elixir of youth

| August 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Why ping pong just might be the elixir of youth

Table tennis, ping pong, wiff-waff: call it what you will, it’s increasingly popular in the UK, with 2.4 million players. Now there are suggestions it could even help with conditions like dementia. “Let’s put money on it,” he said. My dad was a little reluctant. While his opponent, Ken Leighton, seemed pretty confident in his […]

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Over-65 drinkers in health alert: Doctors call for alcohol safety levels to be halved for pensioners

| August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Over-65 drinkers in health alert: Doctors call for alcohol safety levels to be halved for pensioners

By Fiona Macrae Health risk: Pensioners have been warned to drink less alcohol or risk damaging their health Pensioners were warn ed last night to drink less alcohol or risk severely damaging their health. Doctors and public health experts said heavy drinking among the elderly was a ‘hidden problem’ and safe limit guidelines for over-65s […]

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AGING AMERICA: Live to 120? Most say no thanks – Yahoo! News

| August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
AGING AMERICA: Live to 120? Most say no thanks – Yahoo! News

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Ninety birthdays maybe, but not 120: Americans hope to stretch out life expectancy another decade or so, but they’re ambivalent, even skeptical, about a fountain of youth. A new poll by the Pew Research Center explores attitudes about a scientific quest: Creating treatments that one day might slow the aging process […]

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How facelifts make us look younger by just 3 years

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
How facelifts make us look younger by just 3 years

By Daily Mail Reporter Slim pickings: A study has found on average people look just three years younger Having a facelift makes you look just three years younger – and doesn’t improve your attractiveness, claim doctors. A unique study found plastic surgery results in a more youthful appearance, but the improvements are remarkably small. Overall, […]

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How feasting on steak and spinach can cut the chances of Alzheimer’s

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
How feasting on steak and spinach can cut the chances of Alzheimer’s

By Jenny Hope Iron-rich foods such as steak, spinach, liver and nuts could cut the risk of dementia in later life, say researchers. A study has found that people with anaemia – where levels of red blood cells are lower than normal – were more likely to develop conditions such as Alzheimer’s. The most common […]

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Want To Age Gracefully? Here’s How You Can!

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Want To Age Gracefully? Here’s How You Can!

Oh, if only we could all keep that youthful exuberance indefinitely. The world would most certainly be a more cheerful place. Unfortunately, time will take what is due and you will begin to age and ultimately feel the effects of those days and years as they pile up. Using the tips below might help take […]

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Could gum disease and poor dental health be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease?

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Could gum disease and poor dental health be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease?

By Ellie Zolfagharifard and Jenny Hope Bad teeth and gum disease could be linked to Alzheimer’s, say scientists. The bacteria caused by poor oral hygiene can kill off nerve cells once they reach the ain, causing the confusion and memory loss associated with dementia. Researchers who examined the ains of ten dead Alzheimer’s patients found […]

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As it’s revealed a third of us don’t cleanse before bed, our experiment exposes what sleeping in your make-up does to your skin | Mail Online

| July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
As it’s revealed a third of us don’t cleanse before bed, our experiment exposes what sleeping in your make-up does to your skin | Mail Online

  By Anna Pursglove Do you always take off your make-up before bed? Every night? Even after a glass of wine too many? Or when you’ve fallen asleep on the sofa? Or you simply couldn’t muster the energy? You’re not alone. In a recent survey, a third of women questioned confessed to sleeping with their […]

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