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Blood pressure drugs may boost brainpower: Side effect of medicines slows dementia patients’ mental decline

| July 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Blood pressure drugs may boost brainpower: Side effect of medicines slows dementia patients’ mental decline

By Jenny Hope Smart pills? Lisinopril is part of a family of blood pressure drugs called ACE inhibitors which could boost patients’ ain power, research suggests Doctors have long recognised that taking blood pressure drugs may slow the onset of Alzheimer’s. Now researchers have uncovered the first evidence that the drugs, called ACE inhibitors, may […]

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Multivitamin studies have found some supplements could do more harm than good

| July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Multivitamin studies have found some supplements could do more harm than good

By David Derbyshire Are supplements a quick health fix or can vitamins actually be bad for you? Vitamin pills are big business – from chewable ones for children and tablets especially tailored for women going through the menopause to essential oils for dodgy joints and high-dose vitamin C to pep up your immune system, there’s […]

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Mistaken Identity—Prion Disease or Alzheimer’s on Fast Forward?

| July 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
Mistaken Identity—Prion Disease or Alzheimer’s on Fast Forward?

Though considered a strange beast in the grand scheme of brain disorders, could rapidly progressing dementia be more common than scientists think? Because Alzheimer’s is a famously slow disease, people whose cognition deteriorates steeply are often referred to prion centers. Surprisingly, researchers are finding that many of them do not have Creutzfeldt-Jakob (CJD) or another […]

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Mental decline at age 90 is less than a decade ago

| July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Mental decline at age 90 is less than a decade ago

Getting very old does not necessarily come with the absolute decline in mental and physical functioning that is commonly expected, more research shows. People who reach their 90s today show improved mental performance compared to people in the same age group born a decade earlier, a new study shows.(Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images) Getting very […]

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Tests for Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

| July 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
Tests for Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

  The studies, presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Paris, are part of a widespread search for ways to detect Alzheimer’s before memory problems begin, when drugs and treatments have a better chance of making a difference. “I don’t think we can wait until people develop Alzheimer’s disease or mild Alzheimer’s. I think […]

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Could This Pill Give You All The Benefits Of Exercising Without The Grunt Work?

| July 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
Could This Pill Give You All The Benefits Of Exercising Without The Grunt Work?

It’s the sort of news that will have government health officials slapping their palms to their foreheads, but two newly published studies are looking into the possibility that we might be able to get all the health benefits of exercise in a pill. A new study shows that a certain compound can affect the levels […]

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MitoQ: Anti-wrinkle cream that claims to REVERSE ageing discovered by accident

| July 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
MitoQ: Anti-wrinkle cream that claims to REVERSE ageing discovered by accident

By Martha De Lacey Many medical eakthroughs – including those that unearthed Viagra, Quinine and Botox – have been made completely by accident, while scientists were searching for cures for another ailment entirely. And it’s happened again, this time when researchers at Camidge University were looking for a cure for liver damage and accidentally created […]

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The good news about cancer Survivors are living longer

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
The good news about cancer Survivors are living longer

July 07–SEBRING — It was more than three years ago, around the same time as those enlarged prostate commercials were appearing on TV, that Dan Echols, then 58, noticed problems. He went to a local doctor, who said that enlarged prostates were a common problem for men his age. “So I dismissed it and went […]

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Anti-ageing research points to the key to keeping us younger

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Anti-ageing research points to the key to keeping us younger

One of the most promising avenues of anti-aging research comes from inside our own bodies: the telomere. Is ageing a process that we simply have to accept as a fact of life? A philosopher would say yes. Many doctors would also agree: our cells eventually reach a point where they can no longer divide and […]

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Look Younger: 6 Ways To Feel Like A Teenager This Summer

| July 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Look Younger: 6 Ways To Feel Like A Teenager This Summer

No, we have no desire to be 18 again. But wouldn’t it be great to — at least sometimes — look and feel a bit more like a teenager? Oh, the energy we’d have! As we move through summer, try these six tips to help you look and feel your best. Have your own ideas? […]

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