Study links omega-3s to improved brain health

Healthy study volunteers whose red blood cells contained higher concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids were found to have better brain structure and cognitive function in middle age.

5 Surprising Causes of Memory Loss

If you have difficulty remembering things, your mind may make the leap to Alzheimer’s disease — but that’s not the only cause of memory loss.

Anne Heche Is Brain Dead

Anne Heche remains in critical condition as police continue to investigate her car crash.

Bobby Crimo: Stoner, Wannabe Rapper, Product Of Failed Parenting

Confessed Highland Park shooter Robert Crimo III admitted to cops three years ago that he was a depressed teenage drug user when quizzed about threatening to “kill everyone” in his family, newly released documents show ...

Single Brain Scan Can Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease Quickly; 98% Accurate

IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON – A new machine learning algorithm can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease from a single MRI brain scan, using a standard MRI machine available in most hospitals. New research breakthrough uses machine learning technology to look at structural features within the brain, including in regions not previously associated with Alzheimer’s. The advantage of the technique is its simplicity and the fact that it can identify the disease at an early stage when it can be...

One-Week Break From Social Media Improves Health

Results of a study that asked participants to take a week-long break from social media find positive effects for wellbeing, depression and anxiety.

Fitness May Reduce Dementia Risk 33%

A recent study finds further evidence that fitness might reduce dementia risk.

Cutting Back On Final Drink Of Day To Boost Brain Health

Hannah Devlin, Science correspondent, 4 Mar 2022 THE GUARDIAN – Cutting back on the final drink of the evening could substantially improve brain health, scientists have said. A major study of more than 36,000 adults suggests that the negative effects of alcohol consumption grow stronger with each additional drink. So those who drink several units each day potentially have the most to gain by reducing their drinking. Dr Remi Daviet, the study’s first author, who is based...

Dementia Tied to Resting Heart Rate

MEDPAGE TODAY – Higher resting heart rate (RHR) was linked to greater dementia risk and faster cognitive decline independent of cardiovascular disease in a study of more than 2,000 older adults in Sweden. People with RHR of 80 bpm or higher had a 55% increased risk of developing dementia compared with people whose RHR was 60-69 bpm (adjusted HR 1.55, 95% CI 1.06-2.27), reported Yume Imahori, MD, PhD, of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, and...

Grand Ole Opry Legend, 89, Dies Of Dementia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country musician Stonewall Jackson, who sang on the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and had No. 1 hits with "Waterloo" and others, died Saturday after a long battle with vascular dementia. He was 89. The Opry, the longest-running radio show in history, announced Jackson's death in a news release. Jackson, a guitarist, performed on the Opry beginning in 1956 and was still appearing on the show in 2010....

What Happens When You Only Drink Red Wine And Water

PSYPOST – Red wine induces psychological states characterized by bliss, a focus on the present moment, an enhanced fascination with one’s surroundings, and a softening of the differentiation between oneself and the environment when consumed in a tranquil environment, according to new research published in PLOS One. Although the intoxicating effect of alcohol is common knowledge, little research has been conducted to examine how wine consumption is related to specific changes in consciousness. Study author Rui...

This Early Dementia Sign Is Becoming Far Too Common

AP – Some of the early signs of dementia are financial: forgetting to pay bills, for example, or having trouble calculating a tip. People who develop dementia also are more likely to miss credit card payments and have subprime credit scores years before they're diagnosed, according to a study published last year in medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers linked health records for more than 80,000 Medicare beneficiaries to credit bureau data and found that...

NFL Racist? “Race-Norming” Applied To Dementia Test Results

The NFL is set to propose changes to the $1 billion concussion settlement on Wednesday after an outcry over test score adjustments known as "race-norming," which make it harder for retired Black players to win dementia awards that average $500,000 or more.

‘Religious’ Exemptions Add Legal Thorns to Looming Vaccine Mandates

With workplace vaccine mandates in the offing, opponents are turning to a tried-and-true recourse for avoiding a covid-19 shot: the claim that vaccination interferes with religious beliefs.
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