Frying Oil Guidelines at Odds With Neurodegenerative Risks

New research on rats suggests reusing deep-frying oils may increase oxidative stress, inflammation, and neurodegeneration risk.

A spoonful of olive oil a day could reduce risk of death from dementia: study

globalnews.ca – A study has found that about a spoonful of olive oil a day could lower the risk of dying from dementia. The study, published in the JAMA Network Open on Monday, observed more than 90,000 adults in the U.S. over 28 years, 65 per cent of whom were female. The mean age was 56 at the beginning of the study. The women’s cohort was from the Nurses’ Health Study from 1990 to 2018, and the...

NYT: RFK Jr. says worm ‘got into my brain and ate a portion of it’

Pork tapeworm infections can be difficult to diagnose because when the worm is alive it masks itself from detection and doesn’t show up on scans.

Anger management: 10 tips to tame your temper

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK – Keeping your temper in check can be challenging. Use simple anger management tips — from taking a timeout to using "I" statements — to stay in control. Do you fume when someone cuts you off in traffic? Does your blood pressure rocket when your child refuses to cooperate? Anger is a common and even healthy emotion. But it's important to deal with it in a positive way. Uncontrolled anger can...

Man who spent 13 years in a coma woke up to tell incredible story

Martin Pistorius spent years of his life locked in a coma.

Dementia treatments linked with serious side effects: Study

The treatments are highly controversial due to the serious side-effects and their limited efficiency.

Warning as Microplastics Escape Gut to ‘Infiltrate’ Brain

"After four weeks, the team found that these microplastics had extended far beyond the mice's guts, infiltrating tissues in their livers, kidneys and even their brains."

Florida man beaten after making fun of woman with Down syndrome

Brent George is accused of being drunk and starting a fight at a bar inside Disney's Boardwalk Inn.

Untangling the threads of early onset dementia

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK – Changes in personality, behavior and language are hallmarks of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), the most common form of dementia in patients under the age of 65, which is associated with degeneration of the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. Researchers have known that a less common protective variant of a gene called TMEM106B may slow disease progression, and now they have new insight into how parts of the protein produced...

COVID Linked to Lower IQ, Poor Memory and Other Negative Impacts on Brain Health

"COVID-19 poses a serious risk to brain health, even in mild cases, and the effects are now being revealed at the population level," clinical epidemiologist Ziyad Al-Aly said

How a Florida woman’s NYC selfie led to her brain tumor diagnosis

THE NEW YORK POST – Eight years ago, Megan Troutwine traveled to New York City to see her late cousin, Tony Martinez, who was living in Harlem. “We had so much fun, just taking pictures and seeing the sites,” the good-spirited 33-year-old from Hudson, Florida, told The Post. “When you have family living there, your heart hits those streets differently.” Megan Troutwine realized something was wrong after taking this selfie outside of Rockefeller Center. Courtesy of...

Neurological conditions now leading cause of ill-health worldwide, finds study

THE GUARDIAN – Neurological conditions ranging from migraine to stroke, Parkinson’s disease and dementia, are now the leading cause of ill-health worldwide, causing 11.1 million deaths in 2021, research has revealed. The number of people living with or dying from disorders of the nervous system has risen dramatically over the past three decades, with 43% of the world’s population – 3.4 billion people – affected in 2021, according to a study published in the Lancet. The...

A Harvard nutritionist and a neuroscientist agree this is the No. 1 food for a healthy brain

CNBC – Across the board, experts agree that eating leafy greens is essential for overall health, especially for your brain. Some of the green leafy vegetables that you can add to your meals are: Kale Spinach Lettuces Cabbage Swiss chard Bok choy Mustard greens 3 reasons experts say a diet rich in leafy greens is good for your brain 1. They're rich in B vitamins Often, conditions like depression and dementia are associated with a vitamin B deficiency,...

Daily fibre supplement improves older adults’ brain function in just 12 weeks

King’s College London – A study published recently in Nature Communications by researchers from the School of Life Course & Population Sciences showed that a simple and cheap fibre supplement can improve performance in memory tests associated with early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. First author Dr Mary Ni Lochlainn, from the Department of Twin Research, said: "We are excited to see these changes in just 12 weeks. This holds huge promise for enhancing brain health and...
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