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Researchers Find Potential Link Between Air Pollution And Alzheimer’s Disease

Air pollution may be contributing to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, especially for people living in cities. A new study found tiny magnetic particles from air pollution could enter the human brain and increase the production of free radicals. Scientists believe there is a distinct possibility these free radicals could accelerate certain brain diseases like Alzheimer’s. After analyzing the brain ...

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Heart Disease Is Silent And No. 1 Killer Among Women In The U.S.

Though more than three-quarters of heart related deaths are preventable, heart disease remains the number one killer of men and women in the United States. For women, the statistics are particularly grim: Every 80 seconds a woman dies from heart disease and yet women generally do not perceive heart disease to be a top health concern. Approximately 610,000 people die ...

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Dementia Rates Are Falling, Report Reveals 44 Percent Drop In Brain Disease

Dementia rates are falling, according to a new report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Using data obtained from the Framingham Heart Study, dementia rates have fallen by 44 percent since the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Fox News reports that the most significant drop was among people who graduated high school. Data obtained from the Framingham Heart ...

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Could Oyster Mushrooms Hold The Key To Autoimmune Disease Treatments?

Scientists say that the oyster mushroom, an edible mushroom known scientifically as the Pleurotus ostreatu, may provide invaluable insight into our own immune cells and potentially help scientists develop new treatments for autoimmune diseases. The breakthrough research from oyster mushrooms couldn’t come at a better time. Currently, about 50 million Americans suffer from one of between 80 and 100 different ...

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Heart Disease: Preventing The Leading Cause Of Death In The U.S.

Heart disease, also referred to as cardiovascular disease, is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States, according to WebMD. Each year, this deadly disease claims the lives of nearly 600,000 people in the U.S. alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That is one in every four people. Although there are some ...

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Alzheimer’s: Radiologists Can Now Tell Who Will Get The Disease With MRIs

Radiologists have determined a method for finding the biomarkers that indicate future cognitive decline using Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRIs. According to the L.A. Times, the method of utilizing MRIs can also identify warning signs for additional diseases like Alzheimer’s disease when paired with other assessments. Researchers say the identification method is the best procedure yet for figuring out who ...

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Memory Loss From Alzheimer’s Disease Reversed For The First Time With Lifestyle Changes

Huge lifestyle interventions seems to have reversed memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease in some patients for the first time. The findings stemmed from the joint efforts of a team from UCLA’s Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, according to a press release. Alzheimer’s disease was first discovered 100 years ...

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