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Five Foods Which Could Affect Your Memory and Cognitive Ability

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While many of us will choose to eat a particular food because we’re told it’s ‘good’ for us, there are some foods which have been proven to be not so beneficial for our health, with research showing that certain foodstuffs can actually affect some of the functions of the body, particularly when it comes to your memory and cognitive abilities. ...

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Can Staying Physically and Mentally Active Lessen the Risk of Alzheimer’s?

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It’s long been thought that regular participation in both physical and mental activities may reduce the risks of developing neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Whether that’s taking part in cardio vascular activities such as running or walking, enjoying the latest science fiction novel, concentrating on building muscles through strength training, or simply applying yourself to a crossword or planting out ...

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The Difference between Super Agers and Regular Agers

The Difference between Super Agers and Regular Agers

Have you ever heard of Super Agers? They are people over the age of 80 who have the ability to retain an incredibly sharp memory, much more so that in relation to their peers. Researchers are now focusing their studies on the brains of these Super Agers to figure out just how and why their brains are able to retain more ...

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The Disease-preventative Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Benefits of Drinking Coffee

More and more scientific studies have been producing results that daily coffee consumption conveys numerous positive health benefits. Drinking coffee has been linked to improvements in memory, reaction times, energy levels, mood elevation, and numerous additional cognitive functions. Alzheimer’s disease The research is in, and it’s claiming that regular coffee drinkers can reduce their chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease by ...

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The Link Between Spinal Cord Injuries and Brain Damage

The Link Between Spinal Cord Injuries and Brain Damage

Until recently, most of the research on spinal cord injuries (SCI) has failed to focus on the effects of spinal cord damage on brain function. Researchers at the University of Maryland Medical School (UM SOM) are now discovering that SCI can produce extensive and continuous brain inflammation, leading to nerve cell damage and cognitive complications. Unfortunately, little research has been ...

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