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How taking Omega 3 Fatty Acids could help protect cognitive function

Scientists now believe that it’s possible to prevent the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by supplementing our diets with natural omega-3 fatty acids. While we’re well aware that changes in our memory and cognitive function happen as a normal part of the aging process, these changes happen faster in people who have neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Furthermore, so far researchers ...

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Could Blueberries Ward off Alzheimer’s?

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The humble blueberry has already been credited with having the potential to lower the risk of both heart disease and cancer, but now it seems that it could also have beneficial effects for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Currently the subject of many tests, blueberries have been labelled as a ‘super fruit’ as they’re packed full of antioxidants which are believed ...

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Air Pollution May be a Major Cause of Aging Brains

Air Pollution May be a Major Cause of Aging Brains

According to a new study carried out by scientists at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, being exposed to air pollution for long periods of time may cause your brain to age more quickly, and give you an increased risk of stroke. The study, which was published in the May 2015 issue of ‘Stroke’, ...

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Space Travel could Prove Harmful to the Brain

Space Travel could Prove Harmful to the Brain

Have you always dreamed of flying into space? Of course, that dream could soon become a reality, however a recent study by researchers at the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, may make you change your mind. The study, led by Charles Limoli, professor of radiation oncology and his team, discovered that exposing lab rats to charged ...

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Where Nightmares and Science Fiction meet: How Scientists are using Mind-Reading Devices to Communicate with Victims of Locked-In Syndrome

Locked-in syndrome is the stuff nightmares are made of. With no bodily motor control – moving, breathing, speaking, etc. – you are essentially trapped inside yourself while most of your cognitive functions remain active. Locked-in syndrome is most often the result of a stroke, which can damage the part of the brainstem that paralyzes the voluntary muscles of the body ...

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