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New treatment strategy for Parkinson’s

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A group of researchers from John Hopkins have reported that they’ve identified a protein that enables toxins to spread between the brain cells of mammals, and that they’ve also found a way to block the action of the protein by using a drug that’s currently being tested in clinical trials as a potential therapy for cancer. This discovery gives hope ...

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Exercising when young promotes a healthy brain and metabolism

Exercising when young promotes a healthy brain and metabolism

We all know the importance of exercise, but researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have recently discovered that taking exercise early in your life can promote a healthier brain and more efficient metabolic activity, which can last for the course of your lifetime. Their research was published in a recent edition of the journal Immunology and Cell Biology, and ...

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Obese People Are More Likely to Develop Meningioma

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People who are obese are 50% more likely to develop a common type of brain tumour known as a meningioma. This statistic was revealed in a new study carried out by scientists at the German University of Regensburg, and published in a recent edition of the journal Neurology. The study, which looked at data from over 6,000 people with brain ...

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How Practicing Mindfulness Can Improve the Quality of our Sleep

How Practicing Mindfulness Can Improve the Quality of our Sleep

We all know the importance of getting quality sleep, but sometimes when we’re tossing and turning in bed, it can seem extremely elusive. With mindfulness and its associated benefits being the ‘in’ therapy of the moment, could it help us to acquire good sleeping habits? What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of focusing our awareness and attention on the present ...

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The Newest Breakthrough in MS Treatment is Only in its Beginning Stages, yet Hopes are High

The Newest Breakthrough in MS Treatment

Prepare your brain for a word scramble: multiple sclerosis hematopoietic stem cell transplant patient. Yes, that’s a real thing, and yes, it is kind of mind blowing. Why you should care about that word scramble Dr Richard Burt , Chief of the Division of Medicine-Immunotherapy and Autoimmune Diseases and colleagues at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine have recently published ...

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Are Extroverts Healthier than Introverts?

Are Extroverts Healthier than Introverts?

As more research accumulates on how our emotions physically affect our bodies and our health, studies are also showing that, in addition to what we’re feeling, our personalities also play a huge part in how we approach life, and therefore, how healthy we are. The immune responses of extroverts and introverts A recent study that set out to map the ...

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A Healthy Body Is Much More Likely If You Have A Healthy Mind

Healthy Body, healthy mind

Healthy people are happier than unhealthy people and through studies, the reverse has also been found to be true – that happy people are indeed healthier than unhappy people. Happiness is defined as having positive, happy thoughts. These cause biochemical changes in the brain that in turn have profoundly beneficial effects on the body’s physiology. Sad or depressing thoughts produce ...

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