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Your brain is the most complex structure in the known universe. Still largely a mystery to medical researchers, the brain is made of billions of neurons, cells that can carry an electrical impulse to communicate within a network. These neural networks are enhanced and protected by billions of glial cells. The three pounds of brain matter in an average adult brain is 60 percent fat and contains distinct regions of specialization. Your brain is not only responsible for processing thoughts, memories, and emotions, it is also involved in regulating vital processes throughout your body such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, body temperature, heart-rate, and breathing. Being such a sophisticated organ, it may seem the brain can function well without our help, but the brain is susceptible to a number of insults that can cause great damage. It’s important to care for your brain by getting regular exercise, making sure your cardiovascular system is healthy, and eating nutritious foods. In addition, you can help protect your brain by limiting the amount of alcohol you consume, maintaining healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and avoiding exposure to unhealthy metals, such as aluminum and lead.

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Adding Cinnamon to Your Daily Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Cinnamon is the second most popular spice after black pepper in the United States, especially during fall and winter. People enjoy using cinnamon to elevate the taste of food. Did ...

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Lecanemab: A New Potential Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease 

Lecanemab: A New Potential Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease 

The treatment of Alzheimer’s disease has been a long-standing challenge and area of interest. The knowledge in pathogenesis and an increased disease burden have prompted innovative therapeutics over the last ...

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Immunologist and Biochemist Speaks out About Dangers of Acetaminophen for Children

Immunologist and Biochemist Speaks out About Dangers of Acetaminophen for Children

The use of acetaminophen in babies and in children would never have been approved if it had been tested using current safety standards, claims William Parker, Ph.D. Parker, who is ...

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‘Invisible Brain’ Concept Gives Hope to Brain Revival and Regeneration

‘Invisible Brain’ Concept Gives Hope to Brain Revival and Regeneration

Over the past few years, a host of discoveries have shattered people’s notions of how the human brain works. For example, medical experts have discovered that certain individuals with a ...

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One-Size-Fits-All Dangerous Drugs Must Give Way to Personalized Medicine

One-Size-Fits-All Dangerous Drugs Must Give Way to Personalized Medicine

Although people have the legal right to say no to taking pharmaceutical drugs, caregivers of mentally ill patients can go to court to force them to take medication. Whether this ...

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Study: Hachimijiogan Helps Delay Alzheimer’s Disease

Study: Hachimijiogan Helps Delay Alzheimer’s Disease

Hachimijiogan (HJG) is a prescription found in a Chinese classic medical publication "Golden Mirror of Medicine," written by Wu Qian, a famous doctor in the Qing Dynasty of ancient China. It has ...

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CUHK Medical Researchers Develop World’s First AI Retinal Imaging Analysis to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

CUHK Medical Researchers Develop World’s First AI Retinal Imaging Analysis to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

In Hong Kong, one in 10 elders aged 70 or more suffers from a cognitive disorder; more than half of the patients have Alzheimer’s disease. A medical team of the ...

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Flavonols May Lower Age-Related Memory Loss: Study

Flavonols May Lower Age-Related Memory Loss: Study

New research finds eating more flavonols—a type of antioxidant found in many fruits, vegetables, tea, and wine—could slow the natural decline in memory that comes with age. This study adds ...

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Nose Picking May Increase Risk of Dementia

Nose-picking is a very common behavior. However, studies show that when people pick their noses, they may also allow a type of bacteria to invade their brain, increasing the risk ...

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Moderate Sunlight Found to Prevent Dementia

Moderate Sunlight Found to Prevent Dementia

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Preventing Dementia Through Lifestyle

Preventing Dementia Through Lifestyle

Factors within your control can make all the difference when it comes to cognitive decline and Alzheimer's

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Synthesized Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Glioma

Synthesized Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Glioma

A collaborative research team from Hong Kong Baptist University and Polytechnic University has synthesized a nanoparticle called TRZD, which can simultaneously diagnose and treat gliomas in the brain. The research ...

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Early Warning Signs of Dementia

Early Warning Signs of Dementia

University of Cambridge researchers analyzed genetic, lifestyle and health data on more than 500,000 adults, 40-69 years old, and found that those people who were later diagnosed with dementia had ...

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Expert on Aluminum Toxicity Forced Out of University

Expert on Aluminum Toxicity Forced Out of University

Christopher Exley is one of the most knowledgeable and widely cited aluminum researchers in the world. Exley has published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers and recently authored a book about ...

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Can Neuroplasticity Ease Long COVID Symptoms?

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The Neurological Cost of Handwriting’s Disappearance

The Neurological Cost of Handwriting’s Disappearance

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4 Ways to Exercise Your Brain as You Age

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Cold-Water Fish Improves Cognitive Function, Helps Build a Healthy Brain

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1 in 10 Older Adults in the US Has Dementia

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Scientists Say Alzheimer’s Is an Autoimmune Disease, Not Result of Amyloid Plaques

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Latest Findings: Use of Medical Contrast Media on Patients Significantly Increases Risk of Dementia

Latest Findings: Use of Medical Contrast Media on Patients Significantly Increases Risk of Dementia

A new study conducted by National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) and Taichung Veterans General Hospital found that the contrast medium (CM) used on patients during radiological examinations may significantly increase ...

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New Tool Can Help Calculate Risk of Alzheimer’s Dementia

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