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Lower Bmi Linked With Alzheimers

Lower Bmi Linked With Alzheimer’s

Posted on March 29, 2017

A new research finds that lower weight in seniors is associated with an increased risk of dementia, and weight loss correlated with a more rapid decline in Alzheimer’s disease. Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital conducted a study that observed older people who were considered cognitively normal and had a lower body mass […]

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Upbringing Impact On Food Preferences

Upbringing Impact On Food Preferences

Posted on March 28, 2017

As our children grow up and start to make their own meal choices, the effects of their family upbringing on food preferences disappear. This was according to research carried out among a large group of older teenage twins by UCL and King’s College London. The study results mean that efforts to improve adolescent nutrition may […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted on March 27, 2017

Medications that inhibit interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), which is a molecule that simulates the immune system, is given to rheumatoid arthritis patients. These patients are more likely to experience invasive Group A Streptococcal infections than patients not on the drug, according to University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers. It also uncovers a critical new […]

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What's Normally Memory Loss?

What’s Normal Memory Loss?

Posted on March 26, 2017

Memory loss seems to be a really big deal in the minds of the elderly. So what is normal and what isn’t? Memory lapses aren’t something to worry about as age-related memory changes are not the same thing as dementia. We do experience physiological changes as we grow older, that can cause glitches in the […]

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The Next Big Sweetener

The Next Big Sweetener

Posted on March 25, 2017

Sugar and high-fructose corn syrup are on the outs with calorie-wary consumers. Because of this, the low and no-calorie alternatives have become popular, and there just might be another option coming that tastes more sugar-like than other substitutes. It has been reported by scientists in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, they are a […]

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TEST TO REDUCE ANTIBIOTIC USE

Test To Reduce Antibiotic Use

Posted on March 24, 2017

The Oxford University Clinical Research Unit researchers in Vietnam have shown that using a fast 5-minute test they can reduce antibiotic misuse for respiratory infections. This is a key way to prevent the spread of antibiotic-resistant infection by cutting the number of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions. A marker of infections caused by bacteria, C-reactive protein (CRP), […]

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What's in your cosmetics

What’s In Your Cosmetics?

Posted on March 23, 2017

If you check your labels on all cosmetics and lotions, there are definitely some surprise ingredients. Learning the disgusting ingredients is enough to make you want to go au naturale! God forbid! Expensive perfume contains whale poop (or maybe it’s vomit). There is a waxy, yellow, solid substance generated in the intestines of Sperm whales […]

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Treatment to Prevent Nausea from Chemo

Treatment to Prevent Nausea from Chemo

Posted on March 22, 2017

Research co-authored by a Sanford Health physician and published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds a drug that blocks neurotransmitters that could reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. Cancer researcher Steven Powell, M.D., was among a team of researchers who discovered that the drug olanzapine, approved for use as an antipsychotic agent, […]

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Those Golden Years!

Posted on March 21, 2017

Those golden years do have their perks! We’ve learned a lot over the course of our years, and that, “crystalized intelligence” just keeps getting better between 65 and 70. (even though we forget stuff a lot). Those older people are probably getting more agreeable as they age, at least through the 60’s, and are less […]

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ELEVEN DIFFERENT STATINS

Eleven Different Statins

Posted on March 20, 2017

Millions and millions of people are taking statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs, and experts are claiming many more millions of people should be taking them. These drugs are HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors and act by blocking the enzyme in your liver that is responsible for making cholesterol. There are over 900 studies that prove these statin drugs have […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon