Potatoes are good for you and can slash dementia risk

In a bizarre medical U-turn, scientists at the James Hutton Institute in Scotland who reviewed a host of evidence are pushing for potatoes to be reassessed for their 'clear' health benefits.
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Publication date: Available online 18 January 2019Source: Journal of Molecular BiologyAuthor(s): Giacomo Siano, Martina Varisco, Maria Claudia Caiazza, Valentina Quercioli, Marco Mainardi, Chiara Ippolito, Antonino Cattaneo, Cristina Di PrimioAbstractTau displacement from microtubules is the first step in the onset of tauopathies, and is followed by toxic protein aggregation. However, other non-canonical functions of Tau might have a role in these pathologies. Here, we demonstrate that a small amount of Tau localizes in the nuclear compartment and accumulates in both the soluble and chromatin-bound fractions. We show that ...
Source: Journal of Molecular Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
The Belgian biologist fears for the future of the pioneering UK Dementia Research Institute after BrexitBart De Strooper is clear about his decision to accept the post of running Britain ’s massive pioneering research project on dementia. “I would have not gone for it had I known what I know now,” the 59-year-old Belgian biologist told theObserver last week.The cause of his dismay is simple: Brexit has blighted the nation and distorted its attitude to international science, said De Strooper. As a result, hisUK Dementia Research Institute,set up in 2016 at a cost of £250m with the aim of turning the ...
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CONCLUSION: Apathy, but not depression, was significantly associated with worse function, with the strongest effects in mild dementia. Results emphasize the need for separate assessments of apathy and depression in the evaluation and treatment of patients with dementia. Understanding their independent effects on function will help identify patients who may benefit from more targeted management strategies. PMID: 30655032 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
Of all my symptoms of depression, stuck thoughts are by far the most painful and debilitating for me. The harder I try to move the needle from the broken record in my brain, the louder the song becomes. Ruminations are like a gaggle of politicians campaigning in your head. Try as you might to detach from their agenda, their slogans are forefront in your mind, ready to thrust you down the rabbit hole of depression. Logic tells you they are full of bull, but that doesn’t keep you from believing what they have to say. Ever since the fourth grade, I have been fighting obsessive thoughts. So for four decades, I have been ...
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DEMENTIA is on the rise as more and more people are diagnosed with the disease each year. There is no cure, but some simple lifestyle interventions could help prevent the onset of cognitive decline and dementia. One doctor provides his five expert tips to keep the brain disease at bay.
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Patients with advancing illness have one or more serious conditions (like cancer, congestive heart failure, or dementia, for example) and are experiencing symptoms that impact their quality of life and activities of daily living. In addition, they may be having side effects from treatments, problems eating, frequent emergency department visits, or hospitals readmissions. They may be in an end-of-life stage and could be receiving palliative or hospice care. They rely heavily on paid and unpaid caregivers.        
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DEMENTIA is on the rise as more and more people are diagnosed with the disease each year. There is no cure, but some simple lifestyle interventions could help prevent the onset of cognitive decline and dementia. One expert provides five tips to keep the brain disease at bay.
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ConclusionsSevere stages of diabetic retinopathy could be detected non ‐invasively by using high resolution fundus photography and automatic microvascular segmentation to the high number of branching generations, followed by fractal analysis parametrization. This approach could improve risk stratification for the development of microvascular complications, cardiovasc ular disease and dementia in diabetes.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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Choosing an individual or a company to come into our home, or that of a vulnerable loved one, to provide assistance with anything from cleaning to personal services is never easy. We are giving an unknown person access to not only our property but to the safety of our loved one who may need care while we are not able to supervise. Choosing the right person or company should be done methodically, and education can help you ask the right questions. View slideshow on HealthCentral about what questions you should ask before hiring an in-home care agency: MedicareFAQ – Medicare Resource Center Support a caregiver or jump...
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Prince Philip, 97, was involved in a car accident outside London. For families everywhere, the incident raises all-too-familiar questions.
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