Dementia: Non-alcoholic drink enjoyed by millions could be 'main culprit' of memory loss
The popular beverage contains an ingredient that's a "main culprit" of memory loss, warned nutritionist Rory Batt. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: Nutritionist warns soda and sugary drinks could be 'main culprit' of memory loss
The popular beverage contains an ingredient that's a "main culprit" of memory loss, warned nutritionist Rory Batt. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: A ‘distressing’ sign when you sleep may be among ‘earliest’ signs of dementia
The researchers behind the latest study believe bad dreams may be among the 'earliest signs' of brain decline, preceding memory loss by decades. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: ‘Distressing dreams’ could increase your likelihood of brain decline fourfold
The researchers behind the latest study believe bad dreams may be among the 'earliest signs' of brain decline, preceding memory loss by decades. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts: Memory loss pills have questionable benefits, won't prevent dementia
With millions of adults in the United States experiencing memory loss, the significant growth in availability of nutritional supplements targeting improved brain function comes as no surprise, experts told UPI. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins myths debunked: Cholesterol-busting pills don't cause memory loss or diabetes
Millions of adults in the UK and US are able to live normal lives thanks to the cholesterol-busting effects of statins - but the drugs have been linked to side-effects that put some off the medication. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mild electric shocks to the brain may protect older people from memory loss
Researchers suggest this treatment could help Alzheimer ’s patients but critics are unsureGiving mild electric shocks to the brain could protect older people from short-term and long-term memory loss, research suggests.It remains unclear as to whether the approach could help people with dementia. Robert Reinhart, an assistant professor at Boston University and a co-author of the study, said memory loss was a normal symptom of cognitive decline experienced as we age, and that forgetfulness could affect decision-making, planning and learning, for example.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 22, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Sascha Pare Tags: Medical research Ageing Dementia Alzheimer's Science Health Source Type: news

Dementia: The 12p spice known to boost the production of stem cells in the brain by 80%
THE BRAIN suffers gradual deterioration as it ages, partly due to a shortfall in stem cell production. In dementia, however, the brain produces even fewer specialised cells, contributing to issues like memory loss. Fortunately, one spice may counter these effects by boosting stem cell production. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop drinking, keep reading, look after your hearing: a neurologist ’s tips for fighting memory loss and Alzheimer’s
When does forgetfulness become something more serious? And how can we delay or even prevent that change? We talk to brain expert Richard RestakYou walk into a room, but can ’t remember what you came in for. Or you bump into an old acquaintance at work, and forget their name. Most of us have had momentary memory lapses like this, but in middle age they can start to feel more ominous. Do they make us look unprofessional, or past it? Could this even be a sign of impendi ng dementia? The good news for the increasingly forgetful, however, is that not only can memory be improved with practice, but that it looks increasingly as...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Gaby Hinsliff Tags: Memory Science Neuroscience Source Type: news

What to Know About Long COVID in Kids
There are lots of outstanding questions about Long COVID. How many people have it? Why do some develop it and not others? Do effective treatments exist? When it comes to kids and Long COVID, there are even more questions and fewer answers. It wasn’t until earlier this year that experts even reached a consensus definition for pediatric Long COVID to use in research: one or more symptoms that last at least 12 weeks after a case of COVID-19, affect daily life, and can’t be explained by an alternate diagnosis. “There are a whole host of things that we’re just trying to figure out,” says Dr. Kathry...
Source: TIME: Health - August 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Dementia: Three symptoms that can show up in your 'mid-30s' - none involve memory loss
DEMENTIA is commonly seen as an older person's affliction. While it's true the risk of brain decline increases with age, it can strike some in their mid-thirties. Here are three telltale signs of early dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seniors Be Well Project Review
In the Fall of 2021, an exciting partnership with the Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) and Trinity Health Saint Mary’s Family Medicine Residency Program began as a result of the funds from an NNLM Public Library Collaboration Grant. The series was called Seniors Be Well held once a month in the auditorium of the Main Library, the medical Residents presented health topics pertinent to the community’s senior population: health misinformation, memory loss, nutrition, diabetes and heart disease, preventative medicine, advance care planning, and managing grief and stress. At some of the talks, community partners such as t...
Source: The Cornflower - August 8, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Conferences and Meetings Funding Public Libraries Source Type: news

Why Most Healthy People May Not Need Vitamin D Supplements, According to a New Study
More research suggests it’s time to abandon the craze over vitamin D. Taking high doses of “the sunshine vitamin” doesn’t reduce the risk of broken bones in generally healthy older Americans, researchers reported Wednesday. It’s the latest in a string of disappointments about a nutrient once hoped to have wide-ranging protective effects. That same study of nearly 26,000 people already had found that popping lots of vitamin D pills didn’t prevent heart disease, cancer or memory loss either. And while getting enough vitamin D is important for strong bones, “more is not better,”...
Source: TIME: Health - July 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauran Neergaard/AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Research wire Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 hijacks nanotubes between neurons to infect them
COVID-19 often leads to neurological symptoms, such as a loss of taste or smell, or cognitive impairments (including memory loss and concentration difficulties), both during the acute phase of the disease and over the long term with "long COVID" syndrome. But the way in which the infection reaches the brain was previously unknown. Scientists from Institut Pasteur and CNRS laboratories have used state-of-the-art electron microscopy approaches to demonstrate that SARS-CoV-2 hijacks nanotubes, tiny bridges that link infected cells with neurons. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Scoop: GOP's oil reserve amnesia
Republicans are demanding investigations into the administration's recent release of oil to a China-owned firm. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news