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Predicting Dementia Up To 9 Years Before Diagnosis

Some brain cells age faster and are more prevalent in Alzheimer's

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London report in Nature Mental Health developing a method for predicting dementia with over 80% accuracy, up to nine years before a diagnosis, and is suggested to be a more accurate way to predict dementia than memory tests or measuring brain shrinkage. “Predicting who is going to get dementia …

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Loneliness May Be Harmful To Our Daily Health

Loneliness May Be Harmful To Our Daily Health

A study recently published during Loneliness Awareness Week in the journal Health Psychology suggests that loneliness may be harmful to our daily health. For this study, researchers from Penn State College of Health and Human Development and the Center for Healthy Aging were centered on understanding the subtleties of loneliness and how variations in daily …

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Recognizing Hernia Awareness Month In June

Recognizing Hernia Awareness Month In June

What Is a Hernia?  A hernia is a common medical condition. The National Center for Health Statistics has reported that there are over five million people in the United States suffering from a hernia, yet only about 15% of them seek treatment for the condition.  A hernia occurs when an organ or fatty tissue pushes …

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How Older Adults Can Protect Their Eyes In The Digital Age

How Older Adults Can Protect Their Eyes In The Digital Age

Digital devices have become indispensable in today’s technology-driven society. The number of older adults who use devices has grown, and more have adopted innovations like smartphones and tablets. Around 96% of adults ages 50 to 64 and 75% of 65 and older use the internet, and 83% of those 50 to 64 and 61% of …

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Vigorous Exercise May Preserve Cognition

Brain Fitness: Super Mind Power

Those with hypertension (high blood pressure) are at a higher risk of cognitive impairment, including dementia. However, a study recently published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association from Wake Forest University School of Medicine suggests that participating in vigorous physical activity more than once a week can help to lower that …

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Maintaining A Poor Diet Associated With Depression And Anxiety

Good Foods = Good Moods

A study published in Nutritional Neuroscience suggests that eating a poor-quality diet makes our brains sad. The study of brain chemistry, structure, and diet quality carried out by the University of Reading, Roehampton University, Friesland Campina (Netherlands), and King’s College London found that maintaining a poor-quality diet can lead to brain changes that are associated …

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The Real Effects of Social Media on Mental and Physical Health

Top Tips For Reducing Your Screen Time Habit

The world we live in today has become increasingly connected, thanks to social media. However, the widespread and intense use of social platforms has raised concerns regarding their impact on mental and physical health. Let’s take a look at statistics showing how people consume social media on a daily and monthly basis: There are over …

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The Rise of Telehealth: How Mobile Physicians are Changing Healthcare

The Rise of Telehealth: How Mobile Physicians are Changing Healthcare

Introduction to Telehealth Telehealth is transforming how patients access medical care, making it more convenient and accessible. Digital technology allows healthcare providers to monitor, diagnose, and treat patients remotely. This approach has given rise to telehealth services like Mobile Physician, a healthcare professional who delivers medical services on the go, leveraging telecommunication tools to meet …

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Anti-Aging Potential In An Invasive Weed

Ingredients For Natural Skin Care

The cocklebur (Xanthium) plant is often considered to be a noxious (invasive) weed. However, according to recent research, this spiky plant which is found around the World, has anti-aging antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that could make it useful as a skin protectant. Good for the skin? Compounds within the species’ spiky fruits reduced damage from …

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Predicting Sudden Cardiac Death

Predicting Sudden Cardiac Death

Unfortunately, the first symptom of heart disease is far too often sudden cardiac death. This can occur at any point in life from in younger years to in the golden years. Making it important to be able to determine the risk of sudden death to organize preventive treatment. Devices that measure heart rate have the …

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