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Dolphins Get Alzheimer's: Disease Plaques Discovered in Brains of Dead Aquatic Mammals

Alzheimer’s Disease—one of the worst-feared side effects of human ageing—is near-unique to humans and it is unusual to find signs of it in animals. …

How to Keep Someone With Alzheimer’s or Other Dementias Busy and Active

Keeping busy stimulates the brains of elderly people with dementia while boosting a sense of usefulness and accomplishment. But they lose the ability …

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Could Alzheimer's Be a Disorder of Energy Metabolism?

<i>Summary: Failure of mitochondrial function may contribute to the development of late onset Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports.</i><p>Source: McLean …

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What You Should Know About the Pro-Vegan Netflix Film 'What the Health'

The recent pro-vegan Netflix documentary, <i>What the Health</i>, is under fire from nutrition experts. The film, which is co-directed by Kip Andersen and …

The Most Drop-Dead Gorgeous Places in Europe

Earth is a gorgeous place and visiting every stunning corner will take a very long time. So start with Europe, and you won’t regret it. It is the …

First hints Parkinson's can be stopped

<b>It may be possible to stop the progression of Parkinson's disease with a drug normally used in type 2 diabetes, a clinical trial suggests.</b><p>Current drugs help manage the symptoms, but do not prevent brain cells dying.<p>The trial on 62 patients, published in the Lancet, hints the medicine halted the …

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Mediterranean travel: Lesser-known romantic getaways with old world charm

The Mediterranean makes for dream Europe travel and it is no surprise that this is one of the most visited spots on the globe. There is so much more …

You're Only a Barcelona Expert If You've Done These 17 Things

It seems everyone you know has been to Barcelona at least once in their lifetime, and it’s easy to understand why given the abundance of great …

New Evidence Suggests Alzheimer's Doesn’t Destroy Memories, it Only Blocks Them

Lighting the Way Ahead<p>Scientists at Columbia University discovered during a study published in the journal <i>Hippocampus</i> that the memories of mice with …

Stanford researchers accidentally discover a whole new role for the cerebellum - ExtremeTech

By on March 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The cerebellum, that weird wrinkly …

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How Did Rumi Become One of Our Best-Selling Poets?

<b>RUMI’S SECRET</b><b><br>The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love</b><br>By Brad Gooch<br>377 pp. Harper/HarperCollins Publishers. $28.99.<p>Rumi the Aleppo-trained imam, whose sermons beguiled both the orthodox and the subversive of the medieval Islamic world. The theologian who likened writing to sticking his hand in tripe. The …

Merck CEO: Alzheimer's Tsunami Coming

As society is living longer and longer, the risks of diseases such as Alzheimer’s are becoming even greater. Of the 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer's, an estimated 5.2 million people are age 65 and older, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. And as more Baby Boomers age that number …

These Christian memes for Jesus are especially dank

On social news site Reddit, there’s a particular strain of Christan memes that are becoming increasingly popular—and they’re not the type of posts …

At the University of Oregon, no more free speech for professors on subjects such as race, religion, sexual orientation

By Eugene Volokh<p>Contributor, The Volokh Conspiracy<p>1. Last week, the University of Oregon made clear to its faculty: If you say things about race, sexual orientation, sex, religion and so on that enough people find offensive, you could get suspended (and, following the logic of the analysis) even …

10 Best Breakfast Recipes in 2016 (According to Pinterest)

We take breakfast pretty seriously. Runny eggs; spicy sausage; warm, cinnamon-y oatmeal... with so many delicious options, there's no reason not to …

Alzheimer's Could Be Identified 7 Years Before Onset Following Revolutionary Discovery

The breakthrough could also open up a new avenue for drug research.<p>Scientists have found a revolutionary way to identify Alzheimer’s years before …

Manipulating One Brain Protein Could Allow Us to Prevent Alzheimer's

PREVENTING PROTEIN PROBLEMS<p>Alzheimer’s disease is a debilitating condition where toxic changes in the brain cause disruptions in memory and cognitive …

Red wine brownies: Could there be a more indulgent Christmas dessert?

Just as you thought you’d hit the jackpot with red wine hot chocolate a new super-sweet, super-boozy creation sets your tummy rumbling.<p>Enter red wine …

This Is the Most Popular Spiralizer Recipe, According to Pinterest

<i>Ingredients:</i><p><i>Directions:</i><p>Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-low heat for one minute. Then add garlic and crushed red pepper flakes and …

Could a Diabetes Drug Help Beat Alzheimer's Disease?

Most of the 20 million people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the U.S. take metformin to help control their blood glucose. The drug is ultrasafe: …

Alzheimers disease and its promising links with diabetes

Why should Liraglutide work so well in both diabetes and Alzheimer’s, diseases with apparently different pathologies? The answer lies in <b>insulin</b> …

How Seth Rogen Is Getting Millennials To Fight Alzheimer's

Some say laughter is the best medicine. Or as iconic comedian/actor/filmmaker Charlie Chaplin put it, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”<p>But for the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and the 17 million more family members who take on the care for them, Alzheimer’s …

Darwinism as religion: what literature tells us about evolution

Critics of the New Atheists argue that they are as religious as those whom they excoriate. Their writings show a polemical scorn for their opponents …

Porridge Life Lessons: What I Learned In A Year Of Eating Oats

Image: iStock<p>Porridge. In January 2013 I ate porridge every morning for breakfast. It started as a holiday thing. I loved it so much that I decided …

This Scientist Is Trying To Unravel What Sugar Does To The Brain

Most of us have been tempted at one time or another by the lure of sugar. Think of all the cakes and cookies you consume between Thanksgiving and Christmastime!<p>But why are some people unable to resist that second cupcake or slice of pie? That's the question driving the research of Monica Dus, a …

24 One-Pot Pasta Recipes That Will Change Dinner Forever

SEAFOOD PASTA<p>Bee Yinn Low of <i>Rasa Malaysia</i> uses shrimp, clams and scallops but insists you can use any combination of fishes you choose. “It’s really …

What’s The Healthiest Cheese? (Yep, There is Such a Thing!)

Whether it’s melted between two slices of bread, gooey and soft on a hot piece of pizza, sprinkled over a crisp salad, or the perfect nibble to pair …

Atheist millennials are finding spirituality on the therapist’s couch instead of the church pew

“I like your generation, but I worry about you,” my psychiatrist told me last year. “You’re very atheistic and agnostic, so I worry about what’s grounding you without a sense of spirituality.”<p>As a millennial evangelical-turned-atheist, I took this concern seriously. But I also had a ready response. …

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