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Brain & Nervous System

Researchers reveal first finding about MS that could mean new treatments

2017-03-24 18:00

University of Alberta researchers have discovered something previously unknown about multiple sclerosis that could mean new hope for patients tackling the baffling disease.

In this new study the researchers discovered an entirely new mechanism that happens at a cellular level that could be the cause of MS.

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Boosting your immunity with essential oils is possible

2017-03-22 03:43

Boosting your immunity with essentials oils will make more sense once you understand what parts of the body are involved in both innate immunity and adaptive immunity. So, the best way to start is to learn that in order for the body to fight diseases effectively, you need your hypothalamus to be healthy.

The hypothalamus is a portion of the brain that has an important role in immune function and metabolism of the body, because its main job

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There's now a brain health food guide from Canada

2017-03-16 08:38

Baycrest scientists associated with the University of Toronto have published a Canadian Brain Health Food Guide. The primary mission of this publication is to help adults who are over 50 years old preserve their thinking and memory skills as they grow older.

It is important to treat your brain well to maintain optimal cognitive functioning, particularly as you get older.

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How Blueberries May Help Improve Brain Function

2017-03-13 14:09

Not only is this berry tasty, it is loaded with nutrients that helps you enjoy good health well into old age.

What is your favorite fruit? According to the US Census Bureau, it is probably the banana as Americans eat more of this than any other type of fresh fruit.

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Your Coffee May Be Masking A Serious Medical Condition And Here Is How To Reverse It

2017-03-13 11:27

Adrenal fatigue is a stress response that ages your body and wears it down over time. Drinking coffee masks and worsens this condition. Reverse adrenal fatigue and drink this coffee alternative to gain major health benefits.

In our day-to-day lives there’s a lot being thrown at us – our work/home life, raising children, our commutes, deaths, marriages, divorces – we are always fighting to cope with something.

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Fascinating brain finding shows what happens after death

2017-03-11 19:29

Researchers are the first to admit we have much to learn about the brain. A new and fascinating study shows what happens to the brain after death.

A team of scientists from the University of Western Ontario in Canada were surprised and "shocked" to find brain activitycan continue after dying.

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Avoid high mercury exposure from fish to help prevent Lou Gehrig’s disease

2017-02-27 06:09

Researchers say that mercury which is in fish may be associated with an increased risk of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). It's therefore a good idea to cut down on fish which have a high mercury content such as swordfish and shark.

We generally think of fish as being a healthy food which is associated with better heart and brain health.

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Treatment for multiple sclerosis resets the immune system

2017-02-19 12:04

Researchers at the Imperial College London are exploring a new treatment for multiple sclerosis that resets the immune system.

A clinical trial funded by the UK MS Society, the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research Centre, and by the European Blood and Marrow Transplant Autoimmune Disease Working P

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Misophonia: It's definitely in your head

2017-02-03 17:57

Some of us cannot stand certain sounds. Some people become outraged when they hear certain sounds. Medically, hatred of certain sounds is called misophonia. Now researchers know why it happens and it definitely is all in your head and a real medical disorder.

A team of researchers led from Newcastle University uncovered the brain mechanism that causes people to shun certain sounds that might include the clicking of a pen, a whistle or even a yawn.

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Keeping the heart fit keeps the brain fit

2017-01-15 08:11

Researchers have found that adults who are fitter have more brain activity and score better on memory tests.

The desire to maintain brain health as we age is universal in nature. Scientists have come to the realization that it's helpful to stay fit to maintain a healthy brain.

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Meats and nuts may help with Parkinson’s disease

2017-01-13 05:58

Researchers have found people who have types of early-onset Parkinson’s disease may benefit from increasing niacin in their diet. Some nuts and meats contain niacin.

Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the nervous system which progresses slowly and affects movement.

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Memory can be enhanced by emotional hangovers

2016-12-27 07:45

Researchers say there is something called an "emotional hangover" and that these emotional brain states can enhance the formation of future memory.

Strong emotions are an experience of the human condition which we all have at sometime. It has now become apparent that the experience of emotional states can benefit memory.

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A natural way to fight dementia with sauna bathing

2016-12-21 16:25

Taking a sauna is not just relaxing and enjoyable. Did you know you can lower your chances of dementia naturally by getting in a sauna bath several time a week?

Here is what researchers from University of Eastern Finland uncovered.

Sauna baths cut dementia risk up to 66 percent

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Adolescents should drink water and green tea instead of alcohol for brain health

2016-12-09 14:02

Researchers have found drinking a lot of alcohol can change the brains of adolescents.

Adolescents often ignore suggestions that they're a lot better off drinking something healthy instead of alcohol.

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Purposeful daily living with mindfulness is where it's at

2016-12-05 05:38

If you want to lead a more meaningful and healthy life on a daily basis you should commit yourself to mindfulness and pursue purposeful living on a daily basis.

In our chaotic world there are many people searching for natural ways to relax and lead a healthier life.

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Good nutrition can offset stress induced mental health problems

2016-11-01 06:37

Researchers have found supplementation early in life may help to offset problems for the adult brain from early life stress.

There have been concerns about the potential negative effects of early life stress on the brain later in life. It appears that good nutrition early in life may be able to offset these concerns.

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Iron fortified biscuits offer promise to fight lead poisoning

2016-10-28 00:12

Researchers have shown that fortifying food with iron produces a marked decrease in blood lead concentration in kids who are exposed to high levels of the metal.

Lead poisoning is a horrible condition which can cause serious problems with mental and physical development.

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Fatty acid levels may serve as a predictor of psychosis

2016-10-17 16:36

Mental health researchers have made a promising breakthrough dealing with fatty acid levels for early detection of the risk of psychosis.

Psychosis is a very troubling state of mind wherein a person loses touch with reality.

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Caffeine based compounds offer hope for sufferers of Parkinson's Disease

2016-10-02 06:58

Researchers have found caffeine based compounds prevent the death of brain cells which produce dopamine.

Parkinson's Disease is a very painful disease which manifests itself as a progressive disorder of the nervous system that has negative affects on movement.

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Stay with low mercury fish for brain health

2016-09-20 06:50

Aerobic exercise is associated with improved cognitive function, but not for people who are exposed to high levels of mercury prior to birth, according to research which was funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health.

It has become clear that aerobic exercise benefits brain health. However the benefits of aerobic exercise for the brain are lost if the fish is loaded with mercury.

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Folic acid enriched food is a natural remedy for heart defects

2016-09-02 07:02

Food fortified with folic acid has been found to be associated with lower rates of congenital heart defects, according to new research which has been published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Congenital heart disease is a devastating condition for parents and their child.

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Kid's should have limited exposure to BPA for natural mental health

2016-08-26 08:31

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health reports prenatal BPA exposure has been linked to anxiety and depression in boys.

Anxiety and depression in children can be a serious problem which can often be prevented by encouraging a naturally healthy lifestyle with good nutrition and daily exercise.

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Get good sleep to learn well - natural remedies

2016-08-23 21:26

According to new findings from Psychological Science getting sleep in between study sessions may help to make it easier to recall what you have studied and relearn what you seem to have forgotten.

Students are often searching for ways to enhance their capacity to learn well.

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You may be able to beat Alzheimer's with a good diet and exercise

2016-08-17 14:08

A new UCLA study shows it may be possible to beat Alzheimer's with such natural treatments and home remedies like a good diet and exercise.

Alzheimer's disease is a dreaded disease that causes dementia in the elderly.

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