James B, et al. "Attributable risk of mortality from incident Alzheimer's disease" [Abstract P2-174]. Presented at Alzheimer's Association International Conference, 20 July 2012.
Kirtan Kriya Meditation (KKM), a type of yoga, reduces inflammation – thereby curbing the stress response of caregivers to those affected by chronic diseases.
Damaged heart tissue of older heart failure patients was rejuvenated by stem cells modified by scientists at San Diego State University's Heart Institute.
Professional and peer health coaches provide ongoing support, accountability and information to promote behavior change.
Severe influenza and exposure to high-intensity vibrations raise a person’s risks of developing Parkinson's Disease later in life.
Increased intake of Vitamins C and E, and the mineral selenium, associate with lower incidence of pancreatic cancer.
Rush University (US) researcher reports that nearly 500,000 deaths in 2007 are attributable to the condition, factoring in chronic coexisting conditions.
Harvard Medical School (US) team urges that the elimination of physical inactivity could reduce global rates deaths by all causes by at least 5.3m annually.
Scientists at the University of Manchester (UK) have uncovered how the internal mechanisms in nerve cells wire the brain, paving the way to new avenues.
Demographic analysis suggests a link between the month of a person’s birth and his/her potential longevity.
Johns Hopkins researchers successfully use nanoscale artificial fiber scaffolds to help coax stem cells into developing into cartilage.
Shrinking of the hippocampal region of the brain occurs with age and may be caused by the cumulative effect of genetic factors.
Strategies to train the memory may also re-engage the hippocampus– a brain region critical for memory formation, among people affected by mild cognitive impairm
Eye-opening report reveals the personal, financial, and familial tolls affecting the estimated 5.4 million Americans who have Alzheimer’s Disease.
Frequent awakenings and a habit of lying awake are linked to higher levels of markers of the brain plaques that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's Disease.
Adiponectin, a hormone derived from visceral fat, may play a role as a risk factor for development of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer's Disease in women.
A diet rich in key vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids helps to promote cognitive function, as well as reduce brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Japanese team reports that people with diabetes may be at a significantly increased risk of developing cognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s Disease.
Alzheimer's Disease International encourages efforts for early diagnosis, that may effect society-wide health, financial and social benefits
Inherited forms of Alzheimer's disease may be detectable as many as 20 years before problems with memory and thinking develop.
Lifestyle changes and treatment or prevention of chronic medical conditions have the potential to reduce the numbers of Alzheimer’s cases by 50% or more.
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28. Defend Against Atomic Pickpockets: Vitamin C
Antioxidant supplements (Vitamin A, C, E, and selenium) protect cells by neutralizing free radicals, atomic fragments that cause cellular destruction and produce metabolic waste.
Vitamin C raises "good" cholesterol (HDL), and prevents "bad" cholesterol (LDL) from oxidation, which subsequently prevents the build-up of athlerosclerotic plaques on the blood vessel wall that contribute to cardiovascular disease. In a study by University of California-Los Angeles School of Health, men who took vitamin C daily had a 45% lower risk of heart attack than men whose intake was less than the U.S. RDA.