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Lack of Sleep May Increase Risk of Alzheimer's Disease in Men

Researchers followed more than 1,000 men during a 40-year period to find that those who self-reported sleep disturbances were more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease than men without self-reported sleep disturbances. 110 more words

Aging Research

Astrocytes in vicinity of amyloid plaques are hyperactive due to increased ATP receptors on surface

From German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE):

Alzheimer’s disease: Molecular signals cause brain cells to switch into a hectic state

The disease affects cells that are involved in the control of brain perfusion…

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Alzheimer's Disease

Green tea and red wine extracts interrupt Alzheimer’s disease pathway in cells

08 FEB 2013

Natural chemicals found in green tea and red wine may disrupt a key step of the Alzheimer’s disease pathway, according to new research from the University of Leeds. 542 more words

Missed - Medical Breakthroughs

Judge to Weigh Fairness of NFL Concussion Deal

PHILADELPHIA — The NFL’s potential $1 billion plan to compensate retired players for brain trauma could soon close the chapter on a troubled era of league concussion management. 493 more words



Prompted by “Misinformation: Marijuana vs. Your Brain”: http://www.hightimes.com/read/misinformation-marijuana-vs-your-brain

Gently putting aside the typical unscientific “science” against cannabis dominating the prompting article, I felt the following section of the article needs to publicly resonate more (especially for those people deadly challenged by neurodegenerative diseases failing to find relief in the seriously limited pharmaceuticals addressing such horrible conditions)… 249 more words

Stress Health

The Sense of Touch...

He walked into the room to the flowing white curtains and fresh ocean mist hitting every corner of their carefully designed love nest. Early summer mornings…how he missed that freshness of air and warmth of their favorite spot in the room – the French window. 526 more words


Are You Sleeping?

Many of us put off sleep when other things seem more important. However, if you knew how essential sleep is for you, you would think twice about this. 162 more words