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Progressive Commentary Hour – 07.04.17

Prof. Peter Wadham is a professor of ocean physics and head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University. He is also the former director of the Scott Polar Reseach Institute  He is a recognized and renowned scientist in the field of Arctic region, the impacts of climate change and the rapid loss …

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Stress, Depression and Anxiety Are All Alleviated By Probiotics

Intestinal bacteria are the focus of intense research by scientists worldwide. They play a significant role in causing and preventing hundreds of diseases. According to a new systematic review and meta-analysis, probiotics have several advantageous effects on mental health by lessening the psychological symptoms of perceived stress, depression and anxiety. There are over 400 species of bacteria in your belly …

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Hope to prevent Alzheimer’s? Grab the olive oil and hop on a treadmill

Nov. 26–Ann Poehler’s strides quicken on the treadmill. Her feet pound. Her heart races from 150 to 160 beats per minute and more. A plastic tube jutting from the Prairie Village woman’s mouth feeds carbon dioxide levels to a computer here inside the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center. The computer records every respiration while an exercise physiologist coaches her …

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Ian Johnston – People with early signs of Alzheimer’s more than seven times more likely to be lonely

Loneliness could be a factor in Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research. Researchers used brain-imaging techniques to determine levels of amyloid – a protein associated with the disease – in the brains of a group of 79 apparently healthy people with an average age of 76. They then compared this to a test designed to find out how lonely someone …

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Caloric restriction can be beneficial to the brain, study shows

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health — Studies of different animal species suggest a link between eating less and living longer, but the molecular mechanisms by which caloric restriction affords protection against disease and extends longevity are not well understood. New clues to help solve the mystery are presented in an article published in the September issue …

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Nika Knight – Linking Alzheimer’s to Pollution, Study Finds ‘Abundant’ Toxic Nanoparticles in Human Brains

Toxic magnetic nanoparticles from air pollution have been discovered in “abundant” quantities in human brains, according to a new study. The study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is particularly alarming because other research recently raised the strong possibility of a link between such particles and Alzheimer’s disease. “Magnetite in the brain is not something you …

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7 Conditions Masquerading As Dementia

More than 40% of dementia diagnoses have been shown to be wrong.  Here’s what may really be going on.   Imagine this nightmare. For the last few years your mother has had serious memory problems.  She gets lost driving.  She repeats the same question to you over and over again.  She can’t process new information.  She loses her train of …

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The U.S. and Canada Have Among The Highest Death Rates In The World For Alzheimers

Many scientists have believed that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is passed through the family line and is genetic due to the possession of a particular set of genes, however research is showing the incidence is more correlated to excitotoxins and heavy metals which play a critical role in the development of several neurological disorders, especially in North America. Not Genetic Read …

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The Future Of Understanding Human Immunity Will Rest On Our Knowledge of Bacteria and Inflammation by MAE CHAN

Throughout the world, we will see proliferating technologies that will eventually assist in a greater understanding of the mechanisms that regulate the incredible interactions between nutrition and immunity. The short-sighted conventional medical approach of inserting microorganisms into the body will be replaced by our understanding of new aspects in the complex relationships between bacteria and inflammatory processes which ultimately cause …