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Brains Absorb More Information From Real Books Than From E-Books

Science has great news for bibliophiles who can’t quite get the same buzz from downloading an e-book onto their Kindle as they do from the purchase of a good old-fashioned paper novel.

Aside from the fact that Kindle removes the sensory experience of book-ownership - you can’t touch, flick through, even smell a Kindle...
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Natural breakthrough in Alzheimer's treatment

Natural breakthrough in Alzheimer's treatment

The latest research from the Buck Institute in Novato, California, has identified a possible trigger for Alzheimer's disease (AD), and has determined that resveratrol, an antioxidant present in red wine, could benefit sufferers. The research, which has been published this month in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, revolves...
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Hunger Protects You from Alzheimer's

Huh?

A new study reveals that the feeling of hunger itself may protect against Alzheimer’s disease. A study of mild hunger pangs in mice suggest that related hormonal pathways may be as important to the much-discussed value of "caloric restriction" as...
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Junk Food Can Destroy Your Brain

Here's a scary new theory about Alzheimer's disease--it may be at least partly caused by eating "junk food." We now know that process food fumes can be dangerous to breathe, and here's further evidence that it's dangerous to eat as well.
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A Drug That May Prevent Alzheirmer's

If we can't walk it away, what will we do? Some 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer's, and the numbers are expected to swell as the baby boom generation ages. Some very important drug trials are going on right now: people who are genetically guaranteed to develop the disease...
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Alzheimer's--WALK it Away?

Of all the millions of animals on Earth, only humans get Alzheimer's disease, which is caused by the formation of metallic "plaques" in the brain, particularly iron ones.

This may be because this dreaded disease somehow facilitated human evolution. But scientists have discovered a new way to stave it off: EXERCISE.
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To Reverse Alzheimer's, Start with Smell

Alzheimer's stinks, but its victims don't know this because one of the earliest indications that a patient is coming down with this dread disease is loss of the sense of smell. If we learn how to reverse this, we may learn how to REVERSE the disease in the...
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Should a Nonsmoker Wear a Patch?

In the future, we may all be wearing nicotine patches, even though we are NOT trying to quit smoking, because using a nicotine patch may help improve mild memory loss in older adults.
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Why it's Good to be Bilingual

Scientists in Canada (where they speak both English and French) have discovered evidence that speaking two languages can help delay the start of Alzheimer's symptoms by as much as five years. PhysOrg.com quotes researcher Fergus Craik as saying, "We are not claiming that bilingualism in any way prevents Alzheimer's or other dementias, but it...
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