Brain Disease

7 simple tips for spotting early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

By Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D. If you’re like me and you fondly remember Bob Hope singing, “thanks for the memories” to sign off every show, you too may be getting to the age when you’re concerned about memory. And recent research indicates you are the best expert there is when it comes to early […]

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Common anxiety drugs increase Alzheimer’s risk

From the OmniVista Health Learning news desk According to a new study, long-term use of benzodiazepines–a class of drug commonly prescribed for anxiety and sleeplessness–is linked to a greater risk of Alzheimer’s. And not just a slightly increased risk—but as much as 51 percent higher. The researchers analyzed six years of data, and noted 1,796 […]

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Vitamin deficiency fuels inflammation

From the OmniVista Health Learning news desk A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition shows that low levels of one specific vitamin can fuel chronic inflammation. A group of researchers from Boston’s Tufts University conducted the study. They tested blood levels of vitamin B6 in 2,229 men and women. They also looked at 13 […]

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The deadly contagious disease spreading like wildfire through American homes and offices

And how to protect yourself starting TODAY By Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D. By now, you’re probably well aware of the role stress plays in countless health problems, including high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. But there’s one more important fact you need to know about stress: It’s contagious! In fact, this contagion […]

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Blood sugar and your brain: Why even “normal” ranges may not be safe

By Fred Pescatore, M.D. If you want to stay healthy, it is becoming clearer and clearer that you have to keep your blood sugar under control. In fact, a new study shows that even blood glucose levels in the high end of the normal range appear to cause some significant problems. In a sample of […]