Study: Lithium treatments found to stabilize the memory of patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers from Brazil are suggesting that lithium could potentially halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. In a study published in the journal Current Alzheimer Research, they wrote that the memory of Alzheimer’s patients stabilized after taking small doses of lithium. The team also reported that lithium was able to slow down the aging of brain cells. While research is still ongoing, they … Continue reading Study: Lithium treatments found to stabilize the memory of patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Second wave of coronavirus in Europe starting to affect the elderly

Coronavirus infections in Europe are starting to reach people aged 65 and above, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The new wave of infections was mainly caused by younger people with little to no symptoms infecting their older family members. This has caused a rise in COVID-19-related hospitalizations and fatalities during … Continue reading Second wave of coronavirus in Europe starting to affect the elderly

Healing herbs: Alternative herbal remedies for hypertension

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and the University of Copenhagen have identified a bioactive trait common among many herbs. This trait, researchers say, is responsible for the antihypertensive properties demonstrated by these herbs. Their finding, detailed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers a promising alternative strategy for treating hypertension, a condition in which blood pressure … Continue reading Healing herbs: Alternative herbal remedies for hypertension

7 Amazing plant compounds that will improve your eyesight and prevent macular degeneration

Macular degeneration involves the loss of central vision. It happens due to damage in the macula, which is part of the retina. It is one of the leading causes of vision loss in adults 50 years and above. The condition typically comes with age, hence the name age-related macular degeneration, or AMD.There are about two million Americans aged 40 … Continue reading 7 Amazing plant compounds that will improve your eyesight and prevent macular degeneration

Following a plant-based diet may help prevent the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

A review published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition found that a plant-based diet can reduce or prevent the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis – an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation in the joints, which causes painful swelling and stiffness. This finding can help patients manage the often debilitating effects of the disease, according to researchers from the Physicians Committee for … Continue reading Following a plant-based diet may help prevent the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

New study reveals regular garlic intake may lower mortality risk

A recent study published in the journal Nutrients found that regularly consuming garlic can lower all-cause mortality risk among older people. Previous research associated garlic consumption with lower mortality risk in younger healthy subjects. But no such evidence had been documented for older adults. The present study, on the other hand, shows the protective effects of garlic among people aged 80 … Continue reading New study reveals regular garlic intake may lower mortality risk

11 Natural ways to boost your bone density and overall health

Maintaining bone density is crucial for your well-being. When your bones lose density, they become more prone to fractures. To boost your bone health, you need to exercise regularly and follow a balanced diet rich in nutritious fruits and vegetables. Bone density and aging Your bones get stronger as you age, but when you’re in your late 20s, you naturally … Continue reading 11 Natural ways to boost your bone density and overall health

Middle aged women can experience cognitive decline as a side effect of stressful life experiences

Middle-aged women who experience stressful life experiences are more likely to develop dementia later in life, suggests a recent study from Johns Hopkins University. In their report, which was published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, the team noted that the findings were specific to women who experience chronic stress. This could also explain the disproportionate rates of … Continue reading Middle aged women can experience cognitive decline as a side effect of stressful life experiences

Immune cells ATTACK the aging brain and release a substance that hinders new nerve cell production, report scientists

DNA Methylation Study Provides Insight for Treating Brain Cancer

Receiving the diagnosis of a brain cancer is undoubtedly disastrous news that nobody wants to hear for themselves or their loved ones. Although significant advances have been made to understand and treat many cancers, the mortality rate remains high for cancers of the brain.  New research, however, may be shedding light on one form of … Continue reading DNA Methylation Study Provides Insight for Treating Brain Cancer