Canadian doctors now investigating mysterious brain condition in some patients

Doctors in Canada have encountered patients exhibiting symptoms of a mysterious brain condition. The disease shares similarities with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Medical professionals surmise that environmental toxins are behind the unknown condition. Roger Ellis is a patient afflicted with the disease. The New Brunswick resident, who is in his early 60s, … Continue reading Canadian doctors now investigating mysterious brain condition in some patients

Pfizer’s covid injection linked to Alzheimer’s, neurodegenerative disease

The long-term effects of Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination remain mostly unknown, but what we do know is that Alzheimer’s and other neurological degenerative diseases are already being identified as among the health consequences. A new study reports that it has been suspected for a while now, based on preliminary evidence, that Chinese Virus jabs could cause dementia. … Continue reading Pfizer’s covid injection linked to Alzheimer’s, neurodegenerative disease

This neuron-killing protein travels from the gut to the brain by hijacking a nerve

A recent study published in the journal Neuron found that alpha-synuclein (a-syn), a protein genetically linked to Parkinson’s disease, spreads from the gut to the brain through the vagus nerve. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore tested a previously proposed hypothesis suggesting that the gut-brain axis is involved in the progression of Parkinson’s — a neurodegenerative disorder that … Continue reading This neuron-killing protein travels from the gut to the brain by hijacking a nerve

Study: Pressure on blood vessels that decreases cerebral blood flow may be linked to Alzheimer’s

The brain works similar to a computer in that both can hold and process plenty of information. But the brain also shares a computer’s need for a reliable source of power to function properly. This power is provided in the form of glucose and oxygen found in the blood. However, some neurological diseases disrupt this … Continue reading Study: Pressure on blood vessels that decreases cerebral blood flow may be linked to Alzheimer’s

The potential neuroprotective properties of salidroside from Rhodiola rosea

Researchers from China investigated the potential neuroprotective properties of salidroside, a chemical compound found in the plant Rhodiola rosea. Their findings were published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. Microglial activation leads to increased production of pro-inflammatory enzymes and cytokines, which is considered to be a key factor in neurodegenerative diseases. Only a few drugs target microglial … Continue reading The potential neuroprotective properties of salidroside from Rhodiola rosea

Can the keto diet be used to treat Alzheimer’s?

Researchers from the University of Regensburg in Germany recently reviewed the findings of preclinical studies and clinical trials which focused on the efficacy of ketogenic diets in treating Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Results from different trials suggested that ketogenic diets could halt the progression of AD by counteracting the impaired glucose uptake and metabolism that precedes the onset of AD. Their … Continue reading Can the keto diet be used to treat Alzheimer’s?

Can oxygen treatments help prevent neurodegenerative disease?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) limits the amount of oxygen that reaches important parts of the body. Patients with this condition are, thus, very prone to developing neurodegenerative diseases. But a Canadian-led research team advised that giving these patients extra doses of oxygen could help prevent the onset of dementia. For their experiment, researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan flew all the … Continue reading Can oxygen treatments help prevent neurodegenerative disease?

The risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., but recent studies have ranked it third after they found that deaths caused by this disease were underreported. In addition, many people who potentially have Alzheimer’s never receive a diagnosis for their condition. Given this development, this puts Alzheimer’s disease just behind heart disease … Continue reading The risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease

Natural grape compound resveratrol treats deadly neurodegenerative disease

The antioxidant resveratrol, a natural compound in grape skins, may provide the first known cure for a deadly neurodegenerative disease known as adult-onset neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (ANCL), according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool and published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics. "ANCL is fortunately rare but it is currently untreatable," … Continue reading Natural grape compound resveratrol treats deadly neurodegenerative disease