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Weed Could Help Prevent Certain Brain Diseases
The existing research is promising, but researchers are calling for more clinical trials in humans.
Here’s Another Reason You Might Want to Quit Diet Soda
The health risks (Alzheimer's?!) may not be worth the calorie savings.
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Men Are Smoking More Pot than Women
And it could put their brains at a disadvantage.
Stuffing Your Face with Burgers and Fries May Increase the Risk of Alzheimer’s
According to a recent study, the sugary, fatty crap many of us Westerners eat is more likely to lead to Alzheimer’s disease.
Why Eye Exams Are the Future of Alzheimer’s Screening
Right now there’s no easy way to diagnose the disease.
Covering Your Pancakes in Maple Syrup Could Be Good For Your Brain
According to new research presented at the annual American Chemical Society meeting, antioxidants found in maple syrup may protect brain cells against damage.
Why You Should Worry If You Can’t Smell Peanut Butter
And now for the world’s most unlikely scientific discovery: Researchers have found that they can diagnose early Alzheimer’s disease with nothing more than a tablespoon of peanut butter and a ruler.
Born Again Brains
The human brain continues to regenerate even in adulthood, thanks to adult neurogenesis, or the birth of new neurons from parental neural stem cells.
Can Learning to Code Delay Alzheimer's?
Research suggests it might.
Sara Inés Calderón
Can Eating Bread Contribute to Alzheimer's?
Three years ago, filmmaker Max Lugavere began noticing that his mother was having trouble with her cognition. When she was diagnosed with dementia, he began looking for answers in the foods we commonly eat.
America Needs Alzheimer’s Funding Now
While the National Institute of Health spends $3 billion a year on AIDS research, and nearly $4.9 billion on cancer, for Alzheimer’s it spends only $500 million, an enormous drop off for an illness that is already widespread and growing rapidly.