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The Brains of Lost Fish Help Them Find Their Way Home, Reveals a Unique Study

Lost fish find their way home thanks to how their brains are wired, according to new research. The neuronal circuit evolved up to half a billion years ago—and could have been passed onto humans. It enables our slippery ancestors to get back on course, even after being swept away by fast flowing currents. The discovery […]

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Keith Hovan Discusses the Health Impacts of Climate Change – OCNJ Daily

Keith Hovan is a healthcare executive with both clinical and administrative leadership experience. In the article below Keith Hovan discusses the impacts of our ever-changing climate, and the effect global warming has on our overall health. A recent article by…

Headaches and other neurological diseases are getting worse — due to climate change – Study Finds

MINNEAPOLIS – Headaches are getting worse, and a new study says climate change may be to blame. According to researchers from the American Academy of Neurology, global warming is fueling a rise in neurological diseases ranging from migraines to Alzheimer’s….

Park Finds Fungus so Rare in UK that Cage is Erected to Protect It from Collectors Who Prize It for Health

A historic English garden recently became home to a fungus so rare in the UK that a gardener erected a cage to protect it from knowledgeable foragers who claim it can help fight dementia and cancer. Spotted by a volunteer at The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, they identified the big shaggy ball as […]

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Singapore Uses Bright Colored Signs to Created a Dementia-Friendly Neighborhood – LOOK

In keeping with the Singapore government’s initiative to enable ‘aging in place’, a dementia-friendly wayfinding solution was devised for Khatib Central and Chong Pang City, which were identified as residential estates with aging populations. The project’s objective was to create a system that assists seniors and those afflicted with dementia in navigating around their neighborhoods […]

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Daily Multivitamins Could Help Keep Seniors Mentally Sharp—and May Protect Against Dementia

A daily multivitamin helps keep people over the age of 65 mentally sharp, and may also protect against dementia. Researchers estimated supplementation for three years roughly translated to a 60% slowing of cognitive decline, equating to nearly two years of normal mental capacity. There are currently around 5.6 million people with Alzheimer’s and related dementia […]

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Alzheimer’s Memory Loss Reversed in Mice After Scientists Discover Method to Form New Brain Cells

Alzheimer’s has been reversed in mice after scientists at the University of Illinois-Chicago boosted the formation of new brain cells, a breakthrough that could lead to new treatments. Their gene therapy fueled new neurons in the hippocampus—a region in the brain vital for learning and remembering where you put your car keys. Experiments have shown […]

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Smartphones ‘Can Boost Memory Skills’ by Freeing Up Our Brains to Remember Other Things

Far from being dumb or making us dumb, the use of smartphones can actually boost people’s memory skills, according to a new study. Scientists say that rather than making us lazy or forgetful, the digital devices provide a valuable service of storing very important information of a low complexity, which frees up our brains to […]

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Music Helps Reconnect Elderly Patients with their Memories in New Study

When Paul McCartney wrote “Get Back,” he never would have predicted how useful or relevant the song would become for music therapists. The song’s refrain—“Get back to where you once belonged”—might as well be a therapist encouraging a dementia patient to recall a distant memory. In new research, Psyche Loui, an associate professor of music, is […]

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Reaching Out to Friends After Long Time is More Appreciated Than You Know, Says Research

People consistently underestimate how much others in their social circle might appreciate an unexpected phone call, text or email just to say hello. Additionally, the more surprising the connection, the greater the appreciation. In a paper published by the American Psychological Association, researchers conducted a series of experiments involving more than 5,900 participants that explored […]

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