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1 in 3 Cases of Dementia are PREVENTABLE: Start in Childhood to Reduce Risks

Jul 22, 2017
News Staff

"Antipsychotic drugs are commonly used to treat agitation and aggression, but there is substantial concern about these drugs because of an increased risk of death, cardiovascular adverse events and infections, not to mention excessive sedation." — Dr. Lon Schneider

(Los Angeles, CA) — Managing lifestyle factors such as hearing loss, smoking, hypertension and depression could prevent one-third of the world's dementia cases, according to a report by the first Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care. Presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017 and published in The Lancet, the report also highlights the beneficial effects of nonpharmacologic interventions such as social contact and exercise for people with dementia. (Photo Credit: Wikidot.com)

"There's been a great deal of focus on developing medicines to prevent dementia, including Alzheimer's disease," says commission member and AAIC presenter Lon Schneider, MD, professor of psychiatry and the behavioral sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC...





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Do You Have Any of These "10 Deadly Foods" In Your Kitchen? If So, Proceed With Caution!

Jul 22, 2017
News Staff

[The Daily Meal] From nutmeg, to green potatoes, to bitter almonds and raw cashews, you may be surprised at the ingredients scientists say you need to realize could be dangerous, even lethal, to adults and/or children …. continue reading here...





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The True Difference Between Psychedelic Drugs and Prophecy

Jul 22, 2017
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz

A new Johns Hopkins' study isn't sitting well with some rabbis. Said Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser: "It is significant that natural psychedelics don't grow in Israel and it is not part of our tradition. That is because we are a nation of prophets, and the real prophetic experience makes LSD look like kiddie vitamins."

(Israel) — [Breaking Israel News] In their search for possible benefits of psilocybin "Magic Mushrooms," researchers at Johns Hopkins University put out a call for clergy from different faiths to determine if this natural psychedelic can help man connect with God. Rabbis, even those who have benefitted in the past from this experience, are reluctant, highlighting that the true 'God experience' cannot be confined to a laboratory.....





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Happy? Your Health Will Absolutely Thank You for It in the Long Run

Jul 22, 2017
News Staff

"We now have to take very seriously the finding that happy people are healthier and live longer, and that chronic unhappiness can be a true health threat.” – Professor Ed Diener

A new review indicates that subjective well-being—factors such as life satisfaction and enjoyment of life—can influence physical health. The review's investigators also examine why this is so and conditions where it is most likely to occur. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

Subjective well-being may exert its effects on physical health through health behaviors, as well as through the immune and cardiovascular systems. Although scientists still are exploring and debating when happiness most affects health, there is no doubt that it can do so...





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