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Strawberries And Blueberries Can Help Reduce Cognitive Decline

According to a study, flavonoid-rich strawberries and blueberries could reduce cognitive aging in the elderly. The study results indicate that cognitive decline could be delayed by as much as 2.5 years in older people who eat greater quantities of the berries, which are high in flavonoids.[1] Flavonoids are plant compounds that often have powerful anti-inflammatory… Read More »

Model Predicts Cognitive Decline Due to Alzheimer’s Up to Two Years Out

Researchers hope the system can zero in on the right patients to enroll in clinical trials, to speed discovery of drug treatments. By Rob Matheson A new model developed at MIT can help predict if patients at risk for Alzheimer’s disease will experience clinically significant cognitive decline due to the disease, by predicting their cognition… Read More »

The decline in opioid deaths masks danger from designer drug overdoses in US

A pharmacist empties a prescription bottle of opioid painkillers that she filled for a patient at the pharmacy inside the facility in Boston. John Tlumacki | Boston Globe | Getty Images Drug overdose deaths are declining in the United States. The finding is being greeted as a sign that we may have reached a turning… Read More »

‘Silent’ strokes common after surgery, linked to cognitive decline

Canadian researchers have discovered that covert — or ‘silent’ — strokes are common in seniors after they have elective, non-cardiac surgery and double their risk of cognitive decline one year later. While an overt stroke causes obvious symptoms, such as weakness in one arm or speech problems that last more than a day, a covert… Read More »

Heart Attacks Are On The Decline

The number of heart attacks in the United States has flatten sharply and patients a much more likely to survive them. A recent study found that the rate of hospitalization for heart attacks dropped by 38 percent for people 65 and older. The death rate within 30 days of a heart attack also fell by… Read More »