Category Archives: Central Nervous System

Tai Chi May Prevent Falls, Improve Mental Health in Elderly

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, ill health is viewed as an imbalance between yin and yang (the 2 opposing life forces).  Tai chi, the practice that combines deep breathing, relaxation with slow and gentle movements, is supposed to rebalance such energy … Continue reading

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Heavy Smoking in Midlife Increase the Risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular Dementia

A new study published in the October 25, 2010 issue of the Arch intern Med indicated that smoking in midlife hasten the loss of memory.  Researchers analyzed data from 21,123 members of a health care system who participated in a … Continue reading

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Lack of Sleep Compromises Weight Loss Efforts

If you are trying to lose weight, make sure you get enough sleep.  A study published in the October 5 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine indicated that lack of sleep thwarted the efficacy of dieting to lose weight.  … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Your Brain from Getting Old?

Walking at least 6 miles per week appears to maintain brain volume and preserve memory in old age, according to new research.  The results were reported in the October 13 online issue of Neurology.  In the study, 299 dementia-free people … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s disease – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Latest Treatment

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that occurs gradually and results in memory loss, behavior changes, and a decline in cognitive abilities. These losses are related to the death of brain cells and the breakdown of the … Continue reading

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Tai Chi May Be Useful to Treat Fibromyalgia

We have previously reported that Tai Chi might be effective in improving the efficacy of antidepressant agents.  Now, a new study published in New England Journal of Medicine indicated that Tai Chi might also relieve the symptoms in patients with … Continue reading

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How to Reduce Your Brain Aging?

A study published in the August issue of the Circulation indicated that declining cardiac function is associated with lower total brain volume. Using Framingham data, the researchers reviewed brain and cardiac MRIs and neuropsychological and laboratory data of 1,504 participants. … Continue reading

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Multivitamin Use and Breast Cancer: Protective or Harmful?

We have previously reported the benefits of taking vitamins in reducing cardiovascular disease, cancer risk and mental diseases.  Now, the result of a new study added to the glowing benefits of vitamins by suggesting its role in reducing breast cancer. … Continue reading

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Regular Tea Consumption Slows Cognitive Decline

A large longitudinal study suggested that regular tea consumption may slow the rate of cognitive decline in cognitively normal older adults.  When compared with non-tea drinkers, tea drinkers have a lower annual rate of cognitive decline compared with non-tea-drinkers, ranging … Continue reading

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Vitamin E–Rich Foods Lower Long-Term Dementia Risk

Vitamin E may delay the risk of having dementia. A study published in Archives of Neurology found that participants who have higher intake of vitamin E were 25% less likely to develop dementia than those with lowest intake.  In the … Continue reading

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