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waterbottleFeeling Tired and Mentally Fatigued? You Could Be Dehydrated

July 30th, 2018 Heard on Morning Edition NPR Allison Aubrey Was it hard to concentrate during that long meeting? Does the crossword seem a little tougher? You could be mildly dehydrated. A growing body of evidence finds that being just a little dehydrated is tied to a range of subtle effects — from mood changes

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Researchers Find Specific Types of Herpes Viruses Could Be Related To Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

  June 21,2018 Heard on “All Things Considered” NPR Jon Hamilton: Two common herpes viruses appear to play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. The viruses, best known for causing a distinctive skin rash in young children, are abundant in brain tissue from people with Alzheimer’s, a team of scientists reportsThursday in Neuron. The team also

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High-Intensity Workouts May Be Good at Any Age

CreditGetty Images Abbreviated, intense workouts may help people of any age become healthier, a new study of old mice that ran on treadmills suggests. Although the experiment involved rodents, not humans, the study found that old mice can tolerate high-intensity interval training and rapidly gain fitness and strength, even if they start off frail and

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Medical News: People who sleep longer twice as likely to develop dementia

MNT – Hourly Medical News Since 2003 Alzheimer’s / Dementia Sleep / Sleep Disorders / InsomniaSeniors / AgingNeurology / Neuroscience People who sleep longer twice as likely to develop dementia Written by Ana Sandoiu Published: Thursday 23 February 2017 Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of Americans, and the numbers are expected to grow. New research suggests there may

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Brain blood flow reduces when fit older adults stop exercising

Written By Catharine Paddock PhD Physically fit, healthy older adults who stopped exercising for only 10 days showed signs of significant decreases in blood flow to parts of the brain that are important for thinking, learning, and memory – such as the hippocampus. The researchers found significant reductions in resting brain blood flow in eight

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