healthy aging

Obesity drugs have another superpower: taming inflammation

The blockbuster medications that reduce body weight also reduce inflammation in organs such as the brain, raising hopes that they can treat Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. By Mariana Lenharo Immune cells (purple, artificially coloured) can contribute to chronic inflammation.Credit: Steve Gschmeissner/SPL The latest generation of anti-obesity drugs has taken the world by storm, thanks to their effectiveness at …

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Dementia Linked With Depression in Early and Middle Life

— Can better depression treatment reduce dementia risk? by Judy George, Deputy Managing Editor, MedPage Today July 24, 2023 FROM https://www.medpagetoday.com/neurology/dementia/105607 Depression diagnosed in early, middle, or late life more than doubled the risk for subsequent dementia, a study of 1.4 million people in Denmark showed. The overall hazard of all-cause dementia among people diagnosed with depression …

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Do Hormone Treatments for Menopause Increase Dementia Risk?

A new study suggests a link, but experts caution that there’s more to the story.   By Alisha Haridasani Gupta July 10, 2023   A large new study in Denmark suggested that hormone therapy — which women use to manage menopausal symptoms — was associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. …

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What are the differences between the Vielight Neuro Alpha and Neuro Gamma devices?

    What are the differences between the Vielight Neuro Alpha and Neuro Gamma devices? The question, “When should I use an alpha frequency and when should I use a gamma frequency?” is not new. In the context of brain photobiomodulation and Vielight products, this question refers to the Vielight Neuro Alpha and Neuro Gamma …

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High Cognitive Performance at Age 100

  — Some centenarians show resilience to cognitive decline, despite brain pathology by Judy George, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today January 15, 2021   Cognitively healthy centenarians appeared to have resilience mechanisms that helped them maintain high levels of cognitive performance despite risk factors for decline, a Dutch cohort study showed. Of 330 people 100 years old …

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