Does Moderate Alcohol Consumption Improve Brain Function?0

It is well documented that excessive consumption of alcohol is linked to various serious health problems. Heavy drinking is a known risk factor for diseases such as cardiovascular problems, some types of cancer, cirrhosis, dementia , depression, pancreatitis and high blood pressure, among others.But what about low-to-moderate alcohol consumption? A number of studies published in […]

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Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease0

Rates of Alzheimer&8217;s disease (AD) are rising worldwide, and research on the subject, particularly risk factors and correlation with cognitive impairment and decline are among the most important and applicable. Among those, data suggests that diet seems to be the most important risk factor to target. For instance, is a very well-known fact that when […]

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Best and Worst of Neuroscience and Neurology – July 20160

Hundreds of articles published this month further advanced our knowledge of neuroscience. Lots of new discoveries published in July relate to some of the most fundamental processes in the brain that shape our daily life, as well as to the practical problems doctors have to deal with on a regular basis. The selection of articles […]

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Can Technology Change How Our Brain Works?0

Smartphones and other electronic devices have changed the way we communicate and the way we interact with the world. But to what extent can technology change us? Most importantly, can it change our brain? When neurons communicate with each other they generate brain waves. These are the result of the synchronized rhythmic activity of thousands […]

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Diabetes-Associated Cognitive Impairment – Not Just For the Elderly0

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is on the rise; it can actually be regarded as an epidemic propagating as a consequence of poor lifestyle choices &8211; bad feeding habits and sedentarism. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that there are over 380 million cases of diabetes throughout the world and predict that it may […]

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