In the UK, statin drugs have been credited with a 50 percent decrease in deaths caused by heart attack. According to new research, however, while they may be guarding your heart from the effects of cholesterol or other heart disease, statins could very well be attacking another part of your body – your brain.
A research team led by Neil Marrion, …Read more
There are many changes that our body goes through as we age. One of the most noticeable changes is memory loss. A question that both patients and scientists have been asking for years is whether memory loss is a natural, healthy part of aging, or if it is a result of disease.
A recent study conducted at Cornell University has developed a new method to determine whether memory loss is caused by a healthy aging process or a more detrimental …Read more
Everyone generally accepts the fact – albeit with dread – that as they get older, their memory will start to decline. The brain is a fascinating machine, but it starts to break down as we age. However, a recent breakthrough in neuroscience suggests that age-related memory loss may no longer be a terrible inevitability after all. One little subunit in the brain was found to hold the key to strong memory, and with it, the potential to maintain this cherished …Read more
Prescription memory drugs are often given to Alzheimer’s patients, and they are also prescribed ‘off-label’ to people with memory problems and disturbed brain function. Like all prescription medications, drugs that target the memory can cause a plethora of side-effects and health risks. Which begs the question: Are prescription memory drugs even effective for non-Alzheimer’s patients and if they are, do the purported benefits outweigh the risks?
There are two main classes of medications that …Read more