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By On May 14th, 2013

Peppers Could Reduce Parkinson’s Risk

Several studies have examined the fact that smokers are less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease and now researchers believe that it could be due to “a neuroprotective effect of nicotine.” Trading for cancer risks and lung disease isn’t a great way to avoid Parkinson’s, however, so experts recently examined the effect of consuming vegetables in…

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By On March 12th, 2013

Alzheimer’s Could Affect Sleep Quality

There have been numerous studies on Alzheimer’s recently and all of them are attempting to find new ways to spot Alzheimer’s earlier and easier. Michael Smith writes for MedPage Today that in a recent study at Washington University in St. Louis inefficient sleeping was tied to a molecule involved in Alzheimer’s pathogenesis. However, amyloid, which…

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By On November 13th, 2012

Beware Bogus Meningitis Cure

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has infected more than 400 people, according to the CDC. Complicating the problem is a Tennessee company that made false claims about its products ability to cure the disease. The FDA reports that The Avalon Effect illegally marketed their “Quantum Series Personal Wellness Pack” by making claims that the “non-invasive…

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