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Brain Health News

Are Brain Training Programs a Scam?

It takes a lot to get neuroscientists in an uproar, but the subject of brain training programs and whether they are effective seems to do the trick. The latest round started with Stanford Center on Longevity issuing an open letter criticizing the “magic bullet” claims of many commercial brain training companies. A competing open letter […]

A Migraine Prevention Treatment on the Horizon

What if there was a way to prevent migraines from starting? Based on some hopeful clinical trial results, millions of people suffering from migraines may soon have an answer. Current medications treat only the symptoms of recurring migraines; they offer no help to prevent the start of a migraine attack. Researchers investigating the intricate details […]

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia and Multiple Sclerosis

Chronically low Vitamin D levels are likely linked to an increased risk of dementia and multiple sclerosis (MS), according to studies published in the journals Brain and Neurology. The Neurology study is the first large, prospective, population-based study to examine Vitamin D concentrations in relation to lifetime risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the […]

The Future Wave of Medical Technology

The Exponential Medicine Conference in San Diego last week provided a forward looking view on what health care will be like in the future, along with quickly evolving news on medical technology advances. The conference, which featured insights from practicing physicians, leading edge medical researchers, biotech & health tech executives (including Craig Venter, Peter Diamandis, […]

The Complete Healthy Brain Dinner Recipe

This is the first installment in a new series on practical, informative healthy brain food recipes. Enjoy! This dinner is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids – both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)- along with a wide range of antioxidants, including flavonoids and curcuminoids. Omega 3 sits squarely in the concept of “What’s […]