Archive for the ‘Brain Health News’ Category

Memory Loss Side Effects with Prescription Drugs

22nd April 2014 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

A number of prescription drugs, especially in combination with each other, can cause unintended memory loss symptoms. Some of the more common prescription medications known to cause memory problems are Benzodiazepines (anti-anxiety meds) such as lprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (Valium), flurazepam (Dalmane), lorazepam (Ativan), midazolam (Versed), quazepam (Doral), temazepam (Restoril) and triazolam […]

    Migraine Suppression Device Approved by FDA

    21st April 2014 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

    The U.S. FDA recently approved an interesting approach for treating migraines that doesn’t involve the standard treatment regimen of migraine medications. Using the principle of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), the device is a headband that delivers small electrical impulses to branches of the trigeminal nerve, a nerve responsible for facial sensations and motor functions. […]

      Your Brain Loves Coffee for Good Reasons

      20th April 2014 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

      The warmth. The wonderful aroma of roasted coffee beans. A fresh cup prepared just the way you like it: a morning and daily ritual practiced by millions of coffee drinkers around the world. The obvious reason that people consume over 8 million metric tons of coffee beans each year is for the caffeine, which metabolises […]

        Protecting Memory Health Organically

        25th February 2014 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

        Some interesting work being done by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies with organic compounds that appear to provide some protection against memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The Salk researchers applied flavonols, a type of chemical with strong anti-oxidant properties found in many fruits and vegetables, to a mouse model that mimics symptoms […]

          Can Infant Brain Scans Predict Future Alzheimer’s Risk?

          25th January 2014 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

          In a study destined to generate some controversy, researchers at Brown University and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute have identified significant differences in the brain scans of babies (ages 2 months to 25 months), based on their APOE4 gene status, a known risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. A total of 162 sleeping babies underwent MRI brain scans […]