Alzheimer’s

There are various forms of dementia. However, the most common type of dementia is that caused by a specific disease called Alzheimer’s Disease.

Statins

According to the UK National Health Service, “Statins are a group of medicines that can help lower the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood. LDL cholesterol is often referred to as ‘bad cholesterol’, and statins reduce the production of it inside the liver.Having a high level of LDL cholesterol is potentially dangerous, …

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Eggs

Eggs

We all know that eggs are packed with protein and other good things, but what about the not-so-good things? Are we in fact better off by not eating eggs, and getting our nutrients elsewhere? The Good Things about Eggs WebMD.com is typical of advice on the benefits of eating eggs: • They offer “complete protein”. …

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DNA

For about $150 (or more) you can have your DNA analyzed, and get a range of comment about what diseases and conditions you might be more susceptible to, compared with the average person. But what can you usefully do with the information, and is it worth bothering? The Tests The most widely publicized tests are …

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Sleep

We often hear that sleep is important, but that leads to several questions: • How much sleep should we be getting? • What if we have less sleep than we should? • Can you have too much sleep? • Is an afternoon nap a good thing or a bad thing? The Harvard Medical School says: …

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Dementia

Most of us know of a friend or relative that’s been affected by dementia, with the saddest cases being where the person no longer even recognizes close family members. That’s why many people fear dementia more than cancer or other diseases. The UK National Health Service says that early symptoms to watch out for include: …

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