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"Brain Pacemakers" Zap Brain to Ward Off Alzheimer's

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January 21, 2013
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Imagine zapping your brain with jolts of electricity, all to ward off Alzheimer's disease. While it sounds like a science fiction plot, it's real.


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MultiVu (Sep. 21, 2012) Seventy-five (75) percent of people with dementia and 64 percent of caregivers believe there are negative associations for those diagnosed with dementia in their countries, according to survey fielded by Alzheimer's Disease International and published today in the World Alzheimer Report 2012: Overcoming the Stigma of Dementia. The report was released on Alzheimer's Action Day as part of World Alzheimer's Month activities engaging people in the cause and raising awareness about the disease.
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3D Human Brain Map Points Way to Future Discovery

3D Human Brain Map Points Way to Future Discovery

Reuters (July 16, 2013) German and Canadian scientists have built a three dimensional map of the human brain to help in the development of new treatments for neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The "human brain map" shows the organ in unprecedented detail, allowing neuro-researchers to examine brain function and pathways on a molecular level. Rob Muir reports.
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Bee Sting Therapy Causing a Buzz in China

Bee Sting Therapy Causing a Buzz in China

AFP (Aug. 13, 2013) Patients in China are swarming to acupuncture clinics to be given bee stings to treat or ward off life-threatening illness, practitioners say.
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Antioxidant Supplements Can Be Overload, Experts Caution

Antioxidant Supplements Can Be Overload, Experts Caution

CBC (Aug. 28, 2013) Antioxidant supplement research suggests the pills are more likely to do harm than ward off cancer and heart disease.
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