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Dementia is a non-specific syndrome wherein the cognitive function of the brain is progressively compromised. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia observed, with the number of patients suffering from this c

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Sometimes it’s in the form of an unexplainable gut feeling or a nagging voice within. Other times it’s an inspirational insight or spontaneous thought about someone or something that crops up completely out of nowher

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Over-worked? Stressed? Anxiety-ridden? Despite what you may think, or feel right in this moment of distress, it doesn’t have to be this way. Take a deep breath and try these helpful tips for mental clarity. Sage Awa

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OMG! LMFAO! TTYL. Some of you may know what those initials mean . . . and some of you may not! Regardless of whether you’re up-to-date on the latest “shorthand,” there’s no doubt that text messaging and breaki

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Sometimes you yawn when you're sleepy and sometimes you yawn when you're just plain bored.  We've all experienced a deep, wide-mouthed yawn at some time or another.  But what you may not realize is that the frequency

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Mental disorders of the criminally insane. What goes on in the mind of a mass murderer?  Do they suffer from mental disorders that can drive them to such horrific crimes?  If that is the case, are they criminally insa

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The capture and killing of Osama bin Laden led many to wonder what drives the mind of the criminally insane.  In part two of our series on mental disorders we examine some of the illnesses associated with those felt to

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Imagine if your closet contained a wardrobe that could not only change your mood but could also be used as a tool for fighting Alzheimer’s disease. Sound far-fetched? So far, it is a promising concept that could be the

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If one of your parents has or had Alzheimer’s you’re at an increased risk of developing the disorder yourself.  Scientists have known this for some time.  The breaking news is that a recent study revealed which of

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Borderline personality disorder is a complex mental illness. Trying to describe it “is like staring into a lava lamp: what you see is constantly changing. The illness not only causes instability but symbolizes it.” (

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Most health-conscious people understand that essential omega-3 fats are crucial for optimal brain and heart health. For a while now fish oil has been the most popular source of the omega-3 essential fatty acids DHA and E

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You may think that the memory loss you experience as you age is inevitable. For instance, that forgetting where you set your keys or where you parked in the parking lot is just something that you’re going to have to de

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Dana Reeve, loving widow of the late Christopher Reevedied in 2006 at age 44 from complications caused by lung cancer. A year after her husband’s death, Dana Reeve (a lifelong smoker) told the world that she had lung c

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In our "Under the Microscope" series, we're presenting you with some heavy-duty scientific articles about recent discoveries in alternative health. Dopamine and Serotonin are both neurotransmitters, or in simpler terms,

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Fatty acids are needed in your everyday diet.  So much so, that many food companies enhance their products with the ever-important omega-3 fatty acids.  There are three types of these omega-3 acids: ALA, EPA and DHA. 

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You likely know Taoism. Maybe you don’t know that one of China’s great thinkers, Laozi, was its founder. It’s so long ago that no one can document it for certain, but Laozi also developed what he called “brain to

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Bacopa (Latin name: Bacopa Monnieri) is a classic brain and nervine tonic included in the "Brahmi" category of herbs, which are those that benefit both the mind and spirit and improve the intellect and consciousness. Bac

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Are you a right- or left-brainer? According to science, knowing the answer to that question can have an impact on preventing dementia and even Alzheimer’s disease! I would consider myself left-brain dominant, but I gue