Posts Tagged "brain ageing"

Antidepressants may counter effects of brain ageing

Posted on Dec 12, 2018 in Health & Wellness, Medical Rewind

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the August 20, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show (click link above to listen to the show) A commonly used antidepressant medication Prozac can counter some of the effects of brain ageing, such as sensory and cognitive decline, an MIT study suggests. The research published in the Journal of Neuroscience provides fresh evidence that the decline in the capacity of brain cells to change – called ‘plasticity’ – rather than a decline in total cell number, may underlie some of the sensory and cognitive...

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Brain Organizes Itself for Introspection as Children Age

Posted on Nov 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

SUNDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) — As children mature, increased synchronization between specific areas of the brain alter how they view themselves and others, a new study suggests. This includes an increasing aptitude for introspection, researchers say. Georgetown University Medical Center researchers used functional MRI to examine the activity of the five scattered brain regions that comprise what’s known as the default-mode network (DMN). It’s believed that the DMN — which is only active when the mind is at rest and allowed to wander or daydream — plays an...

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Keeping Heart Healthy Slows Down Brain Ageing

Posted on Aug 19, 2010 in Cardiovascular Health

Want to slow down the aging process of your brain? Well, then start keeping you heart healthy, suggests a new study. In the study, people whose hearts pumped less blood had brains that appeared older than the brains of those whose hearts pumped more blood. Decreased cardiac index, the amount of blood that pumps from the heart in relation to a person’s body size, was associated with decreased brain volume using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Researchers observed the link even in those participants who did not have cardiovascular disease, such as heart failure or coronary heart disease. As...

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