Brain & Nervous System

The Link Between Pesticides And Parkinson’s Disease

Earlier this week, I briefly told you about a recent study in which US researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) identified 11 pesticides that might be a trigger in Parkinson’s disease. Some of our readers came back to me and asked if I provide more details on this topic. Anything but ‘farm […]

Meditation Boosts Genes That Promote Good Health

Before you dismiss meditation, as some “new age silliness” consider this: It actually activates genes that perform beneficial tasks in your body. It also deactivates genes that can make you sick. Breathe in, breathe out… It’s no secret these days that stress is more dangerous than we used to think. In fact, it’s a killer. […]

Is the Internet Changing The Way We Think?

The Internet is great. There’s no doubt that without it… well, you wouldn’t be reading this email, or getting the latest news from across the globe on your smartphone “as it happens”, planning your family holiday and buying airplane tickets would be a lot trickier and Aunt Bessie who lives in a little village in […]

Xanax: Common Prescription Drug Linked To Irreversible Dementia

Xanax is a benzodiazepine – a class of tranquilizing drugs that includes Valium, Klonopin and others. It is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression. Xanax works by slowing down the movement of chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced. This results in a reduction in nervous tension (anxiety). […]