memory loss

Can Chocolate Really Boost Your Memory?

It’s February and we all know what that means — Valentine’s Day… which in my opinion, is nothing more than a clever PR invention to boost the sales of chocolate, red roses and sentimental cards. Perhaps I’m just a bit too cynical. However, after what I’m going to tell you about the latest study on […]

Dementia prevention may be a lot simpler than we think

As we battle against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, it can often feel like there’s no hope on the horizon, especially for those who are caring for a loved one with this terrible disease. However, finally it looks like a breakthrough has been discovered that might just bring us one step closer to solving the dementia […]

Champix: FDA Stands Strong Against Pfizer’s Smoking Cessation Drug

We’ve been writing about the dangerous (and often fatal) consequences of taking the smoking cessation drug, Champix (Chantix in the US). In fact, last month I told you how the manufacturer of Champix, Pfizer, was doing everything in its power to remove the black box warning from this drug that tells people about its side […]

Thousands Of Middle-Aged Adults Have Dementia

A few weeks ago, researchers from Oxford University found that people between the ages of 30 to 39 who also were obese were 3.5 times more likely to develop dementia. According to the results, published in the Postgraduate Medical Journal, obese people in their 70s were neither at a heightened or lowered risk, while those […]