Today: News about the following:
- How To Keep Your Brain Healthy
- Cyborg Cardiac Patch Could Save Lives
- Best Exercise For Your Brain
- Method To Control Diabetes Without Injections Being Developed
- A New Technique For Earlier Disease Detection…
How To Maintain A Healthy Brain:
According to The Canadian Alzheimer Society, (NO, that isn’t an oxymoron!) we don’t have to sit around and let the cumulative effects of aging fuddle up our brain.
The Canadian Alzheimer Society advises that:
“A healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias…“
Thankfully, both lifestyle and attitude, are ongoing choices directly within our immediate control.
We can chose the stairs rather than the elevator.
Because we can’t fathom anyone’s inner conflicts, we don’t have to judge their behavior as boorish, rude or even directed towards us…
In today’s busy world, few of our societal interactions are personal…
We enhance our health when we lighten up, and, like a honey bee, move on to the next flower bud.
Opps… May have over-reached with that one.
Anyway, click on the up-coming blue link and learn about:
- Ongoing brain health risk factors;
- The 9 brain risk factors we can control
- And the 4 risks we can’t do anything about…
- Click Here: How To Maintain A Healthy Brain
Best Exercise For Your Brain:
Did you know that certain types of exercises, are better for your brain health, than are others?
Well, me neither.
But then, I’m not too certain about anything…
Yet, according to the New York Times blog,
“Some forms of exercise may be much more effective than others at bulking up the brain, according to a remarkable new study in rats…“
Results from the study, indicate that ‘sustained aerobic exercise might be most beneficial for brain health also in humans.’
‘Sustained aerobic exercise’, in the study, was jogging, at moderate speed, for 2 – 3 miles.
While the study was conducted on lab rats, the researchers weren’t shy about correlating their observations upon us human type rats.
Anyway, interesting read that you can get when you click on the following blue link: Best Exercise For Your Brain
Cardiac Patch Could Save Lives:
Just read about a self-regulating ‘cyborg cardiac patch’ that could save the lives of people who are suffering from diseased hearts.
This invention, or discovery, depending on how you look at it, could eventually become a safe alternative to heart transplants – according to Tel Aviv University Professor Tal Dvir.
The technology involves integrating electronics into living tissue around the heart, and acts like a self-regulating machine that contracts and expands the heart so it pumps blood normally.
Fascinating stuff that you can read more about when you click on the following blue link: Cyborg Cardiac Patch Can Save Lives
Method To Control Diabetes Without Injections In The Works:
More ‘patch-type’ news:
Because our son, Benjamin, suffers from diabetes, any diabetes news draws my attention.
As did the following headline:
Scientists have created a painless patch that can control diabetes without injections!
It seems the patch is an upgrade of the so-called Smart Insulin Patch, that was announced by the same research team in 2015.
The main difference is while the previous patch contained synthetic insulin, the new patch contains real, live beta cells, which means it’s able to more safely manage a patient’s blood sugar levels for longer, without the risk of over- or under-doing it.
And because the beta cells are kept on a patch safely outside of the patient’s body, there’s no chance of them being rejected by the immune system…”
As yet, the patch hasn’t reached human testing. It’s been successfully tested on lab rats.
Human trials is in the offing.
If this tests out, the patch could replace insulin shots.
Read more when you click on the following blue link: Is A Method To Control Diabetes Without Injections In The Works
New Technique For Earlier Disease Detection:
Is it reasonable to assume that the earlier a disease is detected, the greater the chance for a cure?
Medical experts say:
Early detection of most diseases significantly increases the chance of successful treatment.
While one aspect of early diagnosis is luck – whether a patient is screened at the right time, another important aspect is that tests are sensitive enough to pick up on the minuscule changes that diseases leave in the blood stream…”
Scientists at Stanford University have developed a new testing technique, which they hope will prove thousands of times more sensitive, than those now being used in existing lab experiments.
The test was designed to speed up the detection of diseases, including HIV and cancer.
And, according to Stanford University researchers, the technique is being tested in real-world clinical trials.
You can learn more when you click on the following blue link: New Technique For Early Detection Of Cancer and HIV:
Sappy Song #7:
Talk to you next time…
Until then, I’d love to hear your Living On The Far Side Of 55 story!