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Diets Low in Fish Speed Up Brain Aging

Posted on 03/1/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWhen I was a kid, my Mom used to tell me to eat fish, it would make me smarter. “What does she know?” I’d grump to myself as I picked at my tuna salad. A lot, as it turns out. A new study by Alzheimer’s experts at UCLA’s Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research confirms that motherly advice. The researchers found that people with low blood levels of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish not only had smaller brains, they …

Hope For The Blind? Stem Cells Improve Vision

Posted on 01/24/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthTwo older women, both legally blind from degenerative eye disease, have regained some of their sight, thanks to an experimental treatment using human stem cells, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, report. This is the first time human embryonic stem cells have been used to treat eye disease. The researchers, with UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute, caution that it’s far too early to call this a cure, but lead researcher Steven D. Schwartz, M.D., a professor of ophthalmalogy, …