The drug links
Opinion vary as always, but dementia is thought to be caused by gradual changes and damage in the brain is caused by a build-up of abnormal (amyloid beta) proteins in the brain which leads to a decline in a person’s mental, and sometimes physical abilities.
Much of the research on Alzheimer’s disease has focused on the amyloid beta protein which clumps together
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A journey through life
Can we stay forever young?
For most people, ageing is simply a biological process and it affects all things, not just the living and humans, yet even the universe we reside in changes or ages over time.
As we age through childhood and adolescence we become stronger and are more inclined to celebrate life and have a sense of timelessness.
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What’s The Right Thing To Do?
Thanks to modern medical technology we are enabling people to live longer yet many of those lives are compromised and the people whose lives have been prolonged require continual social and medical support.
This raises questions like how long should we keep people alive? In some countries voluntary euthanasia has been legalised giving people who still have their mental
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In the EU and US
During the 1990s life expectancy continued to improve, influenza vaccinations became popular and even mandatory for some. But in recent years these vaccinations have been less effective and when combined with the decline in the economy of many northern countries, the wintertime death rates of the elderly are soaring.
According to figures released by Winter Cold Bites
Why Do We Age?
The fountain of youth is a metaphor that alludes to our immortality that has been used over and over in our literature. In our youth we feel indestructible from indulging in physicality, yet deep down we have an innate affinity with the idea of the immortality of our bodies. There are legends of people living hundreds and even
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