Pass the Tea for Your Brain Health

 

          Honestly, this is not shocking.  Multiple studies have already revealed a list of benefits from tea drinking.  In this case, researchers from the National University of Singapore reported what appear to be beneficial structural changes in the brain of human subjects who drink tea on a near daily basis.  Prior studies had focused on neuropsychological testing but not actual structural or functional imaging techniques. 

Dentists to Begin Treating Alzheimer’s Patients

The day may come when dentists enter the field of Alzheimer’s therapy thanks to this breaking research.  While past studies have linked the mouth bacteria,  porphyromonas gingivalis, heart disease, this study ties several convincing lines of evidence to implicate this bacteria in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. 

This particular bacteria can either colonize our mouths or dig deeper and contribute to gingivitis (gum inflammation) in a large percentage of the population.  When we brush our teeth or eat,

Tunnel from Skull to Brain

Express Subway from Skull to Brain  —

A number of thrilling discoveries have arisen in recent months from the field of neuroimmunology.  First researchers stumbled upon the brain’s lymphatic system despite believing for decades that none existed.  Now researchers uncovered a mechanism for immune cells in the bone marrow of the skull to reach the brain tissue directly.