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10/28/02

HealthWise at 5 From 10.28

  • Alzheimer's Study

A small, first of it's kind study suggests a procedure that helps drain fluid from the brain could delay the dementia that comes with Alzheimer's Disease. Researchers implanted devices called shunts to reroute brain fluid to the abdomen in 12 Alzheimer's Disease patients. These patients and 11 others, who did not get the implants, took standard reading and memory tests every three months for a year. In the end, patients who did not get the implants declined at a much greater rate than those whose brain fluid was rerouted. While these results are encouraging, experts say much more study is needed. This study is published in the Journal of the American Academy of Neurology. This study was conducted by researchers at Stanford University and the University of Washington at Seattle.

  • New Eye Protection 

A leading cause of macular degeneration is the harmful rays from the sun. Now, a new prescription lens might protect you just in time for that harsh winter sun. The Skin Cancer Foundation has awarded its seal of recommendation to featherwates spf, this patented formula contains synthetic melanin, a natural pigment found in the body. The lens has polarizing features and reduces glare. The featherwates are now available nationwide.

  • Breakfast and ADHD

For kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, eating a good breakfast is especially important, but you might want to skip the bacon. Researchers found that children with the disorder who eat high fat breakfast foods diminished the amount of adhd medicine in their bloodstream. The medication amount went down by as much as 55% in the first hours of the school day. As many as three and half million school age children suffer from ADHD.

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