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Alzheimer’s breakthrough? Hay fever drug rejuvenates the brain and REVERSES ageing process

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A COMMONLY-PRESCRIBED asthma drug could hold the key to slowing or even REVERSING the deterioration of cells in the brain, marking a significant step forward in the fight to beat dementia.   Pioneering research by an Austrian team of scientists found montelukast, which is sold under the brand name Singulair and is used to treat asthma and allergic reacts including hay fever, actually reversed the ageing process in a study on rat brains.

The results are significant enough to warrant a clinical trial on people suffering from Parkinson’s disease.   Dr Aigner said “structurally, the brain had rejuvenated…I think the drug reverses the damage associated with ageing.”   Dr Aigner said: “We’ve restored learning and memory 100 per cent, to a level comparable with youth.”

Dementia charities have hailed the research as a possible breakthrough in the treatment of the illness, which affects one in six people over the age…

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Why you lose your memory after having too much to drink

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WE’VE all been there. It’s the morning after a big night out and you’re battling to remember anything you did or said.   So what’s happening inside your brain after having too much to drink?

Preventive health expert Dr Ross Walker says alcohol degenerates cells rapidly and mainly affects the liver, heart and brain.  “It rots the brain, basically.   Chronic consumption of alcohol has been linked to alzheimers.”   “As the amount of alcohol consumed increases, so does the magnitude of the memory impairments … If recreational drugs were tools, alcohol would be a sledgehammer.”

There are two main memory and neurological disorders caused by heavy drinking — Korsakoff’s psychosis and Wernicke’s encephalopathy.   In the brain of a Korsakoff’s sufferer, the hippocampus is “picked off” by alcohol.   Wernicke’s encephalopathy is basically severe vitamin B deficiency, particularly B1.   (*Source: news.com.au dated OCTOBER 23, 2015)

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The Forgotten Drug War: Dorothy Sullivan, Informant (Chicago, 1941)

Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society

“There was not the least sign of social disorder in 1942”

—Daniel Patrick Moynihan, speaking at the 100 Years of Heroin Conference, Yale University, 1998

Screenshot 2015-08-27 09.27.33Dorothy Sullivan was an informant for the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. On Tuesday, January 22, 1942, she was scheduled to testify in federal court in support of the government’s case against two men charged with heroin sales. She never made it to court. Instead, she fell, screaming and on fire, from eighth floor of a South Dearborn office building. Passers-by described looking up when they heard screams, and seeing what looked like a “flaming bundle of rags” plunging to the street. Dorothy Sullivan was killed instantly when she hit the ground, just one of an uncounted number of narcotics informants to meet a violent end over the course of the war on drugs. Their stories are rarely told.

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Herbalogy ~ Salvia Divinorum: Mexico’s Most Mysterious Healing Herb

…and VERY controversial!

The Hālau - ʻAha Hūi Lānakila

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Not nearly as well-known as Ayahuasca, but every bit as miraculous, Salvia Divinorum is a small leafy shrub growing in Southern Mexico’s Oaxaca province that is one of nature’s master healing herbs with significant psycho-spiritual effects.

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