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Berries, apples and tea can do wonders for your brain

If you'e looking for an easy way to keep your brain healthy, consider eating more berries, consuming more applies and drinking tea. There's good science to support the benefits of getting started early eating a healthy diet for preventing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. 
Alzheimer's risk significantly lower for older adults who consume these foods
Tufts University scientists looked at Alzheimer's disease risk among older adults and compared those that consumed scant amounts of apples, tea and berries that are loaded with antioxidants; published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 
The study finding was based on conclusions extracted from dietary questionairres submitted during medical exams among heart disease risk patients participating in the Framingham Heart Study. 
One of the important highlights of this study, compared to others is that the risk of the brain disease was analyzed over a 20 year period, versus short term studies that have been pub…

Fewer abortions associated with free birth control program

A new study by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, published online Oct. 4, links free birth control to lower abortion rates. 

The researchers say free birth control had a ‘far-greater’ impact than expected, in a press release. The study is published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology Gynecology.
Jeff Peipert, MD, PhD, the Robert J. Terry Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, said in a news release:
 “We think improving access to birth control, particularly IUDs and implants, coupled with education on the most effective methods has the potential to significantly decrease the number of unintended pregnancies and abortions in this country.”
According to background information from the study, approximately 50% of pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned – a statistic that is much higher than other developed countries.
Women enrolled in The Contraceptive Choice Project in the St. Louis area betw…