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You Are At Risk of Alzheimer’s If You’re Often Sleepless, Science Says

Here’s one more reason why you should avoid staying up late all the time.

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Are you having too many late nights out? Not having enough sleep? You probably ease away worries of sleep deprivation by making up for it the next day or so. Yet a new study suggests that even one sleepless night can already cause damages that may eventually lead to Alzheimer’s disease.

We all want to grow old gracefully – to stay healthy and youthful until old age. Yet the ideal retirement vision of tranquil days and a carefree lifestyle can easily be marred by factors that affect old people such as poor physical and mental health. Alzheimer’s and dementia are among the most common diseases that afflict people in the age range of 60 and above.

Fortunately, scientists of today are searching for ways on how to prevent Alzheimer’s and other memory loss ailments. Dr Ehsan Shokri-Kojori of the National Institutes of Health in Maryland conducted a study involving 20 people who did not sleep for one night.

The research study showed that one sleepless night increases the production of beta-amyloid protein in the brain by 5%.

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This protein has been known as one of the factors that causes memory loss. In fact, science tells us that the amount of beta-amyloid proteins in the brains determines the degree of memory loss. Individuals with less beta-amyloid experience mild memory problems while the ailment gets severe with the increase of beta-amyloid proteins. The build-up of this toxic protein can block the nerves essential to retain good memory, thus leading to Alzheimer’s.

Lack of sleep leads to memory loss problems

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The purpose of having enough hours of sleep cannot be stressed enough. It allows the body to rest and at the same time keep many health problems at bay. Furthermore, sleep is very important to prevent increase of beta-amyloid in the brain.

So do you want to stay healthy and have a sharp memory even when you are past beyond the age of 60? It is possible to prevent Alzheimer’s and fulfil your dream of a happy retirement. The cure may be as simple as giving yourself some much-needed shut-eye!

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Hidden iPhone Map Secretly Records Exact Places You’ve Been

Here is how you can disable it.

The mapping feature in your phone is capable of identifying your whereabouts, i.e. where you are from or where you go. It is even capable of recording how often you visit a certain location. But unbeknownst to you – and all other Apple users – is that this feature is plotting all information it gets on an actual map.

This map, however, is something you can actually open. But what is perhaps more shocking is the quantity of information your device is collecting from you. And yes, you have no idea – until now – at all. This includes the date and time of your visits, the particular locations, and how long you stayed on each location.

The secret map is capable of determining a user's whereabouts, particularly the locations he/she has frequently visited.

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Astronauts ‘Pass Lie Detector’ Test Over Claims About UFOs And Alien Life

Buzz Aldrin and three other astronauts’ claims of UFO sightings MAY be true.

For many years now, there are still debates whether alien life really exists or not. There are a lot of claims from astronauts who had the chance to explore the outer space. However, in order for these claims to be true, they must be backed up with evidence.

Buzz Aldrin, dubbed as the second man on the moon, along with Al Worden, Edgar Mitchell and Gordon Cooper all claimed alien sightings during their respective space trips. A "lie detector" test kind of set-up was done in order to see if their claims are true.

Buzz Aldrin claimed to have alien encounters during his trip to the moon.

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An Orgasm A Day Keeps Prostate Cancer Away, Says Harvard Study

Here’s one valid reason to get busy in bed on a regular basis.

You’ve heard about how an apple a day can keep the doctor away. Now here goes a study that tells us that regular ejaculation can actually be an effective way of preventing prostate cancer. And guess what? The said study has been conducted by researchers from the Harvard Medical School.

According to the research, men who ejaculated 21 times or more in a month had a 22% lower risk of having prostate cancer. This is in comparison with men who only ejaculated 4 to 7 times monthly.

The study results are “particularly encouraging,” according to the researchers.

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