Seafood, mercury and dementia, oh my!

In a study called Association of Seafood Consumption, Brain Mercury Level, and APOE ε4 Status With Brain Neuropathology in Older Adults., researchers sought to answer some questions about seafood consumption in an elderly population at risk for Alzheimer’s disease.  It is generally felt that fish is a healthy source of protein, but there have been concerns […]

Menopause means fewer migraines? Not so fast..

Migraine headaches, which are more common in women than men, are often hormonally influenced.  Menstrual migraine – migraines that occur regularly during menstruation – is a common phenomenon.  It’s probably the rapid fall in estrogen levels that triggers the migraine. It’s commonly thought, and often observed, that migraine frequency reduces after menopause -when estrogen levels […]