Thursday, January 25, 2018

Curry spice Turmeric Boosts Memory By Nearly 30% AND Eases Depression, Study finds

Turmeric may boost people's memories by nearly 30 percent and ease depression (stock)Turmeric may boost people's memories by nearly 30 percent and ease depression, new research suggests.Taking a compound found in the popular Indian spice, known as curcumin, causes people to have significantly less protein build-up in the regions of the brain associated with memory and emotion, a US study found.

Past studies have linked the onset of Alzheimer's disease to the accumulation of protein plaques in the brain.   

Curcumin, which gives turmeric its yellow color, is thought to improve memory and boost mental health due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation has previously been linked to both dementia and severe depression.  

Study author Dr Gary Small from the University of California, LA, said: 'These results suggest that taking this relatively safe form of curcumin could provide meaningful cognitive benefits over the years.'

Curcumin has been used as a herbal remedy in arthritis, cancer and heart disease.

 How the study was carried out 
The researchers analyzed 40 people aged between 50 and 90 years old who took either 90mg of curcumin twice a day or placebo for 18 months.The study's participants complained of slight memory issues but were otherwise healthy. Curcumin was taken via the easily-absorbed  supplement Theracurmin.During the study, the participants' heart rhythms, thyroid function and overall wellbeing was assessed every three months. 
Thirty of the participants also underwent brain scans.  'Curcumin could provide meaningful cognitive benefits'Results reveal taking curcumin for 18 months boosts people's memories by 28 percent.
The compound also improves their concentrations

Dr Small said: 'These results suggest that taking this relatively safe form of curcumin could provide meaningful cognitive benefits over the years.'
The researchers plan to conduct larger trials in people with a genetic risk for dementia. 
The findings were published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. (DAILY MAIL HEALTH)

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Sri Lanka Medical Council To Meet Today After Electing New Members

The Sri Lanka Medical Council is due to convene it's
first meeting after the electing of four new members today (26) at the Medical Council building in Colombo-10.

The election was held to appoint four members to the council on 23rd and 24th of January and brawling among several candidates contested for the election had been reported during the voting.


Interim Order Issued Against Investigating Against Former Defense Secretary Was Extended

The Interim Court order issued to the Police financial
Crimes Investigations Unit by preventing  investigating against the former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakshe  over  the allegations made against him on misusing of more than Rs.30 million belonging to the government to construct the D.A Rajapakshe monument in Weeraketiya ,Madamulana  and  taking court action  against him had been extended by the Court of Appeal yesterday (25) until 15th of February .

The interim order was issued after hearing  the petition filed at Court of Appeal by the Former Defense Secretary.

Two Former Officers Attached To The Previous Regime Arrested Over Purchasing Of Eight Luxary Vehicles

The Special Police Investigations Unit had yesterday
(25)arrested the former Chief Accountant attached to the Presidential Secretariat A.L.D Gunaratne and former Additional Presidential Secretary A.S.Gunaratne over purchasing  of luxary vehicles unnecassaraily during the  regime of former President Mahinda Rajapakshe.

The two former officers were charged over purchasing  eight Luxary Vehucles through the Presidential Secretariat during previous regime and incur heavy financial loss to the government.

Attorney General Had Filed First Two Cases Under The Recommendations Of Serious Fraud And Corruption Commission In High Court

Attorney General has yesterday (25)filed  first two
cases in Colombo High Court against the former Minister Of Fisheries Sarath Kumar Gunaratne and few others under the recommendations made by Special Presidential Commission Of Inquiry Inquire In to Serious Fraud And Corruption.over misusing of a large sum of money allocated for development work.

Accordingly these two cases were filed over misusing of more than Rs.10 million allocated to the development work of Negambo lagoon  to held final presidential ekection rally of Former President Mahinda Rajapakshe at Negambo Urban Council stadium and misuse of money allocated to State  Fiseries corporation to print Calenders during last Presidential Election.

These fraud activities were revealed by the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry and after the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) investigating over the incidents based on recommendations of the Commission ,Attorney General had fiiled  these two cases .

The final report of the Commission was handed over to the President recently.


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A German Couple Was Injured And Hospitalized Due To A Road Accident

A German couple was injured and hospitalized after
the Van they were travelling in veering off the road and fallen in to a deep precipice at Lipton Asapuwa in Haputhale area this morning (25).

The injured couple was admitted to the Haputhale District Hospital for treatment.

Two Masons Died After A Soil Mount Collapsed Over Them

Two Masons have died after a soil mount had
collapsed over them while making a Public Well at Pansalgoda area in Beliatta this morning (25).

The two deceased had been identified as residents of Walasmulla area of the ages 32 and 35 years old.

The bodies of the deceased are in Hathbodiya Hospital for the Post Mortum.Beliatta Police are conducting an investigation over the incident.

Police Had Fired Tear Gas And Water Cannons To Disperse The University Students Protest March

Police had fired tear gas and water cannons to
disperse the Anti SAITM Protest march of University Students short while ago  after the protesters attempting to March towards the Prime Minister's Official Residence "Temple Trees" by breaking the road barricades at Colpetty junction.

However the protesters are  still protesting near the Colpetty Junction it has been reported.

Due to the firing of tear gas and water cannons a large number of office workers who are off for the day and on the way to nearby train station have been faced severe difficulties it has been reported

Two Courts had yesterday issued two stay orders as per the request of Police to avoid the Protest March from entering Colombo.

Galle Road Had Closed From.Colpetty Junction Due To A University Students Protest March

Galle road had closed from Colpetty
junction due to a Anti SAITM Protest march of Universiy Students which heading towards Colombo according to the Police.

Despite the two stay orders issued by the Colombo Fort and Gangodawila Magistrate courts yesterday  (24) the protest march which organized by the Inter Universiy Stidents Federatoon (IUSF )had commenced in front of Jayawaradanapura University this noon (25),

Due to the protest March heavy traffic congestion had been reported in Wijerama Junction in Nugegoda .