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Population studies show that India has a lower rate of memory disorders and dementia that the United States and most of the Western world. Medical studies show that people who consume more curcumin — the substance that makes Indian curry dishes their yellow hue — score better on memory tests.Are these two facts just a coincidence?Not likely, says Dr. Gary Small, director of geriatric psychiatry at UCLA’s Longevity Center. Small, author of The Mind Health

New research finds that, for women over 60, there's a link between long-term use of antibiotics and heightened odds for heart-linked death.But the study of more than 37,000 U.S. women couldn't prove that the bacteria-fighting meds were the cause of the troubling trend, or whether the culprits were the illnesses the antibiotics were intended to fight."It isn't yet clear whether long-term antibiotic use is the specific cause of the association -- for example, women who