By David Mittleman

Exposure to Common Infections Could Permanently Damage Brain

Recent research has discovered that exposure to common infections, including Chlamydia pneumoniae (which can lead to pneumonia and bronchitis), Helicobacter pylori (which can lead to stomach ulcers), and the herpes viruses (which can lead to cold sores), are linked to permanent brain changes. Even if someone did not become ill from exposure to one of these infections, researchers at the University of Miami and Columbia University found that declines in brain function and memory were still possible effects.

Older Individuals Exposed to Common Infections Show Signs of Declining Cognitive Ability

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