Author Archives: Lucas Morgan (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

Woman Posts A “Note Before I Die” On Eve Of Her Death

Holly Butcher posted the letter on Facebook to impart some final thoughts

Holly Butcher of Grafton, New South Wales, Australia, died on Jan. 4, 2018, at the age of 27. On the eve of her death, she posted a “note before I die” letter on Facebook summarizing a few important lessons she’d … Continue reading

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“The idea is to die young as late as possible.”

- Ashley Montagu
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“Pharmacy” Asks Us To Consider Medicine and The Fragility of Life

Damien Hirst reminds us that medicine serves only a short-term purpose

Damien Hirst has always been a provocateur of sorts, and is one of contemporary art’s more controversial and well-respected figures. Much of his work explores death and the fragility of life, and his 1992 room-sized installation “Pharmacy” falls neatly into … Continue reading

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“Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation.”

- Alejandro González Iñárritu
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Diabetes Drug Shown To Reverse Memory Loss In Mice With Alzheimer’s

The drug could eventually be used to treat humans with dementia

Researchers from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom have found that a type 2 diabetes drug significantly reverses memory loss in mice with Alzheimer’s disease. Though the benefits have only been seen in mice so far, researchers believe that the … Continue reading

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New Guidelines For Mild Cognitive Impairment Recommend Exercising Weekly

Exercising twice a week may improve memory and slow the onset of dementia

The American Academy of Neurology  recently released a new set of guidelines related to mild cognitive impairment and how to mitigate its symptoms. The recommendations were published in the December 27 online issue of the AAN’s medical journal Neurology. Mild cognitive … Continue reading

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