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This eye test could show your risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease begins to alter and damage the brain years—even decades—before symptoms appear, making early identification of the risk paramount to slowing its progression. In...

Alzheimer’s breakthrough: Two amino acids could help develop new drugs

In a new study, researchers found that two short strings of amino acids could pave the way for new treatments of Alzheimer’s disease. It is...

A game-changing test for prion, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s diseases is on the horizon

There are currently no effective treatments for prion diseases, a family of fatal neurodegenerative conditions caused by accumulations of misfolded copies of a naturally...

Scientists solve a big puzzle of Alzheimer’s disease

Years before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease occur, damaging proteins amyloid beta and tau accumulate in the brain. Scientists have found that amyloid accumulates first, but...

This daily nutrient may play a critical role in treating Alzheimer’s disease

Choline is an important nutrient that is naturally present in some foods and can be used as a dietary supplement. All plant and animal cells...

Alzheimer’s disease impacts women more and differently

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, and many people don't realize that of the 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease, nearly two-thirds are women. The...

Researchers find how to predict who will develop Alzheimer’s

Dementia has a group of symptoms that commonly include problems with memory, thinking, problem-solving, language and perception. It is not a disease in its own...

This exercise may improve memory in seniors

In a new study, researchers examined the impact of exercise on the brain and found that high-intensity workouts improve memory in older adults. The study...

Different types of Alzheimer’s disease may require different treatments

In a new study, researchers examined a key region of the brain and found that patterns of Alzheimer's-related damage differed by subtype and age...

Scientists discover critical time window to halt Alzheimer’s disease

In a new study, researchers have made a big development in understanding how Alzheimer's disease spreads through the brain. They discovered a critical period of...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...