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Living near major roads linked to high risk of dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s

In a new study, researchers found that living near major roads or highways is linked to a higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's...

Lithium therapy may help stop Alzheimer’s disease

In a new study, researchers found that when given in a formulation that facilitates passage to the brain, lithium in doses up to 400...

Pain treatment is a big challenge in Alzheimer’s disease

In a new study, researchers found that the treatment and management of pain in people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) can be a challenge due...

These 3 brain games could boost your memory and thinking functions

In a new study, researchers reported that three new digital games can help people improve their cognitive skills. They designed and developed the games—available online...

Inflammation could drive Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases

A recent study from the University of Bonn and elsewhere found that inflammation drives the development of neurodegenerative brain diseases and plays a major...

New depression drug may help treat Alzheimer’s disease

In a new study, researchers have revealed a key missing piece of the Alzheimer's disease puzzle. They found an existing drug that dramatically reduced Alzheimer's...

Blood test can show Alzheimer’s disease, this study finds

The development of the late-onset form of Alzheimer’s disease is affected by genetic and environmental factors, including lifestyle. Environmental factors can alter the function of...

To reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease, avoid this food nutrient

A recent study from Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan found higher serum levels of elaidic acid, a biomarker for industrial trans fat, are linked...

This study finds a new cause of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among the elderly. Plaques and tangles have so far been the focus of attention in this...

Just one night of sleep loss can increase Alzheimer’s biomarker in the body

In a new study, researchers found that when young, healthy men were deprived of just one night of sleep, they had higher levels 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 walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

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...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...