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Alzheimer's risk 10 times lower with herpes medication - Sun, 15 Jul 2018 03:00:00 PDT
New research offers 'the first population evidence for a causal link' between herpes infection and the development of Alzheimer's disease.
Vitamin D offers no protection against Alzheimer's - Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:00:00 PDT
Systematic review of clinical studies finds no robust evidence that vitamin D protects the brain against diseases such as Alzheimer's, MS, and Parkinson's.
High blood pressure may increase dementia risk - Thu, 12 Jul 2018 03:00:00 PDT
A new study looking at links between hypertension in later life and brain health finds an increased risk of Alzheimer's hallmarks and brain lesions.
Common cause of dementia may be treatable - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 09:00:00 PDT
A study saw that drugs that stabilize the cells lining small blood vessels in the brain reversed symptoms of a common cause of stroke and dementia in rats.
'Skinny fat' linked to cognitive decline, study warns - Fri, 06 Jul 2018 07:00:00 PDT
Obesity and loss of muscle mass, independently, increase the risk of cognitive decline in older adults. Put them together, and the risk is exacerbated.
Why might sleep apnea raise dementia risk? - Thu, 05 Jul 2018 09:00:00 PDT
A new study finds that obstructive sleep apnea is tied to brain structure alterations found in early dementia and that low blood oxygen might be a factor.
Dementia linked to 'chronic, rather than temporary' inflammation - Wed, 04 Jul 2018 08:00:00 PDT
People with long-lasting heightened inflammation from middle age onwards also have more white matter damage. This may foreshadow dementia, researchers say.
Alzheimer's: Aspirin may reduce toxic plaque - Wed, 04 Jul 2018 07:00:00 PDT
A new study suggests that taking aspirin in low, regular doses may reduce the buildup of Alzheimer's-specific amyloid plaque in the brain.
Aging, obesity may prime the brain for Alzheimer's - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 03:00:00 PDT
A recent study shows how an obesity-inducing diet — high in sugar and fats — boosts the detrimental effect of natural aging, increasing Alzheimer's risk.
What is the purpose of a vitamin B-12 level test? - Wed, 27 Jun 2018 11:00:00 PDT
The body needs vitamin B-12 for many processes. People with a deficiency may have neurological symptoms and fatigue, while an excess may indicate liver disease or diabetes. Doctors can use a vitamin B-12 level test to determine how much B-12 is in the body. Find out more about the test and what the results mean here.
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