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Flu Vaccine May Reduce Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease

New York: People who received at least one flu vaccination were 17 per cent less likely to get Alzheimer’s disease over the course of a lifetime, researchers said. “Because there are no treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, it is crucial that we find ways to prevent it and delay its onset,” said study researcher Albert Amran […]

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Smart contact lenses developed to diagnose, treat diabetes

Seoul: A team of researchers has developed wirelessly driven ‘smart contact lens’ technology that can detect diabetes and further treat diabetic retinopathy – a common visual health condition associated with the disease – just by wearing them. The team from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in South Korea developed a wireless powered smart […]

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Air Pollution Can Trigger Alzheimer's In Aged Women

New York: Women in their 70s and 80s who were exposed to higher levels of air pollution experienced greater declines in memory and more Alzheimer’s-like brain atrophy than their counterparts who breathed cleaner air, new research has revealed. “This is the first study to really show, in a statistical model, that air pollution was associated […]

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Drug For Alzheimer's Disease Increases Hospitalisation Risk

Toronto: Researchers have found that a drug, donepezil commonly used to manage symptoms of Alzheimer disease and other forms of dementia, is associated with a two-fold higher risk of hospitalisation. According to the study published in the journal Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), using donepezil increases the risk of hospital admission for rhabdomyolysis, a painful […]

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New Drug To Protect Against Alzheimer: Study

New York: Researchers have discovered a new drug which may protect against c nerve damage and other symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Preclinical research published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics found that the drug — called BPN14770 — deters the effects of amyloid beta, a hallmark protein of Alzheimer’s that is toxic to […]

Regular exercise may cut Alzheimer's risk in older adults

New York: Regular exercise is not only good for memory as people age, but it also appears to help prevent the development of physical signs of Alzheimer’s, in those who are at risk for the disease, says a study. “Our research shows that in a late-middle-age population at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, physically active individuals […]

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Blood test to spot Alzheimer's before symptoms occur

London: Researchers have developed a new test that could help doctors detect Alzheimer’s disease eight years before the first symptoms occur. Using current techniques, Alzheimer’s disease, the most frequent cause of dementia, can only be detected once the typical plaques have formed in the brain. At this point, therapy seems no longer possible. However, the […]

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Smoking not linked to higher dementia risk, says study

New York: It is no secret that smoking increases the risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes and even blindness. But puffing on a cigarette is not associated with a higher risk of dementia, says a new study. The present study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, stands in contrast to the previous research that […]

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How our diet can impact memory

New York: Although you might be familiar with the statement, “you are what you eat”, the food you consume could also impact your memory, suggests a new study. A team of researchers discovered that cholecystokinin (CCK), a satiety hormone which is highly expressed in memory formation, could, at higher levels, decrease a person’s likelihood of developing […]

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Poor sleep may predict Alzheimer's risk in elderly

New York: Poor sleep quality may signal the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults, a study suggests. People with Alzheimer’s tend to wake up tired and their nights become even less refreshing as memory loss and other symptoms worsen. However, the reason was not fully understood. The study, led by the Washington University in […]

Novel method to deliver drugs to the brain

New York: Researchers have discovered a potentially new approach to deliver therapeutics more effectively to the brain. The findings, done on mice, showed that the research could have implications for the treatment of a wide range of diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and brain cancer. “Improving the delivery of drugs to the central nervous system is […]

Fluid drainage system in brain linked to Alzheimer: Study

New York: Scientists have identified a fluid drainage system in the brain that sheds light on the underlying mechanisms of brain ageing and age-related Alzheimer’s disease. The study demonstrated that meningeal lymphatic vessels in the brain play an essential role in maintaining a healthy homeostasis in ageing brains and could be a new target for […]

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Know how obesity may cause early onset of Alzheimer's

Toronto: While ageing has been long identified as a significant risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, a new study shows that obesity during middle age may contribute to the early development of the brain disorder, termed as the most common form of dementia. The results showed that ageing, combined with a high fat and high sugar […]

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Brain cholesterol may increase Alzheimer's disease risk

London: Cholesterol — a molecule normally linked with cardiovascular diseases — may also play an important role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have found. The findings, published in the journal Nature Chemistry, suggests that in the brain, cholesterol acts as a catalyst which triggers the formation of the toxic clusters of […]

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Alzheimer's patients may benefit from cell therapy

New York: Transplanting a special type of neuron into the Alzheimer’s brain can restore memory and other cognitive functions, a study has revealed that can lead to new treatment. The brain relies on the perfect coordination of many elements to function properly. If one of those elements is affected, it affects the entire body. In […]

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Researchers discover 'switch' which can turn off inflammation

Sydney: Researchers have uncovered how an inflammation process automatically switches off in healthy cells, and are now investigating ways to stop it when it goes awry. The discovery, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, could be the key to stopping damage caused by uncontrolled inflammation in a range of common diseases including liver disease, […]

Anxiety could be an early indicator of Alzheimer

New York: Is your elderly grandfather showing higher levels of anxiety? Beware, it may signal the early manifestation of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers warned. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that causes the decline of cognitive function and the inability to carry out daily life activities. The findings showed that worsening anxiety symptoms in older adults […]

Neurological disease deaths up 36% in 25 years: Study

Moscow: The number of deaths due to neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, stroke and epilepsy has increased by 36.7 per cent worldwide between 1990 and 2015, a study says. In 2015, these diseases comprised of 16.8 per cent of global deaths, according to the report by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project […]

'Two million Pakistanis suffer from Alzheimer's'

Islamabad: With the population of elderly people in the country growing fast, the incidence of Alzheimer’s is increasing alarmingly with around two million Pakistanis suffering from the preventable condition and their numbers continue to mount, health experts have warned. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behaviour changes and the […]

Multi-gene test found effective in predicting Alzheimer's disease

San Francisco: In a new test, a research team has found that combining the effects of over two dozen genetic variants help in predicting which cognitively normal older adults will go on to develop Alzheimer’s dementia. The advantage of the test, known as Polygenic Hazard Score (PHS), is relative to testing only for the well-known […]

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Simple test to spot Alzheimer's risk

New York: An affordable non-invasive test that detects electrical activity in the brain may be used to spot people who are at the risk of Alzherimer’s, say researchers. Electroencephalogram (EEG) technology can be used to measure cognitive deficits in people with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI). Individuals with aMCI are at twice the risk of […]

Protein that causes memory loss in healthy brains

London: A brain protein believed to be a key component in the progress of dementia can cause memory loss in healthy brains even before physical signs of degeneration appear, says a new University of Sussex study. The study reveals a direct link between the main culprit of Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss. Alzheimer’s disease is […]

Green tea with exercise daily may reverse Alzheimer's

New York: A compound found in green tea and voluntary exercise slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and may even reverse its effects, a new research has found. According to the researchers, the green tea extract, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which was found effective in mice could lead to advancements in the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s […]

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