Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

US Deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease Rise Significantly

US Deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease Rise Significantly

  Miami, United States – Nearly 10,000 more people died of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States last year than in 2013, a significant rise of 8.1 percent, according to US ...

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Prostate Cancer Therapy Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk

Prostate Cancer Therapy Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk

  Washington, United States – Men taking a treatment for prostate cancer known as androgen deprivation therapy may be almost twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than men not taking ...

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Does Fungus Cause Alzheimer’s?

Does Fungus Cause Alzheimer’s?

  Paris, France – Traces of fungus have been discovered in the brains of Alzheimer’s sufferers, researchers said, relaunching the question: might the disease be caused by an infectious microbe? There ...

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Nestle teams up with Swiss Pharma Firm to Develop Alzheimer’s Test

Nestle teams up with Swiss Pharma Firm to Develop Alzheimer’s Test

  Geneva, Switzerland – Nestle Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) and Swiss biopharmaceutical company AC Immune announced on Wednesday a new partnership to develop an early Alzheimer’s diagnostic test.  According to ...

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Dementia Cases to Nearly Triple by 2050: Report

Dementia Cases to Nearly Triple by 2050: Report

  Paris, France – The number of people with dementia worldwide will nearly triple from 47 million today to 132 million in 2050, a report said Tuesday. Dementia is an umbrella ...

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Dementia may be Stabilising in Some Countries: Study

Dementia may be Stabilising in Some Countries: Study

  Paris, France – The occurrence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease may have stabilised in some wealthy nations, according to a study released Friday. A review of data from Sweden, the ...

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Women with Alzheimer’s may Face Faster Decline than Men

Women with Alzheimer’s may Face Faster Decline than Men

  Washington, United States – Women with Alzheimer’s may face a swifter mental decline than men with the same condition, but researchers are not sure why, according to a study released ...

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5 Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

5 Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

  ADULT HEALTH – Alzheimer’s disease (AD)  is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gets worse over time. The most common early symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events (short-term memory loss).  In this ...

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Packed with Health Benefits, Coffee Gains Ground with Experts

Packed with Health Benefits, Coffee Gains Ground with Experts

  Washington, United States – Long viewed as a controversial dark substance, coffee is gaining ground among medical experts who say it can protect against heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, even ...

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Ultrasound Against Alzheimer’s Shows Promise in Lab Animals

Ultrasound Against Alzheimer’s Shows Promise in Lab Animals

  Washington, United States – An experimental, non-invasive technique using targeted ultrasound has shown promise in lab animals toward eliminating the brain plaques that cause Alzheimer’s disease, an incurable form of dementia, ...

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