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Nicotine sans tobacco may ward off Alzheimer's disease: Study
New York, Sep 21 : Nicotine -- when given independent of tobacco -- could help protect the brain as it ages and even ward off neuro-degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, US researchers have said.
Alzheimer's patients need our affection, says JP Nadda
New Delhi, Sept 21 : Addressing the nation on World Alzheimer's Day on Wednesday, Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda said that people suffering from the disease needs affection before treatment.
Being socially active early on can keep Alzheimer's at bay ...
New Delhi, Sep 20 : If you are in your 30s or 40s and have a family history of dementia or Alzheimer's, now is the time to start your fight to keep the disease at bay. At least for as long as you can.
Memory loss not only indicant in Alzheimer's diagnosis
New York, Sep 14 : Researchers should not rely on the clinical symptoms of memory loss alone to diagnose Alzheimer's disease because there could be other indicants of the neurodegenerative disease that do not initially affect memory, says a new study.
Cancer, not Zika or HIV, scares Americans most
New York, Sep 14 : While Zika remains a hot topic in the news, a new survey has revealed that of all the health conditions it is cancer -- particularly brain cancer -- that concerns most Americans, even more than obesity and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's.
Why hereditary diseases are so hard to get rid of
London, Sep 4 : Some high-risk gene variants, such as those for Alzheimer's disease or cancer, can persisted in the population for a long time without disappearing and researchers have now discovered why these harmful gene variants do not get weeded out by natural section in the course of ...
Novel antibody shows hope for Alzheimer's patients
London, Sep 1 : Researchers have developed a new antibody that has the potential to completely remove the harmful beta-amyloid plaques -- protein deposits -- in the brain of patients with early-stage Alzheimer's disease.
Blood test for Alzheimer's comes a step closer
London, Sep 1 : In a major step towards development of a blood test for Alzheimer's disease, researchers have discovered a set of biomarkers (indicators of disease) that predicted whether or not a given individual would develop the debilitating disorder that impairs memory.
Here's how Gene Wilder's rejected James Corden's 'The Late Late Show'
London [UK], Aug. 31 : Social media was showered with posts related to Gene Wilder, after his demise due to complications from Alzheimer's on August 29 at the age of 83.
Protein shows promise for effective Alzheimer's treatment
New York, Aug 31 : Researchers have found that a protein may help reverse the effects of damaging plaques in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Eating shark products may increase Alzheimer's risk
New York, Aug 30 : Consumed widely in Asia, shark products may not be actually that healthy for humans as researchers have found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease in the fins and muscles of sharks.
RIP GeneWilder: Celebs mourns loss of 'funniest and sweetest energies ...
WashingtonD.C [US], Aug. 30 (ANI): Soon as the news of American comic actor Gene Wilder's demise went viral, the social networking sites started flooding with condolences and remembrance notes for the 83-year-old comedy legend, who died due to complications from Alzheimer's on Monday.
Traditional Indian diet dramatically cuts Alzheimer's risk
New York, Aug 27 : While consumption of meat, sweets, and high-fat dairy products that characterise a Western diet significantly increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease, traditional Indian diet is associated with reduced risk of the most common form of dementia, says a study.
Octogenarian shoots dead wife with Alzheimer's disease
Carpi (Italy), Aug 22 : An 83-year-old man on Monday allegedly shot his wife dead in northern Italy on Monday, telling police he killed her because he could no longer cope with her Alzheimer's disease.
Mediterranean diet, exercise can cut risk of Alzheimer's
New York, Aug 19 : Mediterranean diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein build-ups that are associated with the onset of Alzheimer's disease, says a study.
Explanation found for Alzheimer's risk gene gets
Washington D.C., Aug. 18 : A recent study has identified a connection between ApoE4 gene and protein build-up associated with Alzheimer's that provides a possible biochemical explanation for how extra ApoE4 causes the disease.
New treatment may help recovery from Alzheimer's
London, Aug 15 : Alzheimer's disease can be successfully treated with a commonly used anti-inflammatory drug which can reverse memory loss and brain inflammation, a new study has revealed.
Want a better memory? Eat Mediterranean diet
Sydney, Aug 10 : A Mediterranean diet can improve your cognitive function, reduce chances of Alzheimer and improve heart conditions, shows a new study.
This app will help dementia patients in restoring memories
Washington, Aug. 9 : In a one of its kind initiative, a smartphone app would now help the people suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of age-related dementia.
Study enabling docs to predict risk of Alzheimer
Washington D.C, Aug. 8 : The recent findings have unveiled results from a new Randox Laboratories that will help in identifying the patients, who are at an elevated risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Can a Facebook app aid Alzheimer's caregivers?
New York, Aug 8 : Memory loss could trigger unimaginable chaos in the life of an Alzheimer's patient but taking care of dementia patients could be no less stressful either.
Brain: Use it so you don't lose it
Washington D.C, Aug 4 : When it comes to warding off Alzheimer's disease, a new research suggests a lifetime of mental activity can be good for you.
Being skinny in mid-life can up your Alzheimer's risk
Washington D.C, Aug 3 : Turns out, being skinny may not be all it's cracked up to be as a recent study has found a link between a lower weight and early Alzheimer's disease.
Indicators of Parkinson's disease found in fat tissue
New York, July 28 : Tiny changes in DNA that have been linked to Parkinson's, the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer's, can be found not only in brain cells, where they are expected, but also in liver, fat, immune and developmental cells, says a study.
Novel eye scan may detect Alzheimer's disease early
Toronto, July 28 : Researchers have developed new type of non-invasive eye scan that can identify Alzheimer's disease long before the onset of symptoms.
Low-cost smell test may predict early stages of Alzheimer's: Study
New York, July 27 : A simple, low-cost odour identification test may prove useful in predicting mental decline as well as help in detecting Alzheimer's disease during its early stages, reveals a study.
Smell test can reveal if you are at Alzheimer's risk
Washington D.C, Jul 27 : An odour identification test can tell whether or not your loved one is at risk of Alzheimer's disease, suggests a recent study.
This embryonic gene may help fight ageing
New York, July 26 : The fountain of youth may reside in an embryonic stem cell gene named Nanog, suggests new research that may lead to treatments for conditions due to reduced bone strength, Alzheimer's and other age-related disorders.
Hope for Alzheimer's cure as scientists develop protein
Washington D.C, Jul 25 : A newly-developed protein, which will help scientists to understand why nerve cells die in people with Alzheimer's disease, could pave way for new treatment strategies.
Novel protein acts as research tool for Alzheimer's disease
New York, July 23 : Scientists have designed a new protein that may act as an essential laboratory tool to help understand why nerve cells die in people diagnosed with Alzheimer's.