Study: Gene Test Needed Before Using Alzheimer's Drug 'Off-Label'
TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat
Alzheimer's disease should not be prescribed to people with milder
mental impairment without first giving them a genetic test, a new
Annual Death Toll From Alzheimer's Nearly Doubles in 15 Years
TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease
claims nearly twice as many American lives annually as it did just
15 years ago, a new report shows.
Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk
WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with
autoimmune diseases -- conditions that cause a person's immune
system to turn against the body -- appear to have an increased risk
of developing dementia, a new British study suggests.
Could Parkinson's Disease Raise Stroke Risk?
THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A large new analysis
suggests there may some type of link between Parkinson's disease
and the risk for stroke.
Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age?
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged men and
women at risk for heart disease may also face a higher chance of
dementia later in life, a new study suggests.
Is Need for More Sleep a Sign of Pending Dementia?
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who begin
sleeping more than nine hours a night may face a higher risk of
dementia down the road, a new study suggests.
HRT Won't Lower Women's Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who use
hormone therapy after menopause may not have a lower risk of
developing Alzheimer's, a new study suggests.
Small Study Uncovers Brain Disease in Former Soccer Players
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time,
researchers have confirmed evidence of the devastating brain
disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in retired soccer
Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain
MONDAY, Feb. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a sharp
rise in the number of American seniors who take three or more
medications that affect their brains, a new study reveals.
Naps May Sharpen a Preschooler's Language Skills
THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Learning new words
can be a challenge for any preschooler, but kids who take naps may
have an advantage when it comes to developing language skills, a
new study suggests.