Alzheimer’s disease

Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory starts to slide— and even improve life for people with Alzheimer's. (File photo credit: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

Exercise Good For Brain, Even For Those With Alzheimer’s

Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory starts to slide— and even improve life for people with Alzheimer’s.

07/23/2015

Too much time in front of the television may contribute to brain damage and a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. (File photo by Philip Sowels/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

Study: Excess TV Watching Could Raise Risk Of Alzheimer’s

Too much time in front of the television may contribute to brain damage and a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests.

07/22/2015

as baby boomers get older, 28 million will develop Alzheimer's disease between now and 2050, according to a new study. (File photo. Photo credit: SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Saliva Test Could Help Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

Though research is still in its early stages, scientists say a saliva test could eventually help detect Alzheimer’s Disease.

07/20/2015

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Peeking Into Healthy Brains To See If Alzheimer’s Is Brewing

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer’s are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.

05/27/2015

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Judge to Weigh Fairness of NFL Concussion Deal

The NFL’s potential $1 billion plan to compensate retired players for brain trauma could soon close the chapter on a troubled era of league concussion management.

11/19/2014

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.  (MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Alzheimer’s And Dementia Rates Decline In US, Wealthy Countries

The rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.

07/15/2014

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Researchers Develop Blood Test That ‘Can Predict With 90 Percent Accuracy’ If Person Will Develop Alzheimer’s

Researchers from Georgetown University say they have developed a blood test that can predict if a healthy person will develop Alzheimer’s disease or mild dementia.

03/10/2014

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Study: No Link Between Contact Sports And Brain Disease

According to a recent study, there is not enough evidence between football and the increase risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

12/04/2013

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FDA Approves GE Brain Imaging Tool For Alzheimer’s

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a radioactive imaging chemical from General Electric to help screen for Alzheimer’s disease.

10/25/2013

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Study: Breastfeeding Could Lower Alzheimer’s Risk In Women

Researchers have found that breastfeeding may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease in women who do so with their newborn children, a new study states.

08/05/2013

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