How marijuana contributes to weight loss — and a reduced risk of diabetes; researchers zero in on the first genes associated with postpartum depression; and ADHD in childhood may be linked to obesity later in life. These were the stories making health news this week; for more, visit TIME Health & Family.
There’s no positive side to developing skin cancer, but the latest research ties certain forms of the disease to a reduced risk of dementia.
It’s been 17 years since Dolly the sheep was cloned from a mammary cell. And now scientists applied the same technique to make the first embryonic-stem-cell lines from human skin cells.
The largest study to date on the effects of eating omega-3 fatty acids confirm that foods high in the fats can preserve memory and cognitive functions only in people without diabetes.
Mapping out how an Alzheimer’s gene works could lead to new treatments
Alzheimer’s disease is more common among African Americans but the genetic contributors to the disorder haven’t been identified until now.
Several proteins are linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and scientists now believe they have found the pathways responsible for producing these compounds.
The latest research shows that viral and bacterial infections could have lasting legacies on cognition.
Sleep patterns and markers in spinal fluid may hint at the first signs of the neurodegenerative disorder.
Scientists believe amyloid protein plays a role in Alzheimer’s but are still trying to explain how
Mickey Hart’s quest to understand the power of music in medicine
Yes, there is a difference. Why one is more likely to trigger serious memory problems.
For the first time, researchers classify the brain injury from head trauma into four distinct stages