Dana Nieder was at a loss. Doctors had been trying to figure out what was wrong with her daughter Maya since she was 7 months old. Now 4 1/2, Maya didn’t learn to walk until long after her second birthday and still can say only …
It’s inevitable that as we age, our brains get smaller. Nerves die off, losing their connections, and that leads to a thinned out network feeding our thinking functions. But brain shrinkage isn’t inevitable, according to the …
Anne Wojcicki plans to sell whole-genome sequencing directly to consumers, no doctors needed
Sophisticated new DNA testing can tell parents whether their babies are at increased risk of cancer, dementia and other diseases that may not strike until adulthood
If you want to protect your heart, stick to exercise and a healthy diet, and pass on the fish oil pills, says a new study.
Working out in middle age can result in fewer chronic diseases, including heart problems, diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer
The disappointing results of a highly anticipated Alzheimer’s drug by Pfizer is a setback for the field, but not necessarily surprising
Slight changes in the way a person walks, like slowing down or developing a variable stride, could be early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
A rare gene variant appears to protect against the degenerative brain disease, holding hope as a target for future drug development
A meta-analysis finds that taking omega-3 supplements may not do much to preserve memory, but here’s why the finding isn’t the last word.
Five steps you can take now to help Mom and Dad avoid a money mess
A government panel confirms that estrogen and progestin replacement therapy should be used sparingly, only to ward off the most intense symptoms of menopause, and not to protect against chronic disease.