If properly accounted for, could rival heart disease and cancer as leading cause of death
Study: DDT Pesticide Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease
Researchers found sufferers with high levels of DDE in their blood, a component of the toxic pesticide
New Hope for Vitamin E: Supplements May Slow Symptoms of Alzheimer’s
The latest study shows vitamin E may have more benefits than memory drugs in combating the disease.
Dementia Cases Expected to Triple in Coming Decades
Currently, about 44 million people are living with dementia, which includes Alzheimer’s disease, worldwide, but according to Alzheimer’s Disease International, cases of the disease could reach 135 million by 2050.
11 New Genes Tied To Alzheimer’s Disease
Scientists have doubled the number of genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, giving researchers twice the number of targets for drug therapies.
Less Sleep Linked To Alzheimer’s Disease
Here’s one more reason to get to bed earlier.
Early Warning: Detecting Alzheimer’s in the Blood and Brain Before Memory Loss
Alzheimer’s doesn’t happen suddenly, but scientists are still struggling to find the best ways of capturing the first signs of trouble.
Scientists Hail Major Breakthrough in Treating Alzheimer’s in Mice
A new drug compound has successfully prevented degenerative diseases from destroying brain cells in mice.
Promising New Tactic Found in Battle Against Alzheimer’s Disease
After failing to find ways of removing the brain plaques responsible for the disease, researchers now say they have another way of tackling Alzheimer’s worst symptoms that leaves the plaques in place.
Concussion and Alzheimer’s Patients Show Similar Brain Changes
Damage from concussions and the progressive deterioration of neurons in Alzheimer’s look similar on brain scans, according to the latest study, and produce similar symptoms as well.
Watch: This Week in Health
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 are the stories making health news this week; for more, visit TIME Health & Family.
Skin Cancer Tied To A Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s
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.
Scientists Report First Success in Cloning Human Stem Cells
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.