• Healthy lifestyle choices mean fewer memory complaints
    To examine the impact of these lifestyle choices on memory throughout adult life, researchers polled more than 18,500 individuals between the ages of 18 and 99. As expected, problems with memory were found to increase with age, but researchers were surprised by the percentage of younger adults who also reported memory difficulties.
  • Nerve stimulation helps with overactive bladder
    New research finds that symptoms of overactive bladder, or OAB, were reduced in those who received tibial nerve stimulation. The three-year results show participants with urinary frequency, urgency and involuntary loss of urine maintained significant improvement in their symptoms.
  • Cost of resiliency in kids uncovered
    Children living in poverty who appear to succeed socially may be failing biologically. Students able to overcome the stress of growing up poor are labeled “resilient” because of their ability to overcome adversity, but researchers found this resiliency has health costs that last well into adulthood.
  • Blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s in earliest stage?
    Blood offers promise as a way to detect Alzheimer’s disease at its earliest onset, researchers say. They envision a test that would detect distinct metabolic signatures in blood plasma that are synonymous with the disease — years before patients begin showing cognitive decline.
  • Molecular chain reaction in Alzheimer’s disease
    Researchers have identified the molecular mechanism behind the transformation of one of the components in Alzheimer’s disease. They identified the crucial step leading to formations that kill brain cells.
  • New chemical approach to treat Alzheimer’s
    Scientists have developed a new chemical approach to help harness the natural ability of complex sugars to treat Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Down syndrome neurons grown from stem cells show signature problems
    Brain cells have been grown from skin cells of individuals with Down syndrome.
  • Heart failure accelerates male ‘menopause’
    Heart failure accelerates the aging process and brings on early andropausal syndrome (AS), according to new research. AS, also referred to as male ‘menopause’, was four times more common in men with heart failure.
  • A new strategy required in the search for Alzheimer’s drugs?
    In the search for medication against Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have focused on — among other factors — drugs that can break down Amyloid beta (A-beta). After all, it is the accumulation of A-beta that causes the known plaques in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The starting point for the formation of A-beta is APP.

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