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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of dementia, damages parts of the brain involved in memory, intelligence, judgment, language, and behavior. Almost half of people afflicted with Alzheimer's are between 75 and 85, although a rare, inherited form of the disease can affect people in their 40s. While the loss of cognitive ability is irreversible, the rate of disease progression varies by individual.

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  • Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Removing the uterus with a minimally invasive procedure known as morcellation carries a risk of spreading undetected cancer, and now a new study pinpoints the likelihood more clearly. Twenty-seven of every 10,000 women who had the technique had undetected uterine cancer at the time of the [...]

  • Vitamin B No Help for Alzheimer’s: Review

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Taking B vitamins does not slow age-related mental decline or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, a new review says. People with Alzheimer’s have high blood levels of a compound called homocysteine, and people with elevated levels of the compound have been shown to be at higher risk for Alzheimer’s. It’s known that [...]

  • Researchers Spot Potential New Culprit Behind Alzheimer’s

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although the exact reason why Alzheimer’s disease develops still remains elusive, scientists report that they’ve found a new protein that may play an important role in the devastating memory illness. What they don’t yet know is whether or not this new protein — called TDP-43 — [...]

  • Surgery Soon After Stroke Can Be Risky: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People who’ve had a stroke face a significantly higher risk of serious complications if they have an elective surgery during the nine months following their stroke, according to a new Danish study. And, the sooner it is after the stroke, the greater the risk. The odds of [...]

  • Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Seniors in America are suffering fewer strokes, regardless of their race or sex, a new long-term study reveals. “We found that stroke incidence [among those 65 and older] has been declining for the last 20 years,” said senior study author Dr. Josef Coresh, a professor of [...]

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