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Even infants who appear normal may have Zika brain damage, study

Even infants who appear normal may have Zika brain damage, study

Zika virus may cause significant damage to the fetal brain even when the baby’s head size is normal, according to a new animal study led by researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. The damage, which can be difficult to detect even with sophisticated brain scans, may also occur in children infected during early childhood and adolescence, the researchers warn.

March 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Yes, too much sugar is bad for our health – here’s what the science says

Yes, too much sugar is bad for our health – here’s what the science says

Sugar tends to increase you’re belly fat — visceral fat is especially harmful because it increases the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. But what does the science say about sugar and the raft of other conditions we see in the headlines every other week? Let’s look at two examples: dementia and cancer.

March 10, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Trump’s perfect score on brain test spawns DIY cognitive exam

Trump’s perfect score on brain test spawns DIY cognitive exam

When Donald Trump aced a cognitive test in January, scores of people tried to take it, too, based mostly on media reports that invited them to match wits with the president. Casual users puzzled over line drawings of animals, while others wondered what it meant if they were bad at subtracting by sevens.

February 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
How Alzheimer’s disease spreads throughout the brain – new study

How Alzheimer’s disease spreads throughout the brain – new study

A new study finds the tau protein, which has been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, spreads between connected neurons. This suggests you might be able to prevent or freeze the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease by preventing the spread of the protein from neuron to neuron.

January 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

n a landmark report, scientists have endorsed three strategies for preventing dementia and cognitive decline associated with normal aging — being physically active, engaging in cognitive training and controlling high blood pressure.

July 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Boot Camp’ helps Alzheimer’s, dementia caregivers take care of themselves, too

‘Boot Camp’ helps Alzheimer’s, dementia caregivers take care of themselves, too

The boot camps help people caring for patients with dementia learned how to manage stress, make their homes safe and handle difficult patient behaviors. They also learned how to keep their loved ones engaged, with card games, crossword puzzles or music.

May 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
To help ward off Alzheimer’s, think before you eat.

To help ward off Alzheimer’s, think before you eat.

To help better understand the factors that can help or hinder the physical activity levels of children today, my colleagues and I recently conducted a study to explore the barriers UK children face when it comes to being physically active.

April 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia rate declines sharply among elderly

Dementia rate declines sharply among elderly

  By Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News A new study finds that the prevalence of dementia has fallen sharply in recent years, most likely as a result of Americans’ rising educational levels and better heart health, which are both closely related to brain health. Dementia rates in people over age 65 fell from 11.6 percent […]

November 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
When pretend is real for Alzheimer’s patients

When pretend is real for Alzheimer’s patients

Anna Gorman Kaiser Health News BEVERLY HILLS — Sitting beside a neatly made crib, 88-year-old Vivian Guzofsky held up a baby doll dressed in puppy dog pajamas. “Hello gorgeous,” she said, laughing. “You’re so cute.” Guzofsky, who has Alzheimer’s disease, lives on a secure memory floor of a home for seniors. Nearly every day, she visits […]

October 4, 2016 | By | Reply More