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New study furthers link between eating fried and grilled meat and developing dementia

Study suggests changes in cooking habits might reduce levels of glycotoxins and help prevent diabetes and dementia Toxic chemicals found at high concentrations in fried and grilled meats may raise the risk of diabetes and dementia, researchers say. U.S. scientists found that rodents raised on a Western-style diet rich in…

Pharmaceutical firms accused of falsifying data in major Alzheimer’s study

Japan’s health ministry said Friday it was probing claims falsified data was used in an Alzheimer’s disease study involving major pharmaceutical firms, a day after filing an unrelated criminal complaint against Swiss drugs giant Novartis. Health officials said they were questioning researchers after being told false data was used in…

Research indicates sleep helps the brain clean itself up

Like a janitor sweeping the halls after the lights go out, major changes occur in the brain during sleep to flush out waste and ward off disease, researchers said Thursday. The research in the journal Science offers new answers to explain why people spend a third of their lives asleep…

Scientists targetting brain protein for new Alzheimer’s treatment

Scientists have a new lead on a possible treatment to slow Alzheimer’s disease by targeting a protein involved in limiting flexibility in the aging brain, said a study out Thursday. Alzheimer’s — the most common form of dementia in older adults — affects an estimated five million Americans. There currently…

Young people using Alzheimer’s dementia drugs to boost brain power

Medicines used for Alzheimer’s disease and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder taken by 1% of 14 to 18-year-olds Some young people in Britain have used drugs for dementia and other conditions to boost their mental performance, a major survey suggests. Medicines normally prescribed for Alzheimer’s disease and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder…

Alzheimer’s cases to triple by 2050: study

Alzheimer’s disease cases in the US will nearly triple in the next 40 years, according to new projections Wednesday that suggest there will be nearly 14 million sufferers by 2050. In 2010, there were just 4.7 million people with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. The researchers who made the…

Dementia cases ‘to double by 2030′: WHO

The number of people with dementia is expected to almost double to 65.7 million by 2030, according to a World Health Organisationreport published on Wednesday. By 2050 the number of sufferers could be more than three times the current figure of 35.6 million, the UN body said. The report published with Alzheimer’s Disease…

Cancer drug reverses Alzheimer’s in mice: study

WASHINGTON — A widely available cancer drug has shown remarkable success in reversing Alzheimer’s disease in mice, raising hope of a breakthrough against incurable dementia in humans, US researchers said Thursday. Mice treated with the drug, known as bexarotene, became rapidly smarter and the plaque in their brains that was…

Funding boosted for Alzheimer’s research

The administration of US President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday it will boost funding for research into Alzheimer’s disease by $130 million, a 25 percent increase over the next two years. Leading health officials said an extra $50 million would be made available immediately for cutting-edge Alzheimer’s research and that…

Study finds Alzheimer’s spreads like infection

A new US study has found that Alzheimer’s disease spreads from one part of the brain to another like an infection, a discovery that could aid the development of treatments to slow its progress. The Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) study on transgenic mice found that the abnormal tau protein…

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