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New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off

March 31, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fewer people are being treated in U.S. emergency rooms for strokes caused by blood clots in the brain, which experts read as a sign that current stroke prevention methods are working.
The rate of emergency department visits for either a stroke or a mini-stroke (transient ischemic […]


New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off

March 31, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fewer people are being treated in U.S. emergency rooms for strokes caused by blood clots in the brain, which experts read as a sign that current stroke prevention methods are working.
The rate of emergency department visits for either a stroke or a mini-stroke (transient ischemic […]


Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer’s?

March 27, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they’ve developed an anti-Alzheimer’s diet.
While it couldn’t prove cause-and-effect, the new study found that adults who rigorously followed the so-called MIND diet faced a 53 percent lower risk for Alzheimer’s, the most common type of dementia. Those sticking to the diet just “moderately […]


Researchers Pinpoint Possible Protein Culprit Behind Alzheimer’s

March 24, 2015

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Abnormal tau protein collecting in the brain may be the main cause of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study claims.
Another protein called amyloid accumulates as Alzheimer’s progresses, but is not the primary culprit behind the devastating memory loss that is the hallmark of the disease, Mayo Clinic researchers report.
They […]


Many With Alzheimer’s Aren’t Told of Diagnosis by Doctor: Report

March 24, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Doctors are not telling a majority of their patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s that they have the degenerative brain disease, a new report shows.
The research, conducted by the Alzheimer’s Association, involved patients whose Medicare records listed treatments that are specific to Alzheimer’s disease.
However, when the researchers […]


Exercise, But Not Vitamin D, Cuts Injuries From Falls in Older Women: Study

March 23, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Neither routine exercise nor vitamin D supplementation does anything to lower the overall risk for accidental falls among older women, a new Finnish study says.
However, the risk of serious injury as a result of falling was cut by more than half when elderly women engaged […]


Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles

March 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they have developed a new scoring system to help identify seniors who are at high risk for memory and thinking problems that might lead to dementia.
“Our goal is to identify memory issues at the earliest possible stages,” wrote lead researcher Dr. Ronald Petersen, of the Mayo […]


Antipsychotics May Be Deadlier Than Thought for Dementia Patients

March 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Antipsychotic drugs may increase the risk of premature death in dementia patients more than thought, a new study suggests.
The medications are widely used to treat the delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression that occur in many people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. However, the U.S. Food […]


Early Scans for Back Pain May Do Little to Help Seniors

March 17, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most current guidelines suggest that when seniors report new back pain to their primary care physician they should quickly be sent for diagnostic imaging, such as CT scans or MRIs.
But a new study suggests that early imaging may actually be a waste of both time […]


Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study Finds

March 16, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Can’t remember that work colleague’s name? Misplaced your keys again? Don’t fret: a new study finds that nearly everyone will suffer more memory lapses as they age, with men being more vulnerable to failing memory than women.
The study also reported that people’s memory skills and […]



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