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The Social Media Signs That Someone Might Be Depressed

New research has found that the images on a person’s Instagram can indicate whether they’re suffering from depression. The study – published in the journal EPJ Data Science – examined 43,950 photos taken from the feeds of...

Midlife Behaviours May Affect Your Dementia Risk

Your heart health in midlife may determine your risk of developing dementia in old age, a new 25-year study suggests. Middle-aged folks who smoke or have diabetes or high blood pressure are more likely to...

Patient Engagement in Alzheimer’s & Mild Cognitive Impairment Clinical Trials

Considering the large number of individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), you might expect fast enrollment into clinical trials. The reality is quite different. Sponsors of clinical trials face several...

Women show cognitive advantage in gender-equal countries

Women’s cognitive functioning past middle age may be affected by the degree of gender equality in the country they live in, according to new findings from Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “This...

Want A Younger Brain? Just Take The Stairs

It’s no secret that if you want to keep your mind sharp, it’s worth making some time to workout. Yes, exercise won’t only give you a sexy body. It’ll help get you a sexy brain as well....

Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine key risk factors including lack...

Healthy Heart in Your 20s Makes for a Better Brain in Your 40s

Folks with heart-healthy habits in their 20s tend to have larger, healthier brains in their 40s — brains that may be better prepared to withstand the ravages of aging, a new study reports. Twentysomethings who...

Underutilization Of Brain Amyloid Scans Drives Cost & Hurts Alzheimer’s Care

Research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017 in London highlighted the clinical value of amyloid-β PET scans, which detect the presence of amyloid-beta plaques in the brain – one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s...

Stressful Life Experiences Age the Brain by Four Years

A series of studies reported at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2017) in London confirm racial inequities in numbers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias – even after age 90 – and also...

Sexual Activity May Keep You Younger And Healthier

Sexual intimacy in women has been linked with longer telomeres — a trait associated with slower cellular aging, improved overall health, and even increased lifespan. The finding adds to a growing body of research on the importance of regular...

Poor quality sleep could increase Alzheimer’s risk

Prolonged periods of poor sleep increase levels of proteins involved in Alzheimer’s disease, research suggests, although quality, not quantity, of sleep is at the root of the issue. While previous research has revealed that...

Possible Treatment for Hot Flashes Discovered

Hot flashes are part of almost every woman’s life. Often humorously referred to, they are a common feeling among menopausal women, but that does not mean that they are pleasant. Intense heat, sweating and...

Why does it seem like nobody cares about female concussions?

Every 4 years or so, some of the world’s most prominent scientists gather to synthesize and summarize the latest in brain-injury research. Since first meeting in 2001, the assemblage, called the Concussion in Sport Group,...

‘Desperately Slow’ Period in Alzheimer’s Drug Development

There is an urgent need to ramp up the number of therapies entering the Alzheimer’s disease pipeline, according the Cleveland Clinic’s second annual analysis of Alzheimer’s disease drug development. If changes aren’t made, the...

Ending the Shame and Blame About Alzheimer’s

How Are They Shared? A new diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another kind of...

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Helps Preserve Memory and Protect Against Alzheimer’s

The Mediterranean diet is widely associated with an array of health benefits including lower incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Researchers at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM), in Philadelphia, have found that one...

Evolving clinical trial designs in Alzheimer’s – A double-edge sword?

With repeated clinical-stage failures in the past 15 years, drug development in Alzheimer’s disease(AD) defines “hard.” Yet, pharmaceutical companies—large and small—persist in the hopes of succeeding where so many have failed and to reap the ultimate...

6 Future Tests That Could Help With Earlier Detection of Alzheimer’s

When a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the condition is already fairly advanced and treatment can offer little in the way of slowing down the progression. At this point, treatment only makes the patient more comfortable....

This Is What Alzheimer’s Disease Does To The Brain

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive brain disease and the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. While symptoms of AD such as memory loss and impaired judgement are widely recognized, we know less...

Higher alcohol consumption leads to greater loss of muscle tissue in postmenopausal women

If you feel as though you can’t do as much physically as you’ve gotten older, there may be a reason. Both aging and menopause are known to affect sarcopenia, which is a loss...

Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain – 7 Small Steps to Big Changes

My Life Check® was designed by the American Heart Association with the goal of improved health by educating the public on how best to live. These measures have one unique thing in common – any person can...

Toronto neuroscientist tackling science, sex and sexism in women’s health

Gillian Einstein, a distant cousin of Albert Einstein, is exploring why brain disorders like Alzheimer’s disproportionately affect women. Her research raises a difficult question – Do cultural practices and health anomalies reflect differences between the...

Death rate from Alzheimer’s rises dramatically over 15 years

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a grim report about Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. Death rates from Alzheimer’s climbed 55 percent from 1999 to 2014, CDC found, and...

MIND YOUR STRESS – Live Your Life With Less Stress & More Balance

Stress is an inevitable part of life, but can be detrimental to your health when it is at chronic levels for long periods of time. The good news is that there is...

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