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NEWS Antidepressants double risk of falls and fractures in Alzheimer’s patients

January 18th 2017 /

Alzheimer’s patients often take an antidepressant—but the drug nearly doubles the risk of a fall and hip fracture. The risk is at its greatest when the person starts taking the medication, but it’s still there even four years later.

NEWS Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death for Alzheimer’s patients

December 21st 2016 /

Antipsychotic drugs are routinely given to Alzheimer’s patients—but they increase the risk of death by 60 per cent. And the patient is twice as likely to die if he or she is given two or more antipsychotics.

NEWS Alzheimer’s now the biggest killer of women

November 16th 2016

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia have replaced heart problems as the major killer in the UK—at least for women. A similar pattern has been seen in the US, too, where the rate of coronary heart disease has fallen by 20 per cent since the 1980s.

NEWS Radiation from two CT scans could trigger Alzheimer’s, researchers fear

November 2nd 2016

Radiation from CT (computerised tomography) or CAT scans could be increasing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Just having two of the medical tests in a lifetime starts changing our brain molecules, a new research paper has discovered.

NEWS Cheers! Beer could prevent Alzheimer’s

June 6th 2016

It’s not just red wine that can be good for us, beer also has a part in play. Regularly drinking a pint or two seems to protect against the build-up of sticky plaques in the brain, which have been associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

NEWS Supplement that could be the fountain of youth

June 6th 2016

A supplement—containing 30 vitamins and minerals—is fast winning the ultimate accolade that it really could be the fountain of youth

FEATURE Reversing Alzheimer’s disease

June 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 3)

These natural remedies may help stave off cognitive decline, says Harald Gaier.

NEWS Sticky plaques don’t cause Alzheimer’s—they’re protecting the brain

May 31st 2016

Sticky plaques—which medicine has believed cause Alzheimer’s disease and dementia—are actually protecting the brain after infection, new research has found. This means that Alzheimer’s drug therapy for the past 30 years has been wrong.

NEWS The five foods that can beat inflammation

May 23rd 2016 /

Inflammation is recognised as playing a big part in many chronic health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and some cancers—and now scientists have come up with five foods that can prevent it, and even reverse the process once it’s started.

NEWS Sweetener could trigger diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s

April 28th 2016 /

High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)—the sweetener in many fruit drinks and desserts—could be the trigger for a range of chronic diseases, from diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and ADHD (attention-deficit, hyperactivity disorder), scientists believe.

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