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NEWS Indigestion tablets nearly double the risk of stroke (so add that to heart attack, kidney disease and dementia)

November 30th 2016 /

Common heartburn medications you can buy at the pharmacy increase the chances of a stroke. The drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, have already been found to raise the risk of a heart attack, kidney disease and dementia.

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.

FEATURE It’s mental: psychiatric drug sales double, yet they don’t work

November 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 8) /

There’s a pill for every mental and psychological ill—from schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and hyperactivity. The trouble is, say two leading psychologists, they don’t work.

NEWS Standard prostate cancer treatment doubles dementia risk

October 17th 2016

Prostate cancer treatment ADT (androgen deprivation therapy) doubles the chances of dementia, a new study has discovered. It’s the standard treatment for prostate cancers that have spread—and doctors perhaps need to start looking for a safer alternative, say researchers.

NEWS Mid-life exercise helps prevent dementia when you’re old

September 14th 2016

Taking up moderate exercise in your mid-life—around 49 years or so—could pay dividends later, and help you maintain good mental faculties, such as cognition and memory, when you reach old age.

FEATURE The dementia wars

August 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 6) /

After the UK government declared ‘war’ on dementia, drug companies have served up cocktails of ever more powerful drugs, but none works as well as a host of non-toxic alternatives

NEWS Eating fish every week reduces dementia risk as we get older

May 11th 2016

The great Belgian detective Hercule Poirot was right: eating fish is good for the leetle grey cells. And that becomes even more important as we get older. Eating at least one plate of seafood every week can ward off dementia and a decline in cognitive abilities, such as memory and problem-solving.

NEWS Scans show drugs for the elderly shrinking the brain

April 20th 2016

Anticholinergic drugs—which include antidepressants, hay fever treatments and incontinence pills—increase the risk of dementia, especially if they’re taken by elderly patients. The drugs also shrink the brain and interfere with the thinking processes.

NEWS Viral infections are unsuspected cause of Alzheimer’s, say experts

March 9th 2016

Viral infections such as cold sores and pneumonia could be the unsuspected cause of Alzheimer’s and dementia, a leading group of experts is claiming.

NEWS Vitamin D deficiency a major cause of dementia, Alzheimer`s

November 3rd 2015 /

Vitamin D deficiency is a major cause of dementia and it even causes physical abnormalities in the brain.

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