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By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Avoiding middle-age spread could be one way to delay the onset of dementia, a new study hints. Researchers found that among 142 elderly adults with Alzheimer’s disease, those who were overweight at age 50 tended to develop the memory-robbing …

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4 Health Issues That Mess With Your Memory

  Alzheimer’s isn’t the only condition that harms your memory. These four problems can also leave you feeling foggy.     Depression People battling the blues have lower levels of serotonin and norepinephrine—two neurotransmitters that help boost attention and alertness, explains Majid Fotuhi, MD, chair of the Memosyn Neurology Institute …

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2 in 10 Alzheimer's Cases May Be Misdiagnosed

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Alzheimer’s disease is often misdiagnosed, possibly causing undue stress for those who don’t have the disease but are told they do, and delays in treatment for others, two new studies reveal. Although no cure or effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease exists, a correct …

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Ibuprofen No Better at Reducing Alzheimer's Risk

WEDNESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) — The painkillers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) appear to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, but no one medication in the class works better than the others, a new analysis finds. Data from the study, the largest of its kind, contradicts some previous …

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News Roundup: Dense Bones and Breast Cancer, Detox

Hip-bone density, breast cancer propensityWomen with stronger bones after menopause may be at greater risk of breast cancer than those with thinner bones. This doesn’t mean that frail bones are good, or that you should skip osteoporosis-preventing medicine, according to the study in Cancer. But the University of Arizona researchers …

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Alcohol: Does Drinking Shrink Your Brain?

By Theresa TamkinsMONDAY, Oct 13 (Health.com) — What’s good for the heart may hurt the brain, according to a new study of the effects of alcohol. People who drink alcohol—even the moderate amounts that help prevent heart disease—have a smaller brain volume than those who do not, according to a …

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