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2012-03-06 11:53:21

Persistent depression symptoms may be associated with significantly greater declines in cognitive performance in older patients with coronary artery disease who underwent cardiac catheterization, according to a study published in the March issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Relatively high rates of depression have been observed among older patients with coronary artery disease, including those undergoing coronary interventions, but it remains...

2012-02-03 06:22:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- A recent study showed that the protein beta-amyloid which is found in the brain and associated with Alzheimer's disease may even affect the mental function in healthy individuals. "In our study, we observed that even in adults with apparently good cognitive health, increasing amounts of beta-amyloid in the brain are related to subtle changes in memory and mental function," Denise C. Park, PhD, study author, of the Center for Vital Longevity at the University of Texas...

2012-02-02 07:39:44

High levels of the protein beta-amyloid in the brain that is associated with Alzheimer's disease may affect brain performance even in healthy adults, according to a study published in the February 1, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "In our study, we observed that even in adults with apparently good cognitive health, increasing amounts of beta-amyloid in the brain are related to subtle changes in memory and mental function,"...

2011-12-23 11:01:44

APOE is the main genetic risk factor for this disease, but that is not the whole story; The University of the Basque Country is looking for complementary genetic factors One of our genes is apolipoprotein E (APOE), which often appears with a variation which nobody would want to have: APOEε4, the main genetic risk factor for sporadic Alzheimer's disease (the most common form in which this disorder manifests itself and which is caused by a combination of hereditary and...

2011-12-12 17:30:02

If you had a family history of developing Alzheimer's disease, would you take a genetic test that would give you more information about your chances? "Definitely," said Gloria VanAlstine, 60, and Joyce Smith, 79. The two women took a controversial genetic test of a gene called Apolipoprotein E. APOE is a susceptibility gene where certain variants have been found to significantly increase a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Both women have a family history of Alzheimer's,...

Fish Consumption May Offer Critical Protection Against Alzheimer’s
2011-11-30 15:15:06

According to a recent study presented Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), scientists have uncovered yet another salubrious effect of consuming fish. This time, American researchers say that a recent study indicates that people who consume baked or grilled fish at least once a week are at a significantly lower risk of developing Alzheimer´s disease in old age. Not surprisingly, scientists say the explanation for fish´s protective...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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